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Jim Herkimer

jim herkimer

Director of Sports Medicine

  • MSc: Sports Medicine/Exercise Science, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • MPT: Physical Therapy, Chapman University
  • BSc: Athletic Training, California State University, Sacramento, CA
  • Certified: Athletic Trainer, NATA; Track and Field Coach, USATF
  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Chapman University
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association, American College of Sports Medicine

Jim is a native Californian and has lived in the city of Orange his whole life. He spent his youth in the local sports programs as a player and as a coach. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and received both his Advanced Master of Science degrees in Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine and his Master’s in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. He is currently working on his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. Jim has served as the Director of Athletic Training at Chapman University and continues to guest lecture in both their Athletic Training and Physical Therapy Departments.

Jim is a certified USATF track and field coach. He has served as an advisor to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport and is currently a member of the State CIF Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He has an extensive background in exercise prescription, sports conditioning and functional rehabilitation as a performance physical therapist.

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