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
Julie Gonick, Vice President of Enrollment Management, joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2016 with more than 15 years of experience in admissions and higher education. She is a highly motivated, successful leader with a consistent focus on student experience. Gonick also serves as the Campus Director for the San Marcos, CA campus.
Gonick joined USAHS to ensure consistent and seamless enrollment processes for incoming students, implement new technologies in the enrollment team and assist in new program launches across campuses.
Prior to joining USAHS, she served as Director of Enrollment and Field Recruitment at New School of Architecture and Design and previously worked 10 years in various admissions roles at the Art Institute of California. There, she rose to the role of Director of Admissions, leading a team that often exceeded new student plans and set new benchmarks and best practices used across the region.
Gonick received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona and completed her Master of Arts in Education at Argosy University.