Virginia contains eight schools that offer exercise physiology programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking exercise physiology school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 exercise physiology schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lynchburg College comes out as the most expensive ($22,928/yr), with Norfolk State University as the lowest recorded at only $11,305/yr.
Exercise Physiology students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 1,190 employed physical scientists earning an average yearly salary of $105,710. Physical therapists in this state earn $75,880/yr and there are 3,930 employed.
Also, within the exercise physiology schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from exercise physiology, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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