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
Terry Rakosky, Chief Experience Officer, joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) with more than 30 years of experience in consumer products and higher education. She is a creative, results-oriented marketing executive with extensive experience in developing and executing global strategies for large, internationally recognized brands.
Prior to joining USAHS, Rakosky served as Vice President of Marketing for Laureate Education Inc.’s Design Universities and previously worked for 25 years in various marketing and product management roles with Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. There, she rose to the position of Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for the company’s multi-branded product portfolio and worked with regional marketing centers to achieve business results across the globe. Her broad marketing background is enhanced by her proven results in organizational development, process improvement, cost efficiency, and operations management.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Rakosky has spoken at numerous industry conferences and universities on the topics of marketing innovation and women in leadership. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Bowling Green State University.