I finished my last summer class last Friday and start my fall classes on Monday. I’m slowly but surely chipping away at my requirements and making progress towards my degree.

This summer, I did 5 credits: a 3-credit Biostatistics course that’s a core requirement and a 2-credit independent study. The Biostats class was online and the independent study was obviously on my own, meaning I was able to work from home for both of them.


Biostats was tough but I finished with an A. I did my best not to stress about it though; sometimes I was more successful than others. Anyway, it’s one class I’m glad to have out of the way!

For my independent study, I completed the ACE Health Coach certification. I’m planning do a separate post later about the certification, in case anyone is interested in being certified. In addition to studying and passing the test, I also completed practice counseling sessions with my faculty advisor that were very helpful. I earned an A, two credits towards my degree, a new skill, and an actual certification.

This fall I’m planning to take another 5 credits: Introduction to Health Systems, Management, & Policy (3 credits, a core requirement), Maternal Nutrition (1 credit), and Nutrition & Public Health (1 credit). All these classes are online and I’m really hoping my teachers will let me work ahead at my own pace. Ideally I’d like to be done by the beginning of November but it will depend on the teachers and assignments.

I’m still planning to graduate at the end of next year and am hoping the rest of my classes will fall in place. Right now, I’m feeling very grateful for online classes that will allow me to continue working towards my degree, even while very pregnant and with a new baby.

Have you ever taken online classes? What did you think? People seem to either love them or hate them. I love them! 

Summer and Fall 2017 Semesters

2 thoughts on “Summer and Fall 2017 Semesters

  • August 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve never taken an online course but I would be interested in trying one! Do you find you’re able to focus as much as when you’re in a classroom?

    Have a great Thursday, Kaci 🙂

    • August 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      I think they’re actually really helpful for focusing because when you get distracted, you can just pause the lecture!


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