Wilmington College’s $10.2 million Center for Sport Sciences represents a unique blend of academic, athletic, recreational, medical and commercial elements rarely seen on the NCAA Division III level.
The Center for Sport Sciences instantly became a signature facility on campus when it opened in August 2015. The CSS is home to WC’s nationally prominent athletic training program and other sport sciences, and, with its 40-by-40-yard, indoor turf field and related athletics amenities, also accommodates training for essentially all of the College’s 20 varsity sports teams, in addition to giving students additional options for co-curricular and recreational activities.
What makes the facility so functionally distinct is the presence of four commercial medical offices: Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Chiropractic Care of Cincinnati, CMH Regional Health System’s imaging and sports medicine center, and Drayer Physical Therapy Institute. Now, athletic training students can gain significant clinical experience without leaving campus.
The Center for Sport Sciences won the 2016 Citation Award presented by American School and University magazine, which praised its design, functionality and aesthetics. The CSS took the top prize in the Sports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities category. Those accolades came on the heels of the CSS gracing the pages of Athletic Business Magazine’s “Architectural Showcase” issue when it was selected as one of 61 state-of-the-art facilities in all of athletics for 2016.
The physical address for the Center for Sport Sciences is 720 Elm Street, Wilmington, OH 45177