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:
2,978
Tuition:
$50,900
Tuition Category:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
$33,973
Classroom Ratio:
12 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
29%
% Students on Campus:
33%
% Students from out of State:
8%
Testing Required:
No
ACT Midpoint:
21
SAT Midpoint:
955
Top 3 Majors:
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 1
Mass Communication/Media Studies 6
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 0
Education
Art Teacher Education 1
Education, General 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 0
French Language and Literature 0
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Professions and Related Programs
Art Therapy/Therapist 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 120
History
History, General 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 445
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 2
Natural Sciences 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 0
Religion/Religious Studies 0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 1
Psychology
Psychology, General 14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 6
Social Sciences
Economics, General 0
Political Science and Government, General 2
Sociology 0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 1
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 0
Fine/Studio Arts, General 0
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 0

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