Is a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Worth It? If you’re dreaming about helping patients restore their mobility and quality of life, and you’re exploring what it would take to become a physical therapist, you may be wondering, “Is a degree in physical therapy worth it?” The answer to this question depends, of course, on your personal career goals. Some people choose to become physical therapist assistants because only a two-year associate degree is required. It’s true that pursuing a doctorate takes time and effort; however, there are countless advantages to earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. To that end, let’s look at some of the factors that make a Doctor in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree the best first step on an exceptional career Read more
Dr. Storms is currently serving as the Vice President for Saint Leo WorldWide at Saint Leo University. In that role she is responsible for oversight of the University’s 40+ off-campus educational centers as well as their Center for Online Learning.
She has served in a leadership capacity in higher education for nearly 15 years. Prior to joining Saint Leo, she held a variety of roles including College Vice President, Campus President, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean, and Program Chair. She has extensive experience with both programmatic and regional accreditation, having shepherded programs through APA, CACREP, CSWE and CCNE accreditation as well as participating in the HLC reaffirmation process.
As a university administrator, she has worked both with traditional graduate student populations, as well as adult learners at the graduate and undergraduate levels in both campus-based and online settings. Prior to joining the academe, she served in a variety of administrative roles within mental health organizations including Director of a partial hospitalization program and Manager of Clinical Services at a large community mental health center.
Dr. Storms earned her BS in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology.