La Sierra University (La Sierra or LSU) is a Seventh-day Adventist co-educational university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Adventist Accrediting Association. Other schools and departments within La Sierra are also accredited, such as: the Department of Health and Exercise Science by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; the Department of Music by the National Association of Schools of Music; the Social Work program by the Council on Social Work Education; and the School of Religion by The Association of Theological Schools. La Sierra University is located in Riverside, California, United States. Founded in 1922 as Southeastern California Academy, it later became La Sierra College, and then was merged into Loma Linda University in 1967. Modern-day La Sierra University began in 1990, when it once again became an independent institution. La Sierra is a leading school in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), having won multiple national and world championships.