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
Shannon Logan, originally from Akron, Ohio, graduated from Marietta College with her BS in Sports Medicine. Upon graduation, she went to Graduate School at University of Illinois. While at Illinois, she worked as a Graduate Assistant with collegiate wheelchair athletes/Paralympic athletes and instructing in the Athletic Training curriculum while earning a MS in Kinesiology. She returned to Ohio and received her MS in Physical Therapy at Walsh University and completed her tDPT from The University of Montana. She is currently Core Faculty with the Flex DPT program on the St. Augustine campus and pursuing her PhD in Physical Therapy from NOVA Southeastern University. Dr. Logan is also a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.