Wow, I'm envious you're doing a program like that. I wish so much I'd gone with exercise science rather than my history degree (hindsight, blah). What are you finding the most interesting or surprising aspects of your study? A somewhat general question, I know, but I love to hear about people's passions or discoveries while learning.
Suprising? Maybe most the fact how much I'm enjoying it. Maybe another thing is the fact that 60-75% from the stuff I've learned this year only comes from my own independent resaerching and studying. Here a lecture or a formal lesson is untypical. Either we teach each other, or then we do these reports or so-called "Information retrievals", in wich we look specific information to a subject from books, articles, internet etc. The teacher or lecturer is more or less just a tutor in most cases, and all the responsibility falls to our own work.
Also the huge variety of my studies suprised me at first. After this year, as an example, I'm quite compatible to take part on competetive dancing, altough I might not succeed. I know lots about human anatomy and physiology, I've been lecturing teenagers about health education, I've kept exercising hours for daycare children. Everything. And it's been great. I'm quite suprised about the fact that I'm okay with performing and instructing/guiding people. And getting better.
A question for all- I just came across the site PTonthenet. Would you all consider it a good investment? Are there other resource sites (besides this one, obviously) that you would recommend?
Elitefts is a must for me.bFor strength training, condition training, team and young people training, and sometimes even diet. Great articles from people with tons of knowledge. Usually packed with lots of resource material. I also read tons of S&C blogs, like Bret Contreas', Ben Brunos, Mike Robertsons, Eric Cresseys, John Kiefers to say a few. But that's not a must. That's just my own interest