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. Mary Jan Greer is a core faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on the Dallas, TX campus. She obtained her master’s in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary College and PhD in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University.
Dr. Greer is from central Louisiana, where she gained more than 20 years of experience in a variety of pediatric therapy settings—acute care, outpatient, NICU, home-based early intervention and school-based. Her service and research interests are spirituality in occupational therapy, children born with In Utero Drug Exposure (IUDE) and adult research with a focus on experiences of highly educated military spouses.