Personal Training in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Personal Training Programs in South Dakota


Each year, roughly 0.1% of South Dakota students graduate with degrees in personal training. In other words, every year an estimated 31 personal trainers graduate from South Dakota's 4 personal training schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a personal training program is Augustana College. Augustana College, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Sioux Falls. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Augustana College's personal training program. Tuition at Augustana College was $25,104 per year.

Dakota Wesleyan University, which was ranked 46th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a personal training program. It is located in Mitchell. 9 students graduated with degree in personal training from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2010. The tuition rate at Dakota Wesleyan University was $19,850 per year.

South Dakota State University, which was ranked 46th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a personal training program. It is located in Brookings. In 2010, South Dakota State University graduated 12 students from its personal training programs. Tuition at South Dakota State University was $6,444 per year.

Cost

Personal training schools in South Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $15,859 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $25,104 per year, or as little as $6,444 per year. In 2010, the personal training schools that charged the highest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Augustana College - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $25,104 per year
  2. Dakota Wesleyan University - located in Mitchell, students are charged $19,850 per year
  3. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year

The lowest tuition rates at South Dakota personal training schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year
  2. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year
  3. Dakota Wesleyan University - located in Mitchell, students are charged $19,850 per year

A personal training degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

The highest percentage of personal training graduates in South Dakota pursue careers as a personal trainer. South Dakota had 750 personal trainers in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of South Dakota personal trainers:

  1. Lincoln County - 380 personal trainers
  2. Beadle County - 190 personal trainers
  3. Meade County - 90 personal trainers

Salary

A personal trainer in South Dakota makes an average of $23,790 per year. However, South Dakota personal trainers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,820 per year to more than $35,550 per year in 2010. A personal trainer in the following South Dakota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lincoln County - $25,630 per year
  2. Meade County - $23,280 per year
  3. Beadle County - $21,370 per year

The South Dakota counties with the lowest average salary for personal trainers are:

  1. Bennett County - $21,020 per year
  2. Beadle County - $21,370 per year
  3. Meade County - $23,280 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional South Dakota statistics regarding a career in personal training. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy assisting or physical therapy.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Personal Training in South Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,560 miles from location South Dakota State University Brookings SD 31.8924 55% 12,376
6,879 miles from location National American University-Rapid City Rapid City SD 12.6507 n/a 1,973
6,562 miles from location Augustana College Sioux Falls SD 67.8064 42% 1,793
6,626 miles from location Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell SD 53.9083 39% 763
 

Curious what studying Personal Training gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors + 750 $23,790 17.2%
2
Athletic Trainers + 70 $37,890 0.0%
 

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