Welcome to Hacettepe University Department of Occupational Therapy


Welcome to the Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy!

In our department, which is the first-ever department of Occupational Therapy in Türkiye, we are raising Occupational Therapists. Occupational Therapists aim to increase independence in daily life, competency in life roles and balanced participation in society in all age groups, using purposeful and meaningful occupations within Occupational Therapy intervention techniques. Occupational Therapists conduct assessments and interventions in three fundamental areas; person, environment and occupation.

Occupational Therapists, who prioritize social participation and the quality of life of individuals with and without health problems, can work in public and private sectors; in hospitals, special education and rehabilitation centres, healthy living centres, alcohol and dependency treatment facilities, public mental health centres, daycare services, home care services, palliative care services, retirement homes, factories, schools, prisons and correctional facilities, industrial work fields, preventive, treatment and rehabilitative health services.

In parallel with our university's motto, "To the Leading Edge, Toward the Best", our department always makes it a goal to reach the highest level of quality and it is the only Occupational Therapy Department to be accredited both on a national level with the Association of Evaluation and Accreditation of Health Sciences Programs (SABAK) and on an international level with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) accreditations. Additionally, our department continues to represent Turkiye on an international level with its membership in the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE).

The rich academic staff of our department continuously gives theoretical and practical education, carries out or takes part in research and development projects funded by both national and international institutions and provides societal benefits and contributions through professional practice clinics and laboratories.

Additionally, our department feels the utmost honour and joy of having established the first Vocational Rehabilitation Centre in Türkiye. Our department also offers educational opportunities and health services in its pediatric rehabilitation (including low-vision rehabilitation and sensory integration), oncologic rehabilitation, geriatric rehabilitation, neurologic rehabilitation, orthopaedic rehabilitation and psychiatric rehabilitation clinics and sub-departments. With all the educational obtainments in these fields, our students graduate as pioneers and leading figures in health care and occupational therapy.


Dear students;

Do not ever forget that from the moment you arrive at the Department of Occupational Therapy, you will become a permanent member of our family. You will find rich opportunities to grow and self-improve not only educationally and professionally, but also socially and culturally with the many student clubs and societies of our university.

We will be very happy to see you among us.

We are stronger, together. To the leading edge, toward the best.


With love and regards...

Prof. Dr. Mine Uyanık -  Department Head

Doç. Dr. Sedef Şahin - Assistant Department Head

Doç. Dr. Orkun Tahir Aran - Assistant Department Head

Uzm. Erg. Ege Temizkan - Department Chief Assistant


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