Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has five fitness schools within its city limits. Belmont University, the highest ranked school in the city with a fitness program, has a total student population of 5,424. It is the 1511th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Fitness students from Nashville schools who go on to become fitness professionals, sports trainers, fitness trainers, 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are ** employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $42,020. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $30,550/yr and there are 860 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.199 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and **/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 5 fitness schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr) for fitness students, with Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|