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Center for Sport Sciences

The Center for Sport Sciences (CSS), a $10.4 million facility, opened at Wilmington College in August of 2015. The 41,000-square foot building represents a unique blend of acacdemic, athletic, recreational and commercial elements rarely seen at the NCAA Division III level.

What makes the facility so functionally distinct is the presence of four commercial medical offices: Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Mersch Chiropractic Care, 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 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 varsity sports teams, in addition to giving students additional options for co-curricular and recreational activities.

Additionally, a 40-by-40-yard outdoor section of turf sits alongside the indoor turf and is separated by retractable doors. That turf, which sits on the same land as the old Gilhart Field (former home to WC soccer programs), is named "Gilhart Turf", and is used for athletics, both formally and recreationally.