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NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

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 required by the program?

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 opportunities does the program offer its students?

Atlas University Department of Nutrition and Dieteticsoffers a comprehensive education with its expert academic staff and multidisciplinary approach. It integrates our students' theoretical education with experience, with kitchen areas and laboratories designed for practical 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.

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Basic Sciences Application, Anatomy, Physiology laboratories and our units such as Food Chemistry, Heat-Light-Hydrotherapy, Transfer Activities, Nutrition Principles, Nutritional Anthropometry, Electro-Physical Agents, Therapeutic Exercise, Developmental Diagnostic Evaluation, Nutritional Chemistry Laboratory specially designed for the program and offers the most modern infrastructure at the point of application to the service of our students.

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.

Istanbul Atlas University in all Health Sciences Faculty departments The education also includes computer-assisted education materials and virtual reality in order for our students to adopt the principle of lifelong learning, to update their knowledge and skills with continuous education, to follow and reflect the technological developments related to information interaction, communication and care in clinical settings. Virtual reality is a computer graphics technology that has become popular in recent years. This method is a high-level computer-based interactive and multimedia technology that presents virtual objects and environments that mimic natural real environments. Virtual reality technology enables students to maximize their learning by interacting with the environments in which they live. In addition, special attention is given 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?

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics; It is a discipline that requires cooperation with many fields such as nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, management, behavioral sciences and social sciences. Therefore, the fields of study are also quite extensive. Education, research and hospital dietitian, executive dietitian, public health dietitian, food industry, special nutrition consultancy, sports clubs, fitness centers, athlete consultancy, enteral-parenteral nutrition and elderly home care services are some of the working areas of dietitians. In addition, graduates can participate in academic life at universities by doing master and doctorate.