Exploring the Origins of the Mediterranean Diet in the Greek Islands

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Term: Summer 2022
Credits:  6
Date: July 7-27, 2022
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Dr. Sidossis is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health. He is a native of Greece and has spent the past 30 years researching the role of lifestyle factors i.e. diet and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of various diseases including obesity, insulin resistance and dyslipidemias.

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Quick Facts

Language of Instruction: English
Suggested G.P.A.: 2.5
Class Standing: Undergraduate / Graduate
Number of Credits: 6 (Fulfills 6-credit upper level elective for Exercise Science and Sport Management majors. Other majors should check with their Department for any credit equivalency.)
Program Type: Faculty Led
Program Director: Labros Sidossis
Non-Rutgers Students: Yes
Majors: All

Student Reflections

“I have gained a great amount of knowledge about a historic culture along with the cooking skills to make traditional dishes. I also learned how to socialize with unfamiliar people in a unique setting. This course has exceeded my expectations. I did not expect to become as close as we have as a group. I also did not expect the educational trips to be as interesting and engaging as they were. Studying abroad has been like no other studying I have done.”
Matthew Lanzano - Summer 2017

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