Hometown: Winamac, IN
PT School attended: Perpetual College of Laguna (Philippines) 1993
Current Employment: owner, All Ages in Physical Therapy, Inc.
Class: Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy – Class of 2009
Advice for prospective students:
Now is the right time to obtain your doctorate in physical therapy. Sitting on the fence will just make you lose time you cannot get back. With all the changes happening in health care realm, it is imperative to advance our profession to primary health care providers. The advent of para-professionals claiming benefits of their expertise to the consumers, we need to differentiate ourselves as experts in both prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.
Besides willingly spending most of my free time to my six year old budding golfer son, and my three year old drama queen, I enjoy reading and traveling. I also like watching football and basketball. Professionally, I am a geriatric-certified specialist through ABPTS, and was a certified wound specialist through American Academy of Wound Management.
Why you chose DMU:
The convenience and ease of online classes is what caught my attention. The one weekend campus laboratory was actually educational and exciting. The fact that there is no additional requirement for P.T.s with bachelor degrees was very important, too. Another advantage DMU has is the flexible requirements for foreign-trained P.T.s like me. Everyone is given up to 5 years to complete the coursework which is very helpful to working parents. The cost of the entire degree is very competitive.
I would like to explore the academia setting.