Karen Lee Yoder, director of Athletics and Physical Education, and Athletics staff are proud to unveil a brand-new initiative named "Keelhauler Fit" that is part of the university's five-year strategic plan, to members of the Cal Maritime community.

Designed by Cal Maritime Sports Performance to help cadets find and maintain balance throughout their undergraduate career, Keelhauler Fit is a multi-faceted mental, physical and emotional health program that offers seminars, workshops and presentations to enhance self-care.

Through programming that commences in mid-January  information pertaining to all Keelhauler Fit events is available on its Instagram profile —  cadets will enjoy an enriched undergraduate experience that will help them achieve their academic and athletic potential. 

"Through a holistic integration with other facets of campus life, Keelhauler Fit will change the mindset of our campus community, improve individual and institutional culture by developing lifelong healthy habits," said Jeff Ward, assistant director of Athletics for Sports Performance.


Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus offers undergraduate degrees that prepare students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.