Alabama contains four schools that offer exercise physiology programs. Huntingdon College, the highest-ranking exercise physiology school in AL, has a total student population of 1,075 and is the 522nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 exercise physiology schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Samford University comes out as the most expensive ($19,536/yr), with The University of Alabama as the lowest recorded at only $14,984/yr.
Exercise Physiology students from Alabama schools who go on to become exercise physiologists, training specialists, athletic trainers, athletes, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical scientists make on average $94,880 per year and there are about 25,310 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 130 employed physical scientists earning an average yearly salary of $92,160. Physical therapists in this state earn $76,260/yr and there are 1,750 employed.
Also, within the exercise physiology schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from exercise physiology, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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