Iowa contains 20 schools that offer personal training programs. Luther College, the highest-ranking personal training school in IA, has a total student population of 2,519 and is the 164th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 personal training schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Luther College comes out as the most expensive ($21,493/yr), with North Iowa Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,300/yr.
Personal Training students from Iowa schools who go on to become personal trainers, personal skills trainers, trainers, PT trainers, 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 Iowa alone, there are 220 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average yearly salary of $63,560. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this state earn $24,750/yr and there are 2,260 employed.
Also, within the personal training schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from personal training, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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