Health and physical fitness are key for athletes and to achieve and maintain peak physical performance. For those interested in studying the ways that people can improve their strength, range of motion, and nutrition, a degree in physical therapy is the first step towards a rewarding career path. It is typical for students interested in pursuing this degree program to get their bachelor’s and internships at a health clinic, a physical therapy office, or with a local sports team like the Cavaliers.
Virginia has over 2,500 practicing physical therapists that receive compensation that can exceed $100,000 annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students that choose to pursue this career must be patient, communicative, and prioritize their client’s health.
Students can earn their bachelor’s degree in-person or online, though most programs require in-person interaction with sports teams and athletes to prepare them for their future roles.Click Here to See the Best Colleges in the US
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Shenandoah University Winchester, VA||17 : 1||4,174|
|Marymount University Arlington, VA||23 : 1||3,294|
|Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA||23 : 1||29,070|
|Hampton University Hampton, VA||16 : 1||3,516|
|Radford University Radford, VA||21 : 1||10,695|