Service Learning and Sustainable Lifestyle in Greece
This two-week course (May 17 – 30) combines the educational needs of vulnerable populations in Greece and the goals of the United Nations Agenda to provide a 21st Century service learning experience dealing with contemporary global issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. It provides students knowledge, competencies, and skills related to global goals for sustainable development using the paradigm of a sustainable lifestyle, and creates opportunities for students to provide meaningful service to migrants, refugees, and vulnerable social groups, in partnership with volunteers and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in Greece. Participants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and consent of the instructor.
Dr. Labros S. Sidossis is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Exercise Sciences and Sports Studies and Professor of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University. He is also a Greek native. He has a BS in Exercise Sciences, an MS in Exercise Physiology, MA in Exercise Biochemistry and Nutrition, and a PhD in Nutrition – Metabolic Biochemistry from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His research over the past 30 years has focused on the role of lifestyle factors (nutrition and exercise) in the prevention and treatment of various diseases, including obesity, insulin resistance and dyslipidemias.His studies have been funded by the NIH, the American Diabetes Association, the National Center for Research Recourses, the Shriners Hospitals for Children, the European Union, and the industry. His 170+ papers in peer-reviewed journals have been cited over 9000 times.
Fulfills 3-credit upper level elective for Exercise Science and Sport Management majors. Other majors should check with their Department for any credit equivalency. Open to Rutgers, non-Rutgers, Undergraduate and Graduate students
The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Course information can be found on the Department of Kinesiology website.