The holidays are over, it's finally freezing outside, and several hundred pounds of textbooks arrived at my door over the weekend.
Side note: The book pictured in the upper left of this photo (Food and the Nutrition Care Process - looks like a page turner!) arrived in a large box from Amazon. My thought process: "Surely there have to be two or three books in here. I'm glad Amazon is finally consolidating my orders to save on packaging materials!" [Opens package] "Oh no. It can't be. One 1,300 page book?!" [The End].
For those of you who are interested, I thought I'd share a little bit about what this semester is going to look like for me! Refresher of last semester here, in case you're super interested. My program is a little unique because I'm taking the DPD requirements and the Masters requirements simultaneously, and as you can see, it's a recipe for a riotous good time.
[In all seriousness, nutrition is awesome, I love my classes, professors and fellow students, and I am genuinely excited about the release of the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines. I just put up this front of "woe is me, classes are starting and my books are heavy" to maintain my street cred.]
So here is the down-low on my 17 credit Spring 2016 Semester:
5 classes at Winthrop University:
- Nutrition and Metabolism (probably the class I'm most nervous about)
- Medical Terminology (a 1 credit online course)
- Principles of Clinical Nutrition
- Seminar in Food and Nutrition (essentially a journal club - our first topic = the new Dietary Guidelines!)
- Global Service Learning (including a 9 day service trip to Rocha, Nicaragua - it's not even on a map, don't bother checking - that I'll be sure to give you more details on in the coming weeks!)
1 class at Northern Virginia Community College (MY LAST ONE):
- Human Anatomy & Physiology II
As you can see, it's likely to be *quite* the semester. But I have a new planner, so essentially I'm unstoppable.
Anyone else starting classes this week? Excited? Nervous? Feeling intelligent?