Lifestyles of the Mediterranean - Summer

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Program Syllabus 

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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 2019
Credits:  3
Date: May 17 - 30, 2019 (Note: Program begins May 17, 2019 at 7pm in Athens. Please arrange to arrive accordingly) 
Program Cost: $3,550 (Undergraduate/NJ Resident)

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Faculty Director Profile

Dr. Sidossis is a distinguished Professor and Chair of 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

“These past two weeks have provided myself with a lifetime of knowledge, as well as memories to last forever. Looking back on what I wrote as my expectations, I stated how I just wanted to have a great time. I can 100% say that my expectations have been filled and beyond. What made this all possible was the structure and design of the class. Every day was filed with a new adventure or a new destination. So sad to go home!”
Catherine Saunders - Summer 2017

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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!"