South Dakota contains three schools that offer exercise physiology programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking exercise physiology school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 exercise physiology schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($19,361/yr), with Dakota State University as the lowest recorded at only $12,024/yr.
Exercise Physiology students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 50 employed physical scientists earning an average yearly salary of $90,480. Physical therapists in this state earn $66,490/yr and there are 570 employed.
Also, within the exercise physiology schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from exercise physiology, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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