In the modern world, the diversification of food products and changing production conditions have increased the importance of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as living conditions and ever-changing nutritional habits.
In these conditions, the need for this area, which has an indispensable importance in the health system, is increasing. Today, one of the most important factors in the emergence of chronic diseases, one of the most common health problems in all countries of the world, is nutrition and lifestyle. Obesity is a health problem that has the highest share of health expenditures in many countries, especially in developed and developing countries, and also causes diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes. With the increase of obesity and the diseases it causes, the importance of the dietitian profession has also increased.
Dietician is defined as a professional person who has been trained in the field of nutrition and dietetics, provides services to individuals and societies on food, nutrition and dietetics at all stages of the life cycle, produces nutrition plans and policies and trains. International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA) dietitian; It defines as "a person who has legally accepted qualifications in the field of nutrition and dietetics, and practices in the nutrition and education of individuals and groups in health and disease, in the light of nutritional science".
What are the qualifications and features required by the department?
Students who are interested in the Nutrition and Dietetics program must be successful in the YKS (AYT) numeric score type. In addition, our students are expected to be interested in biology, chemistry, physiology, psychology and basic medical sciences required by the program. In terms of professional maturity and usefulness after graduation; It is important to respect the nutritional culture and habits, to know how to benefit from scientific data at the highest level, to have an advanced communication and persuasion skills, to enjoy helping others, to be disciplined and patient.
What kind of opportunities does Atlas University offer its students?
Our university offers a comprehensive education with its expert academic staff and multidisciplinary approach. It integrates the experience with our students' theoretical training with its kitchen areas and laboratories designed for applied lessons.
Under the umbrella of the Department of Psychology within our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, we develop professional preparation conditions with an integrated approach with nutritional psychology and nutrition therapy training.
We bring our students together with the opportunity to carry out their practice and internship opportunities at the highest level in our Faculty of Medicine and the hospitals and laboratories serving within it.
Our departments such as Food Chemistry, Heat-Light-Hydrotherapy, Transfer Activities, Nutrition Principles, Nutritional Anthropometry, Electro-physical Agents, Therapeutic Exercise, Developmental Diagnostic Assessment, Food Chemistry Laboratory are designed for our Basic Sciences Practice, Anatomy, Physiology laboratories and program. It offers the most modern infrastructure to our students at the point of application.
In addition, they can enrich their education by making use of elective courses in coordination with other health sciences programs in our faculty, and if successful, they can find a minor program in one of the other health sciences programs.
Education in all Health Sciences Programs at Istanbul Atlas University, computer aided educational materials and virtual materials in order for our students to adopt the principle of lifelong learning, to update their knowledge and skills with continuous education, to follow technological developments related to information interaction, communication and care in clinical settings and to reflect them into care. it also includes reality. Virtual reality is computer graphics technology that has become popular in recent years. This method is a high-level computer-based interactive and multimedia technology that offers virtual objects and environments that mimic natural real environments. In virtual reality technology, students can maximize their learning by interacting with the environments they live in. In addition, special attention is paid to the fact that our students are equipped to use the developing technology of the age and new professional methods and approaches developed in this direction, and to develop their skills in using professional devices and technologies.
In which fields can graduates find the opportunity to work?
Nutrition and Dietetics; is a branch of science that requires collaboration with many fields such as food, nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, management, behavioral sciences and social sciences. Therefore, the study areas are also quite extensive. Education, research and hospital dietitian, executive dietitian, public health dietitian, food industry, private nutrition counseling, sports clubs, fitness centers, athletic counseling, enteral-parenteral nutrition and elderly home care services are some of the dieticians' work. In addition, graduates can participate in academic life at universities by doing master's and doctorate degrees.
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