I haven't mentioned this lately because it's been taking up enough time as it is. Remember back in April/May I said I was going to delay my graduation from grad school because I still needed to take my comprehensive exams, but was too busy at that time? Yes, I was totally done with classes foreva, but comps is supposed to be as hard and time-consuming as a thesis and I wanted to have more time to give it 100% focus, thinking summer would be ideal. But then I realized come summer, heck, when am I not busy?
Well regardless, it had to get done. I needed to finish my master's work once and for all. July was the month. So ever since Rev3 Portland it's been all about studying and test-taking... yowza! Thank goodness I love the subject matter. It made lots of studying at least slightly easier to endure day after day.
So after many hours of a written essay exam, and passing that, today was the final phase, the oral exam. Arguably two of my favorite professors from my grad school experience were on my committee and would be administering the questions (I say "arguably" because all my professors kicked ass in some respect and I loved them all). But with Dan & Dr. Brown conducting the test, that made things easier on me. Not that the questions were easy. They had my brain going a million miles a minute! And they both know I got straight A's so they didn't cut any slack. At all.
Long story short, after a loooong time writing then blabbering about exercise physiology, environmental exercise physiology, statistics/research design and strength & conditioning.... I passed! I'm done! Completed grad school....
Officially have my master's of science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology and strength & conditioning. Damn it feels good to say that.
Tomorrow I will celebrate with a kick-ass session of swim, bike and run followed by a weekend at the races.... car races, this time! :)