West Virginia contains six schools that offer exercise physiology programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking exercise physiology school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 exercise physiology schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Davis & Elkins College comes out as the most expensive ($18,674/yr), with Marshall University as the lowest recorded at only $7,694/yr.
Exercise Physiology students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 120 employed physical scientists earning an average yearly salary of $90,720. Physical therapists in this state earn $76,970/yr and there are 860 employed.
Also, within the exercise physiology schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from exercise physiology, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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