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Athletic Facilities

The Scripps Research Institute and its location on Torrey Pines Mesa in La Jolla provide faculty and students with numerous recreational and sports-related opportunities for fitness training and relaxation.

Shiley Sports and Health Center: This 30,000-square-foot addition to Scripps Clinic is located at the north end of the campus. The center offers various programs and facilities including a state-of-the-art strength and fitness center, an outdoor heated lap pool and all-weather track, a gymnasium, and an indoor warm-water therapy pool. Classes offered include aerobics, swimming, and ski fitness. Use of the facility can be arranged at no charge for graduate students.

Basketball: A basketball court is available on campus for use on a 24-hour basis.

Jogging/hiking/cycling trails: The La Jolla area provides various recreational trails for use and enjoyment by the community; most may be used free of charge. The UCSD campus provides several trails for hiking and jogging. These trails include stretch stops and instructions on fitness.

Torrey Pines State Reserve: The Torrey Pines State Reserve also provides many hiking and jogging trails that lead to scenic overlooks and to the beach. This beautiful reserve is located on North Torrey Pines Road just to the north of the Institute.