Tennessee contains sixteen schools that offer sports medicine programs. Cumberland University, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in TN, has a total student population of 1,355 and is the 633rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 sports medicine schools in Tennessee, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr), with Tennessee State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,483/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 3,810 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $76,270. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $185,190/yr and there are 4,960 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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