I should have taken a picture of myself yesterday morning when I came home from class because I was on cloud 9 – it was such a j'adore la vie moment
As of yesterday, I finally got a taste of each one of my courses that I will be taking this term and I love them all. I am completely and utterly in love with my program, my degree, and all that it entails. Each one of my classes brings me so much excitement and I have an indescribable amount of passion for each course that I am enrolled in this year!
Since my studies are such an important part of my life, I would love to tell you more about the classes that I am taking and what my schedule will look like this term!
Monday is one of my longer days on campus as I have two classes back to back this day which adds up to 6 hours of lecture time. I begin at 8:30 am and finish at 2:30 am.
My first class is Food Production Management II. I took Food Production Management I last year and enjoyed it, so I thought I would also enjoy the next level as it builds on what we learnt last year. The second level of this course emphasizes of managerial decision making relevant to financial management of a foodservice system. I will also be given a practicum for an opportunity to apply the concepts we learn in class to a real life foodservice system such as a cafeteria in a school, long term care home, etc. I haven't found out where my practicum will be yet, but I will be finding out soon so I am excited about that!
My second class of the day is Research Methodology. This class is quite different from the classes I've taken before, but I think it's going to be very interesting and quite fun because we will be learning about the components of research while developing our own research purposals! Research is the area of dietetics that I know the least about, so I am excited to expand my knowledge on the subject matter as I am interested in doing a research-streamed masters program in the future
Even though I will be done class by 2:30 on Monday's, I think I will spend the entire day on campus every second Monday as I have SHEA meetings every second Monday at 3:30. These meetings will last approximately an hour, so I will be able to get home in time for dinner
I do not have class on Tuesday, which brings us to…
Once again, I begin class at 8:30 am. At this time, I will be attending a lecture for a course called Selected Topics in Community Nutrition. Last year, I took Community Nutrition and this course builds on the topics covered in that. One of my favourite professors teaches this course, so I think this is going to be my favourite of them all! She has such a passion for research and implementing programs into the community (particularly exercise-based programs) which gets me so excited – I seriously couldn't stop smiling while I was in class yesterday This course also includes a practicum for us to gain practical experience. My practicum will involve me having to develop a nutrition curriculum for the Brescia University College GirlsLead camps. The cirriculum that I am to develop, along with 5 other classmates, will include interactive activities aimed at discussing key nutrition issues in girls 9 – 12 years old and the development of a recipe book (!!)
I would say that this practicum is very fitting for yours truly
Just like the previous days when I have class, I will begin at 8:30 am. Thursday mornings involve the lab portion of my Monday morning class – Food Production Management II.
I have quite a long break after my morning class, so I will go home at this time until my next class which is at 4:30.
At 4:30, I have Clinical Nutrition II which builds on the Clinical Nutrition I course that I took last year. It is going to be the toughest course that I have this semester as it has the largest volume of information. We learn about different types of diseases and the metabolic and physiological alterations that come along with them. Further more, we will learn how to modify one's diet for such diseases for therapeautic purposes.
I don't have classes on Friday's either, so I get a long weekend every weekend I'm sure it won't be all fun and games though as I already have quite a bit of homework to do despite only having completed one week of school so far! But, I'm sure Chelsea and I will continue our dinner date ritual each weekend
Some times usually we go out for dinner twice/weekend – one sushi date and one new-to-us restaurant
According to what I've told you above, I should have class in one hour, but labs don't start until next week (yay!), so my Mom and I are going to make our way to the gym soon to get our sweat on I'm planning on doing a back workout today. After the gym, my Mom and I will go to the mall since we haven't been there yet this summer! *gasp* I don't plan on doing any shopping for clothes, but I wouldn't be surprised if I grabbed a few new teas from David to add to my collection
Have a great day, friends! Please do not forget about High Five Friday tomorrow! I'm looking forward to your submissions today! All you need to do is:
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