Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has three exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Northern Colorado, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 12,711. It is the 349th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Exercise Physiology students from Denver 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 500 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $91,100. Physical therapists in this area earn $72,470/yr and there are 1,610 employed.
Denver lies in Denver county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Denver are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 3 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Denver, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Colorado at Boulder comes out as the most expensive ($17,929/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Colorado State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|