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. Lisa Griggs-Stapleton is Core Occupational Therapy Faculty and the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator at University of St. Augustine – Dallas. She is a native Texan and has worked in pediatrics, in-patient rehab, geriatric and pediatric home health and population health management as well as clinical management. She holds a Master of Arts in psychology from Catholic University of America, a Master of Occupational Therapy from University of New Mexico and most recently earned a PhD in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She has presented at state and national conferences and her research interests include creativity in teaching, ADHD and improving health care using large data.