South Dakota contains eight schools that offer personal training programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking personal training school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 personal training schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($19,361/yr), with Black Hills State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,454/yr.
Personal Training students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 140 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average yearly salary of $55,600. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this state earn $22,970/yr and there are 750 employed.
Also, within the personal training schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from personal training, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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