Educational Whiplash

What an interesting day! I started my Personal Trainer Certification coursework last night with my first Anatomy & Physiology class. Tonight was scheduled to be Lifetime Fitness & Wellness from 6-9:20P. So, I clocked out of work, changed into jeans, ate my dinner on the way, and arrived on campus at 5:40P. I walked up to the building where my class was supposed to take place and all the doors were locked! This is not good!

So I went over to the main building and checked my campus email. No email, but I noticed my enrollment list had changed and the Lifetime Fitness & Wellness class had disappeared.

I walked over to the front desk to talk to the ladies there and they confirmed that the class had been cancelled due to lack of student enrollment. Really!? We looked at all the other classes for my major and NONE are offered in the night track except for the one I’m already in.

They gave me the department head and my advisor’s phone numbers and email addresses. I left messages and emails explaining the situation. The ladies at the front desk mentioned that I might be able to get into the online Nutrition course but that I’d have to obtain a signature from my advisor or department head first. I came home and checked and there was only one spot left in any of the online Nutrition courses. I knew other people were in the same predicament I was, so I doubted this would happen, especially since I had to wait on responses from my emails and voicemails.

Well, as fate would have it, my advisor called me back at 7:20P! I couldn’t believe she was still in the office! She knew that I had taken Nutrition as part of my B.A., told me I had completed the prerequisites and enrolled me in the last spot in the class!

So, instead of going to class tonight, I completed the online orientation process and printed out all the info I could find on taking online courses. Then I finished my FAFSA paperwork for the next year. When that was done, there was an email in my Campus Cruiser telling me how to login to the Nutrition course. So, I logged in, went through the introduction and Chapter 1 and am ready to learn this stuff! Hopefully I will be able to get ahead and stay ahead in this one. Hopefully this will allow me to focus on A&P during the week and Nutrition on the weekends. It might actually be a blessing in disguise.

Time for bed! Tomorrow is class #2 for A&P. I need to make sure I stay on top of it. Fortunately, I think the two classes will go hand in hand quite nicely. Good night!

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