Facts and Figures
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the country, combining tradition and innovation and offering students a rich heritage combined with the latest in instructional and research technology. As one of the oldest land-grant institutions, as well as a sea-grant, space-grant, and urban-grant institution, and classified by Carnegie as Research Extensive, (R1), Delaware offers an impressive collection of educational resources.
As a state-assisted, privately controlled institution, the University seeks to enroll students from diverse backgrounds and a wide variety of geographic regions. Currently, 60 percent of Newark campus undergraduates are nonresidents who represent nearly every state and numerous foreign countries. The University of Delaware is strongly committed to enrolling and retaining minority students. The educational programs of six colleges supported 21,121 students in 2003, including 16,428 undergraduate students, 3,301 graduate students, and 1,392 professional and continuing education students. Entering 2003 freshmen typically ranked in the top quarter of their high-school graduating classes with SAT scores averaging 1177.
The state of Delaware sits in the heart of the mid-Atlantic seaboard, halfway between Washington, DC and New York City. The main campus of the University, located in the charming college town of Newark (pronounced New Ark, as it was once spelled), offers a traditional college atmosphere in a location that affords easy access to major cultural and entertainment centers in nearby metropolitan areas. The I-95 corridor is minutes from campus. The shore resorts of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland and the recreational areas and ski slopes of the Pocono Mountains are also about two hours away.
The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences is a thriving academic unit in the University’s College of Health Sciences, with 46 full-time faculty and over 800 student majors participating in eight undergraduate degree programs, three master’s programs, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is awarded with the following majors:
- Athletic Training
- Exercise Science
- Health and Physical Education
- Health Behavior Science
- Sport Management
- Applied Nutrition
- Nutritional Science
The Master of Science (M.S.) degree is available with majors in:
The Department also participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Biomechanics and Movement Science, which also involves the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Physical Therapy.
For additional information or a virtual campus tour, please visit the University of Delaware's website: www.udel.edu .
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