Lake Elsinore, CA (population: 56,703) has sixteen exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Exercise Physiology students from Lake Elsinore 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.
Lake Elsinore lies in Riverside county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary.
Of the 16 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Lake Elsinore, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chapman University comes out as the most expensive ($29,102/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Crafton Hills College as the lowest, reported at only $6,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lake Elsinore|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||19.5 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||24.6 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||28.1 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||31.9 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||32.3 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||32.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||34.0 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||34.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||36.2 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||36.4 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||37.6 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||37.7 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||39.4 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||42.9 miles|