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Paleo Doctor? Career Options..

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Im currently in college and getting to the point where I will declare my major soon. I know what I want to do, just not all the options I have to do them. To keep it simple: I want to be a dietician/nutritionist, therapist/trainer, and researcher/scientist, all in one degree concentration. How can I mesh the three? I already outlined some plans on the my course there, but before I offer my take, I would like to get some tips from the more seasoned crowd.

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on June 20, 2011
at 12:28 AM

you'll do great. the world (and especially the sick) need more paleo health practitioners.

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on June 19, 2011
at 10:24 PM

Wow. i definitely didnt know that you could do that. Will surely get back to you on this

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 19, 2011
at 10:22 PM

To add on, i also wanted to do those other things such as a dietician and/or researcher so, when the time comes, i can test all of our paleo theories and have an organized, systematic rebuttal for the opposition

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 19, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Yeah Ive already made up my mind that i want to do what I love. Im focusing on majoring in kinesiology and to go on to be a physical therapist, and although everyone says you can have an unrelated major, i seem to already like the stuff anyway.

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on June 19, 2011
at 08:11 PM

youre undergraduate? best advice i ever got was not to take classes undergrad with a job or career in mind- just take classes you love. if you love biochemistry, just take those classes. if you love anatomy and physiology, follow that path. just focus on learning to think critically and creatively, and specialize later. if youre fairly certain that youre going to go on for a masters or doctorate, then you dont need to worry about that stuff quite yet. i dont know too many people who are working in jobs that resemble their undergrad majors, and when i was in grad school, few people came from a related undergrad program. my husband was biochem and classics undergrad, and hes now an economist in the energy industry. i started out as a history major, and now im a social worker who owns a natural skincare company. you might do a lot of biochem now, and later on discover a love of exercise physiology and end up in physical therapy program and interning in a nursing home where you discover a love of geriatrics and end up directing an elder services program. my point is not to worry about what you want to be when you grow up. you might never know. just follow the path you love and everything will fall into place.

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 19, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Yeah Ive already made up my mind that i want to do what I love. Im focusing on majoring in kinesiology and to go on to be a physical therapist, and although everyone says you can have an unrelated major, i seem to already like the stuff anyway.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 20, 2011
at 12:28 AM

you'll do great. the world (and especially the sick) need more paleo health practitioners.

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 19, 2011
at 10:22 PM

To add on, i also wanted to do those other things such as a dietician and/or researcher so, when the time comes, i can test all of our paleo theories and have an organized, systematic rebuttal for the opposition

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on June 19, 2011
at 11:04 PM

I started with a BS in biochemistry and was doing genetics research. I wanted to do more to help people directly and learned about the naturalistic and vitalistic aspect of chiropractic. I was well set up to transition to grad school and an early life career change. If you can handle the science now, once you have it under your belt, all of your options are open.

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on June 19, 2011
at 10:08 PM

I went through the Bachelor of University Studies program to create my own degree, check and see if your university offers it. I combined English, Journalism, Film, and Creative Writing. And you get to call it what you want. It helps build in versatility that many programs don't offer because they have so many requirements.

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 19, 2011
at 10:24 PM

Wow. i definitely didnt know that you could do that. Will surely get back to you on this

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on June 20, 2011
at 02:51 AM

Look into Nursing. You can actually get a job in healthcare with an undergrad degree, and it's a pathway to advanced practice degrees such as Nurse Practitioner.

Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) is another thing to look at. They have basically the same scope of practice as an MD, but their training tends to be more holistic, and it seems like a good match with your interest in kinesthesiology.

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