Johndar Escala, DPT24
Being a physical therapist (PT) can be a gratifying career—PTs optimize movement to improve the human experience. Learn why Johndar Escala, DPT24, chose to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at Tufts' DPT Phoenix program.
Why did you choose to pursue this degree?
"I chose to pursue this degree because it's been my dream since I was a kid to become a physical therapist. The ability to help others and promote positive well-being is so rewarding to me."
Why did you choose Tufts?
"Choosing Tufts to pursue my DPT was based on the ability to stay close while still being able to be in school. This program is built for students to be able to learn at their own pace, at their own convenience!"
What has your experience it the DPT-Phoenix program been like so far?
"My experience in this program has been extraordinary. Tufts DPT was built with the students in mind, making sure the students are comfortable with the courses and reaching out if they needed any help. The program's number one mission is to see students succeed, and all faculty and staff have each student's best interests as their focus."
What is your favorite aspect about the DPT-Phoenix program?
"My favorite aspect of this program is the convenience of it all. Being able to still be close to home while becoming a DPT really helps my family and me through this journey. Another aspect that has been amazing has been the bonding of the cohort. Everyone gets along with each other, working towards a common goal. It's a family!"
What do you wish to accomplish upon graduation?
"Upon graduation, I would like to accomplish the competencies of being a physical therapist, as well as study and pass my boards for the NPTE."
What do you want a prospective student to know about Tufts?
"Tufts is a great program for becoming a DPT! They have the resources and capabilities to push you to your limit, and everything else that will make you a great clinician!"