- General Information
15 January 2020
To educate gifted “dietitians” who work with the aim of health protection,improving and improving the quality of life of society with adequate and balanced nutrition throughout the life, adhering to Atatürk principles and reforms, respect universal values and cultures and based on science and technology; applying education and training in accordance with the international standard qualifications.
To become an exemplary educational institution that is recognized and preferred all over the world with its well-educated graduates in the field of nutrition and dietetics and scientific studies, and to conduct research and publications for the development of society.
Objectives of the Program
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to carry out its activities as a department which conducts research and application in various fields such as determination of nutritional status of society, determination and evaluation of problems and priorities, searching for solution ways to improve the nutritional level of the country, suggesting and implementing them, determining and guiding the food and nutritional plans and policies of the country, food analysis, determination of nutritional requirements of different age groups, regulation and implementation of disease-specific diets, management and organization of food service in institutions providing mass nutrition services.
Education and research activities are provided by 2 professors, 2 physicians, 3 research assistants. Our annual quota is 80 students including 60 domestic and 20 international students. The language of education is Turkish. The program includes compulsory and elective courses in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. At the end of the third year, public health internship is done. Students do their internship in 7th and 8th semesters.
Credits and Courses: Courses are given each year in the fall and spring semesters. In order to graduate from the program, 240 ECTS credits must be completed.
Internships: Nutrition and Dietetics program envisages a teaching internship and a study area.
Community Health Internship: The aim of this internship is to determine the nutritional status and nutritional habits of the society and to raise awareness of the individual and the society on adequate and balanced nutrition. The internship is applied in the field under the supervision of the faculty members. Fieldwork can be done in rural and urban areas. The internship lasts 6 weeks (30 working days).
Institution Internship: This internship aims to teach the institution and hospital dietitian, researching and educating techniques. This internship covers one academic year. This internship aims to teach the institution and hospital dietitian, researching and educating techniques. This internship covers one academic year. Three internships is done, adult diseases clinical internship I-II, pediatric diseases clinical internship I-II and institutional food systems internship I-II. Adult diseases clinical internship and pediatric diseases clinical internship; to gain the skills and ability to work together with the personnel in charge of patient care and treatment such as physician, nurse, manager, cook, waiter, and to learn the profession of dietician (duties, responsibilities, working areas and working techniques, etc.), difficulties and observations faced by the professional staff pathways.
After 4 years of education, graduates receive a bachelor's degree in “Nutrition and Dietetics “.
Dietitians are health professionals who have successfully completed the nutrition and dietetics education program and received the bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics.
-Treatment institutions (private and public hospitals, polyclinics, health centers, dialysis units, etc.)
-Institutional Food Service Systems (food factories, food and beverage departments of hotels, catering services of all the private and public organizations, etc.)
-The institutions of public health services (maternal and child health care centers, health care centers, child and elderly care centers, sports schools, etc.)
-Special diet polyclinics
- Food industry
-Food-pharmaceutical industry (natural products, nutritional support products, baby-child food)
Passing to Upper Degree Programs
Graduates can apply to Nutrition and Dietetics, Child Health, Internal Diseases of Nutrition, Public Health, Phytotherapy and Sports Sciences master and/or doctorate programs.