As I've spent the better part of a day at work assembling online course syllabi for the nutrition program, I thought I'd post a little about the program. Most of you know that in addition to getting his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Cory will also receive his Master's of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (long title, I know, that's why we abbreviate it to MSACN). The school runs on a trimester basis, with 10 tri's in the chiropractic program, and 6 in the nutrition program. Cory started the nutrition program when he was in his 5th tri of chiropractic -- thus, they end at the same time.
Here's the list of classes he's taken as part of the MSACN degree:
Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Fats & Proteins
Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids
Nutrition for Pain & Inflammation
Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion & Herb/Drug Interaction
Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition
Critical Evaluation of the Current Nutrition Literature
People thought Cory was crazy when he signed up for the extra degree. The chiropractic program is rigorous enough, and adding another program on top seemed daunting. But we both agreed it would be very advantageous when he was done... which has turned out to be true. He's learned so much; it's been quite the eye-opener.
For example, he's learned about a diet/detox program - one that he wants to use in practice - and he convinced me to to join him in doing it. I never thought I'd see the day when I would agree to a diet... but we've been on it for about 3 weeks now, and we both feel so much better. We've both lost weight, we don't feel sluggish in the afternoon, and I think I'm actually sleeping better at night. All by changing the foods we eat, and taking some supplements. It's simply amazing. And marvelous. This is just one example...
Our post-graduation plans aren't defined; we're still in the 'deciding' phase. Cory's toying with the idea of going home, opening his own nutrition practice, and teaching others how to help themselves... or something like that. But I know that this additional degree is going to bring good things for Cory, however he decides to use it. It's already brought good things to our little family of 2.