Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.

I have been determined every since middle school that I was going to become a Physical Therapist. I have always known that I have wanted to go in the medical field because I have always wanted to do something to help people. While researching careers I fell in love with physical therapy. Taking people who have been injured or suffer from chronic diseases and helping them strengthen their bodies back to their normal capabilities is something that made me fall n love with the field. To become a physical therapist, a doctoral degree is needed to start off in this field. During the application process, observation ours were needed shadowing a practicing physical therapist. That was one of the best experiences that I have ever had. The amount of people the therapist was able to help and being able to watch their progression first hand was so inspiring. Knowing that one day I could do that same thing motivated me even more. I knew this was the field that was perfect for me. It is such a rewarding profession. To learn about what they do and how to use their techniques and further my education is a truly blessing experience and I can not wait to begin my studies at the university in which I did all of my undergraduate work at. The University of Michigan-Flint is an unbelievable university that provides an incredible education and has an amazing faculty.

Gavin from Michigan
University of Michigan-Flint