So I've been really debating this lately. Right now my major is Nutrition, dietetics option, and my minor is in Exercise Physiology.
I'm starting to wonder if as a vegan nutrition isn't a good path for me to go down. I could never advise someone to consume meat/animal as part of their diet, and yet I won't be ablet to get through school without at least pretending that those things are ok so as to pass my classes.
Then once I'm out, the only way I could support veganism through dietetics is through private practice, which just isn't realistic coming straight out of college. I'll need several years of clinical experience, and to get through grad school. Basically, many years down the road I might be able to counsel in favor of veganism, but for a long time between now and then I'd have to play along with more 'mainstream' dietary advice.
Also - dietetics turns out to be a lot more chemistry than I find enjoyable or interesting.
On the other hand, exercise science is currently my minor, and I LOVE it. I love anatamoy, I love kinesiology, and I find those classes to be the ones I'm really drawn towards.
Back when I first chose my major, it was a toss up for me between pursuing physical therapy or dietetics, and I'm wondering if I should have gone the other way. I'm still not sure phys therapy is where I want to go, but getting my exercise science degree would set me up beautifully to roll right into personal training, which my old trainer always pushed me towards because she thought I'd be really good at it, or even getting into PE school work, like in high school or something - I could definitely see myself going that way. My family has always said I should be a teacher.
I don't know, moral of the story is right now I'm confused and frustrated with school, and feeling like I really need to make a decision about this ASAP to save myself from being here any longer than I have to. Right now I could switch without too much extra time in school, but if I wait even another term.....
someday I just want to graduate!!!!!