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. Katherine Wilford is an assistant professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas. She teaches in the biomechanics and musculoskeletal track. Dr. Wilford is in the dissertation phase of the Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences. For her dissertation, Dr. Wilford will seek to explore the correspondence between sociocultural factors and sensorimotor control. In 2017, she received the USAHS Board of Directors faculty award in “Excellence in Teaching.” She became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in July 2016.