Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has two exercise physiology schools within its city limits. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in the city with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Exercise Physiology students from Fort Worth 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 Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $94,180. Physical therapists in this area earn $81,600/yr and there are 940 employed.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.099 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Worth are held by physical therapists, and 0.054/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 2 exercise physiology schools in Fort Worth, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($24,560/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Texas Wesleyan University as the lowest, reported at only $14,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|