Huntsville, AL (population: 185,501) has eight fitness training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Martin Methodist College, the highest ranked school in this group with a fitness training program, has a total student population of 1,001. It is the 354th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Fitness Training students from Huntsville schools who go on to become fitness trainers, fitness professionals, fitness instructors, group fitness instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 228,170 people working as fitness trainers and aerobics instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $35,340. Also, Recreation and fitness studies teachers make on average $60,580 per year and there are about 16,850 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Huntsville area alone, there are 30 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $54,530. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $30,560/yr and there are 220 employed.
Huntsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Huntsville are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 8 fitness training schools with a 100-mile radius of Huntsville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Martin Methodist College comes out as the most expensive ($25,620/yr) for fitness training students, with University of North Alabama as the lowest, reported at only $7,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Huntsville|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||79.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||87.8 miles|