Profession & Organization

  • CEO and Executive Director, Sports Conditioning and Rehabilitation (SCAR)

Dr. Jim Herkimer


Dr. Herkimer has been involved in health, fitness and rehabilitation for over 35 years. He is currently the CEO and Executive Director at Sports Conditioning and Rehabilitation (SCAR) in Orange, California. SCAR is a wellness and rehabilitation clinic providing a continuum of care for individuals through the life span. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to help a variety of athletes and individuals from all walks of life reach beyond their potential. He has extensive experience working with all levels of athletes including those from major league baseball, the NBA, NFL, NHL as well as multiple Olympians. He is a well-known author and speaker appearing on a variety of television shows including Healthy Matters, ESPN and local news shows. He has also worked closely with several nonprofit groups including the California Governors Council on Physical Fitness and Sport, The California State CIF Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, The Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California and Goodwill Institute of Orange County.

In addition to speaking for a variety of organizations, he has hosted multiple events on “Overcoming Obstacles”. The Overcoming Obstacles series matched professional athletes and members of the Challenged Athletes Foundation sharing their stories of difficulty in finding success in the face of adversity. His hands-on approach to motivating and educating people is apparent as he has mentored hundreds of students in clinical education as well as university settings.

Dr. Herkimer has had a variety of academic faculty appointments at Chapman University over the past twenty-six years. Dr. Herkimer sees himself as a catalyst to assist people in their journey to health and wellness as we move from a system of “diseasecare” to one of “healthcare” through a multidimensional approach of exercise, lifestyle management and nutrition.