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Schools Offering Sports Medicine Programs in Illinois

Each year, roughly 0.0% of Illinois students graduate with degrees in sports medicine. In other words, every year an estimated 118 sports medicine professionals graduate from Illinois' 18 sports medicine schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a sports medicine program is Elmhurst College. Elmhurst College, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Elmhurst. no students graduated with a degree in sports medicine from Elmhurst College in 2010. Elmhurst College charged in-state students $28,660 in tuition fees per year.

North Central College, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a sports medicine program. It is located in Naperville. In 2010, 4 students graduated from North Central College sports medicine program. Students at North Central College paid $28,224 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a sports medicine program is Millikin University, which is located in Decatur. In 2010, it was ranked 38th nationwide. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Millikin University sports medicine program. The tuition rate at Millikin University was $27,525 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' sports medicine schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $19,028 per year, though tuition can range from $28,660 per year to $3,010 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois sports medicine schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Elmhurst College - located in Elmhurst, students are charged $28,660 per year
  2. North Central College - located in Naperville, students are charged $28,224 per year
  3. Millikin University - located in Decatur, students are charged $27,525 per year

The sports medicine schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College - located in Chicago, students are charged $3,010 per year
  2. Eastern Illinois University - located in Charleston, students are charged $9,987 per year
  3. Western Illinois University - located in Macomb, students are charged $10,149 per year

A sports medicine degree from an Illinois school... what next?

sports medicine graduates in Illinois can go into a variety of professions such as sports medicine coordinator , physical therapy professor, coach, physical therapist, and physical therapist assistant. If you decide to work as a sports medicine professional in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 36,850 Illinois sports medicine professional as of 2010. This number includes 14,510 sports medicine physicians, 690 sports medicine coordinator s, and 1,820 physical therapy professors. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of sports medicine professional are:

  1. Cook County - 23,340 sports medicine professionals
  2. Lake County - 3,130 sports medicine professionals
  3. Marshall County - 1,360 sports medicine professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of sports medicine professionals is expected to grow by 25% by 2018. There are projected to be 24,260 sports medicine professionals working in Illinois then. Of these 24,260 sports medicine professionals, the government predicts that an unknown number will be sports medicine physicians, an unknown number will be sports medicine coordinator s, and an unknown number will be physical therapy professors.


sports medicine professionals in Illinois make an average of $72,453 per year. In 2010, however, some Illinois sports medicine professional earned as little as less than $16,810 per year or as much as more than $144,340 per year. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for sports medicine professionals:

  1. Champaign County - $109,943 per year
  2. Vermilion County - $109,560 per year
  3. Kankakee County - $106,600 per year

The Illinois counties with the lowest average salary for sports medicine professionals are:

  1. Cook County - $70,262 per year
  2. Macon County - $79,835 per year
  3. Adams County - $80,408 per year

The sports medicine professionals with highest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Sports Medicine Physician - $160,140 per year
  2. Physical Therapist - $79,070 per year
  3. Physical Therapy Professor - $69,840 per year

The sports medicine professionals with lowest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Sports Medicine Coordinator - $45,440 per year
  2. Coach - $30,640 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in sports medicine. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy or sports medicine.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine in Illinois
  • Certificate in Sports Medicine in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 14,510 $160,140 193.1%
Coaches and Scouts 8,250 $30,640 29.9%
Physical Therapists 8,130 $79,070 26.0%
Physical Therapist Assistants 3,450 $49,590 38.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,820 $69,840
Athletic Trainers 690 $45,440 -40.5%

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