Lifestyles of the Mediterranean

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The course Lifestyles of the Mediterranean combines theoretical lectures, field trips, excursions and interactive educational activities to cover the fundamental principles and components of the Mediterranean lifestyle, i.e., the adoption of the Mediterranean diet, the promotion of a physically active lifestyle, and other lifestyle habits that have been found beneficial for health.

Term: Summer 2022
Credits: 3
Date: May 17-29, 2022 
Program Cost: 
Undergrad NJ Res, $3,600
Undergrad Non-Res, $3,900
Grad NJ Res, $3,790
Grad Non-Res, $4,070


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Faculty Director Profile

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: 3 (Fulfills 3-credit upper level elective for Exercise Science and Sport Management majors. Other majors should check with their Department for any credit equivalency.)
Non-Rutgers Students: Yes
Majors: All
Program Type: Faculty Led
Program Director: Labros Sidossis

Student Reflections

“At the beginning I only expected to be interested in the nutritional aspect of the course. But“At the beginning I only expected to be interested in the nutritional aspect of the course. But hiking Mt Lycabettus in Athens and hiking through a cacti forest to see the sunset in Nafplio were some of the highlights of my trip, unexpectedly”
Alexia Ciarfella - Winter 2018

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“We are very happy and honored to be working with  Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece  which will host some of the course activities in Nafplio for another year!"