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: Winter 2023
Date: January 2-15, 2023
Credits: 3 
Program Cost: TBD


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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.)
Program Type: Faculty Led
Program Director: Labros Sidossis
Non-Rutgers Students: Yes
Majors: All



Student Reflections 

“To be up at 9 each day, meet as a class for 8-10 hours on most days, complete the work given and get a good night sleep was difficult. However, I definitely gained a wider knowledge on healthier foods for when I return to the United States. Also, I learned different ways of cooking can bring out different health properties in spices. The skills I learned are based around cooking, as I helper cook several different dishes. I plan on incorporating many of these foods into my normal diet.”
Mitch Chenshan - Summer 2017

Read More

Take a step beyond New Jersey borders via the blog of some of the students who traveled with us to Greece over the past few semesters!

“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!"