Recruiting Wizard


  • Top 39% in women's softball in Division III for ACT score
  • Top 49% in women's softball in Division III for SAT score

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:
Classroom Ratio:
12 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9
Biomedical Sciences, General 12
Exercise Physiology 20
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 15
Actuarial Science 7
Business Administration and Management, General 109
Business/Commerce, General 7
Finance, General 7
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 30
International Business/Trade/Commerce 3
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 0
Mass Communication/Media Studies 2
Organizational Communication, General 10
Public Relations/Image Management 0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 10
Art Teacher Education 3
Biology Teacher Education 0
Business Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 5
Education, General 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 26
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1
German Language Teacher Education 1
History Teacher Education 3
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Music Teacher Education 0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 5
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 0
Social Studies Teacher Education 0
Spanish Language Teacher Education 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 4
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 0
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
German Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 15
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 3
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 32
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 17
Music Therapy/Therapist 0
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 47
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 120
History, General 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 26
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 38
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 19
Natural Sciences 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 12
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies 0
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General 0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 4
Psychology, General 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 7
Social Sciences
Economics, General 4
Political Science and Government, General 0
Theology and Religious Vocations
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology 0
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies 8
Religious/Sacred Music 0
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 7
Theology/Theological Studies 13
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 0
Graphic Design 8
Illustration 0
Interior Design 1
Music, General 1
Photography 0

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