Alabama contains fourteen schools that offer sports medicine programs. Huntingdon College, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in AL, has a total student population of 1,075 and is the 522nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 sports medicine schools in Alabama, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr), with Shelton State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,760/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Alabama schools who go on to become sports medicine practitioners, sports trainers, sports doctors, sports physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Physical therapists make on average $76,220 per year and there are about 174,490 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 1,750 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $76,260. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $202,950/yr and there are 2,880 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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