Fort Lauderdale, FL (population: 184,625) has three exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Miami, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 15,629. It is the 69th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Florida.
Exercise Physiology students from Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $67,260. Physical therapists in this area earn $82,010/yr and there are 850 employed.
Fort Lauderdale lies in Broward county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metropolitan area has 715,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Miami comes out as the most expensive ($26,758/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Florida Atlantic University as the lowest, reported at only $9,477/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Lauderdale|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||6.9 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||10.0 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||11.7 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||11.8 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||14.4 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||15.3 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||15.4 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||16.0 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||16.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||19.1 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||21.7 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||22.8 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||27.2 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||31.3 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||33.3 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||42.2 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||79.9 miles|