Today was my last first day of school… I think… for now… until I realize a B.S. is just that — B.S.
I was awake anxiously again before my alarm this morning. This time it wasn’t in anticipation of a long training run in the rain. I supported the first day jitters with extra-strong iced coffee made by the roommate. And yes, even after 18 years as a student, there still exists some mild anxiety about a new schedule because it’s just that – new and unknown.
Even though I am embarking on my 10th and final semester of my undergrad degree – yay, super senior! – I will not be running an easy, flat route to the finish line (a.k.a. graduation stage).
My final fall semester was a relatively light load; this spring, I have 5 involved classes and 1 internship to keep my mind stimulated ‘til May.
Spring 2012 Classes
Acquaints the student with nutrition programs that relate the science of nutrition to the improvement, maintenance, and promotion of the health status of individuals and groups. Community organization and assessment, program planning, funding and evaluation, and current status of foreign and domestic food insecurity and hunger will be addressed.
Cultural Food + lab
Study of world food patterns, including food customs of peoples of different ethnic backgrounds. Emphasis upon nutritional significance. Survey of social, economic, religious, and aesthetic aspects of food customs.
Diet(ary) Supplements & Functional Foods
Scientific overview of popular dietary supplements and food phytochemicals and their relation to human health and disease. Current government regulations are also considered.
Futures in Nutrition & Food Science (senior portfolio course)
Overview of career opportunities and application procedures for post-baccalaureate programs in the discipline.
Nutrition & Physical Fitness
Analyzes and evaluates current practices and theories regarding nutrition and its relationship to athletics, weight control, and physical exercise.
“One of the most important purposes of this course is to assist you in evaluating and modifying your own nutritional status and activity patterns as a means for attaining your personal health and activity goals, now and throughout your life.”
I think I’ll wait to tell you about my internship as a nutrition mentor once it gets rolling.
Back to being the busy Nutrition Nut on the run, but there’s no complaining here. I want to DO MORE in 2012 – whether that’s traveling to far places or filling up my Google calendar – remember?
Luckily, I’ve got some great gals by my side to get my through the last stretch of this enlightening, challenging, self-discovering experience called college.
What do you remember most about your college experience?
Have a wonderful week,