Virginia contains seventeen schools that offer sports medicine programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 sports medicine schools in Virginia, only 5 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 Old Dominion University as the lowest recorded at only $10,173/yr.
Sports Medicine students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 3,930 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $75,880. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $170,320/yr and there are 7,490 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, 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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