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. Andrew Concors is a physical therapist, certified industrial ergonomist and educator focused on preventing, treating and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries. He is also devoted to providing healthcare to medically underserved populations nationally and internationally.
Dr. Concors began his physical therapy career after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1983. He has since worked in a variety of clinical settings, including acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, community health centers, home health, medical tents at athletic events and rehabilitation centers. Most recently, Dr. Concors ran an ergonomic consulting firm since 2005, providing services to companies and organizations throughout Southern California.
He began his teaching career in the physical therapist assistant program at San Diego Mesa College in 2008 and was a contributing faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences from 2018 to 2021. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana in 2017, during which his doctoral project was published. He became a full-time Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor at USAHS in 2021.