IMU Department of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to train individuals who will take an active role in increasing awareness about health preservation, life span, quality of life, treatment of illnesses, as well as sufficient and balanced diet with a focus on the study of the relation between health and nutrition.
The duration of education is four years, and the language of education is Turkish. By the end of the third year, students attend a three-week summer practice program. During the last year, students follow their internship program, a supervised seven-months practice program with a general emphasis. Placement sites are with hospitals, diet/fitness centers, long-term care facilities, and county health departments. These students are expected to actively participate in solving of nutrition-related issues under the supervision of their professors and specialized dieticians.
Employment opportunities include health care centers, nutrition and diet consulting centers, food industry, schools, elderly care homes, government agencies, armed forces, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, factories, catering services, and factories.