Virginia contains eighteen schools that offer personal training programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking personal training school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 personal training schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/yr), with Virginia State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,202/yr.
Personal Training students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 730 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average yearly salary of $50,510. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this state earn $35,340/yr and there are 6,700 employed.
Also, within the personal training schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from personal training, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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