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
Vivian Sanchez brings extensive higher education and business experience to her role as Chancellor. Having worked in public research universities in the United States and private institutions in nine countries, Sanchez brings comprehensive global insights to higher education for both campus-based and digital learning. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences family in 2015 as a member of the Board of Directors, served as Chief Executive Officer from 2016-2022, and in May 2022 became Chancellor.
In her previous roles as President and Senior Administrator in higher education organizations, Sanchez guided institutions to achieving national recognition, obtaining critical accreditations, attracting world-class faculty and implementing innovative technology solutions for academic instruction and student support. Through affiliations with top-ranked universities and her strong industry connections, she has implemented student-centered approaches designed to prepare students for successful careers.
Prior to joining the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Vivian Sanchez served as CEO of a global network of both specialized and comprehensive universities that included schools of medicine, dentistry and health sciences, which ranked among the largest and most well-reputed in their regions. She also held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Administration at Florida International University—one of the five largest public research universities in the United States—where she played a pivotal role in establishing the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Sanchez has held numerous higher education Board of Director positions and served as advisor to both public and private universities.
Sanchez graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and earned her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.