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At Life West, there are many different opportunities to be involved with sports and athletics at various levels of competition. Life West has a nationally-recognized rugby program with men’s and women’s teams that compete in some of the most prominent club tournaments in the country. The school also offers chances to participate in local leagues and pick-up games as well.


Founded in late-2013, the Life West rugby program has quickly grown into one of the top club teams in the western United States. Both the men’s and women’s squads have emerged as contenders for national titles on an annual basis, and participation at these competition allows the school to spread chiropractic to a wider audience.

For more on Life West rugby, check out the program’s official page.

Club Sports

Club sports provide opportunities for students to explore athletic passions outside the classroom. Life West offers ice hockey, basketball, softball and soccer teams that compete within the Bay Area.

Gymnasium and Fitness Center

This space is dedicated to students who want to play basketball, volleyball, Frisbee and other sports. The gym and the nearby Fitness Center also house workout equipment and saunas that are available for use by the entire Life West community. Life West provides plenty of space to maneuver and move, and students are invited to schedule time for their group or club activities in this space.

For more on the gym and Fitness Center, including hours of operation, visit the official page.

Sports Performance Institute

Professional athletes often have a chiropractor providing regular care as part of their normal training routine. Life West students can choose to attend sporting events with faculty members who specialize in adjusting athletes in order to gain experience and knowledge in this area.

They can also participate in the Life West Sports Performance Institute. The Sports Performance Institute has longstanding partnerships with Dew Tour and AVPFirst, and students who participate in the program gain valuable experience providing hands-on care to world-class athletes.

Student Council Athletics Activities

The Life West Student Council encourages the development of both the mind and body. The Student Council Athletic Director creates a variety of athletic opportunities throughout the year such as intramural activities, inter-class competitions, recreational activities and special events (including trips to professional games in the Bay Area).