Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
I finally got fed up with feeling depressed and I slowly began to change my thoughts about my situation and as a result, my behaviors changed. I attacked my daily rehab exercises with sheer focus and determination, and I passed the conditioning test which allowed me to be cleared to play football again. I came back to my hometown of Edmond to attend the University of Central Oklahoma to prove to myself that I could still play football. I didn’t make the tryouts for the team the first year, but I continued to persevere, and I ended up making the team the very next year to play my last season of college football. Although I never achieved my dream of making it to the NFL, I consider my last year of college football a success. Football taught me several valuable lessons in life such as responsibility, teamwork, perseverance, and resilience. As an aspiring Sports Psychologist, I am driven to become the person I needed at the time when I dealt with my injuries. I desire to help athletes deal with barriers impacting their athletic performance!
Zachary from Oklahoma
John F Kennedy University