Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has two exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 32,172. It is the 222nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about exercise physiology programs in Virginia Beach, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of exercise physiology professors at Virginia Commonwealth University such as Joseph Feher.
Exercise Physiology students from Virginia Beach 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 Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are ** employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $106,820. Physical therapists in this area earn $75,690/yr and there are 700 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.956 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by physical therapists, and **/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 2 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Commonwealth University comes out as the most expensive ($15,907/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Norfolk State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,305/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|