• Top 72% in men's baseball in Division III for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 46% for spending per athlete in men's baseball in Division III

Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Campus Setting:
City: Midsize
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4
Biomedical Sciences, General 6
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 9
Business Administration and Management, General 14
Business/Commerce, General 10
Finance, General 6
Management Information Systems, General 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3
Information Technology 1
Art Teacher Education 0
Biology Teacher Education 3
Chemistry Teacher Education 0
Computer Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 19
Elementary Education and Teaching 0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1
History Teacher Education 2
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 0
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Music Teacher Education 0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 2
English Language and Literature, General 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 15
History, General 1
Public/Applied History 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 17
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies 1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 1
Physics, General 2
Psychology, General 15
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General 1
Sociology 15
Visual and Performing Arts
Conducting 3
Design and Applied Arts, Other 3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4
Fine/Studio Arts, General 3
Music, General 2

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