Nutrition and Dietetics program aims to provide training for prospective professionals in the relevant field as well as carrying out research activities and implementing relevant strategies regarding the principles of nutrition, nourishment, health and the treatment of the patients.
The mission of the department is to establish a unique educational environment formed by the integration of different components such as information at global standards, research activities, contributions to science, sharing information and aesthetic values. Further aims of the department is to graduate expert professionals who would respect the values of the society, protect human health in line with scientific principles based on evidence and work in relevant areas to cure illnesses. In terms of the society, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to provide contributions by educating qualified health professionals, educators and researchers serving the society in accordance with scientific findings and ethical values.
With its modern and technological structure and up-to-date technological opportunities, Eastern Mediterranean University Nutrition and Dietetics Department has been established to provide student-centered education in a democratic environment. With the aim of graduating well-educated and successful students and maintaining the interdisciplinary dynamism, our University established a collaboration protocol with Marmara and Gazi Universities. Along with the collaborations, our department receives professional support from expert academicians at various institutions in Turkey with the aim of effective course implementation. Our program has been designed in such a way that elements such as analysing, tackling problems, reaching conclusions, thinking creatively and critically, working in a team and communicating effectively have been integrated with the course content. A number of collaboration protocols have also been made with different institutions to provide our students with internship opportunities.
Students at our department benefit from laboratories equipped with modern facilities at world standards. Each laboratory has been designed to provide opportunities for approximately 50 students to receive instruction at the same time. Our University provides sufficient number of computers with Internet connections for students. Students are also given the privilege of benefitting from the Eastern Mediterranean University Library which is equipped with modern facilities, equipment and databases. Our University also provides an array of recreational opportunities for our students in the form of social, cultural and sports activities.
Following successful completion of their undergraduate education, students of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department receive the title of a “Dietician”. Graduates of the program may also pursue postgraduate studies at master’s or doctoral degree level and may become senior dieticians or doctors.