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. Lee D. Sellmann is a seasoned therapist with over 25 years of experience. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She then received her Master of Science in Sports and Exercise Science from West Texas A&M University in 2002 and a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University in May 2019, with the focus on education. Her capstone project is currently being reviewed for publication by a large publisher of Occupational Therapy textbooks.
Dr. Sellmann’s career began in inpatient rehabilitation, with some experience in pediatrics and hippotherapy. She taught at the MOT Level at a Texas university until moving to Dallas in 2003. She then began working in outpatient day neuro where she specialized in cognitive therapy with acquired brain injury as well as managed the growing program. Other experience has been in home health care and outpatient upper extremity orthopedic rehab. She has also served in both the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Program Director roles for Occupational Therapy Assistant programs.
Dr. Sellmann has also served as a founding board member for the Brain Injury Network of Dallas (BIND), a nonprofit organization that bridges the gap from outpatient therapy to full community re-engagement for survivors of brain injury.