West Virginia contains nine schools that offer personal training programs. Ohio Valley University, the highest-ranking personal training school in WV, has a total student population of 495 and is the 427th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 personal training schools in West Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with Concord University as the lowest recorded at only $7,739/yr.
Personal Training students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 130 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average yearly salary of $63,660. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this state earn $21,070/yr and there are 680 employed.
Also, within the personal training schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from personal training, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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