I can see why. I know it isn't an actual education, but you can probably find an overview of advancements in the last century to get a framework for what you'll need to learn. At least so you're going into classes with some idea.
I was working with a group teaching self-defense for Moroi people who weren't used to taking care of themselves. I was thinking of looking into something like that. There's a program for local high school girls in the neighborhood.