Phew! I just finished another college course. I’ve taken a lot of classes since getting a Master’s Degree and in hindsight, I probably should have taken the classes for credit, and not just audited them. At one time I wanted to top off my education with a Ph.D., but right now I’m happy to choose my own level of academic demands.
The reason I take classes is to gain an understanding of a topic that’s related to nutrition. I like gathering knowledge by choosing courses from other sciences that can broaden my holistic approach to nutrition.
I was curious about how many classes I’ve taken related to my field just in the past two years.
• Cell Biology: Mitochondria - Harvard (This is the class I just finished.)
• Fundamentals of Neuroscience Part 1, The Electrical Properties of the Brain – Harvard
• Genomic Medicine Gets Personal - Georgetown University
• Food for Thought – McGill University
• Fundamentals of Immunology - Rice University
• Science and Cooking from Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science – Harvard
• Intro to the US Food System: Perspectives from Public Health – Johns Hopkins University
• Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome – the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado Systems
• Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators – American Museum of Natural History
• The Brain and Space – Duke University
• Child Nutrition and Cooking – Stanford University
I’m currently enrolled in:
• Medical Neuroscience – Duke University
• Genes and the Human Condition (from Behavior to Biotechnology) – University of Maryland College Park
Because the classes I take are clinically relevant, I’m able to take nutrition to a deep level. That’s a good thing because my entire goal is to use nutrition to optimize the function and structure of the body – so the individual sees improvement.