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
Christine Sibley has been a Contributing Faculty member since January 2018. She is currently the Assistant Vice-President, Reimbursement for Atrium Health (Carolinas HealthCare System) in Charlotte, NC. Christine entered the healthcare finance field in 2005 working for WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, NC and joined her current employer in 2010. Prior to transitioning to healthcare Christine was an executive with RBC Financial Group, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.
She is a CPA (Canada) and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. An active member of the NC Chapter of HFMA, Christine was awarded the Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award in 2018 for her contributions. She earned the CHFP designation in 2008 and the FHFMA designation in 2015. She serves on the Board, and is a regular facilitator of the Chapter’s Healthcare Finance Bootcamp.
Christine is a founding member and currently Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Community Singers of Lake Norman, Inc. The chorus was founded in 2017 to promote education in, and public appreciation of, choral singing.
Christine’s hobbies include golf, singing, playing piano, and reading. Throughout the year she knits and crochets scarves for the annual Salvation Army Coat Drive, each one colorful and unique, to bring warmth and joy to someone less fortunate.