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. Watford has a background in mental health and neuroscience. Her focus has been stroke and cognitive rehabilitation in older adults. She has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for eight years in inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient settings. She received both her Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree (2013) and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from The University of Texas Medical Branch in 2016. Her dissertation focused on trends in caregiver support in older minority adults with Traumatic Brain Injury using secondary data from Uniform Data System (UDS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She is a core faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on the Dallas campus.