Lifestyles of the Mediterranean
This winter, students will immerse themselves in Greek culture to learn about the health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle through a unique travel-study opportunity.
Lifestyles of the Mediterranean, offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will take place in Greece, January 2 – 15, 2018.
According to the course instructor Labros Sidossis, “the course combines theoretical lectures with experiential 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 (e.g., adequate rest, hydration, conviviality during meals and exercise).”
In addition to conventional lectures and classroom discussions, students will participate in a range of other interactive activities including a Greek salad “cook-off”, trips to various archeological sites in Athens, and hiking along the Nafplion coastline.
The course is open to all students and all majors, including non-Rutgers students. Individuals who successfully complete the program can earn three credits toward their degree. The credits may be applied as an upper-level elective for students majoring in Exercise Science and Sport at Rutgers. Students in other majors should check with their department for any credit equivalency. Students should apply to the program by November 10, 2017.