Welcome to Hacettepe University Occupational Therapy


Dear Students,

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

Occupational therapy aims to increase the independence of individuals in every age group, fulfil their vital roles in daily life, ensure social participation and increase their quality of life by using meaningful and purposeful activities and different occupational therapy intervention techniques; It is a 4-year health profession defined by the occupational law. Our graduates graduate as competent occupational therapists with the theoretical and practical training they receive from our department, and they can easily be employed in public hospitals, private hospitals and rehabilitation centers as a needed and sought-after health personnel in the field.

Our department is the first Occupational Therapy Department established in Turkey, and our training program is the highest level institution of the Occupational Therapy profession; It is the only department approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and accredited by the Health Sciences Education Programs Evaluation and Accreditation Association (FEDEK). Our department also offers Occupational Therapy masters and doctorate education to our students in the graduate education program.

Our department offers you Occupational Therapy theoretical and practical training at world standards with the most competent academicians, who are the founders of the field of Occupational Therapy in Turkey. The faculty members of our department have completed the training programs of the trainers in occupational therapy and many other occupational therapy training programs conducted by the European Network of Occupational Therapy and received their certificates. Lifelong learning is the basic principle of all our academic staff and we always adopt the principle of “to the leading edge, toward being the best” with Hacettepe quality.

Our department has a student-oriented education program that will also improve your research skills. Our department and Hacettepe Hospital have different training and research laboratories and units for your practical training and internship opportunities. In these units, you have the opportunity to practice occupational therapy interventions one-on-one with patients under the mentorship of academic staff.

When you graduate, you will be able to work in hospitals, special education and rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, universities, private clinics, schools, community health centers, daycare centers, guidance and research centers (RAM) and in many other fields, with the title of Occupational Therapist, to serve all age groups. If you wish, you can continue our Occupational Therapy graduate programs and progress towards becoming an academician.

As Hacettepe Occupational Therapy Department, we provide world-class education with the theoretical and practical training given in the classrooms, as well as field studies, research, student projects, National and International projects supported by different institutions and organizations, and international exchange programs for you to receive a quality education. Since the year we were founded, as the Occupational Therapy Department, we have done and continue to do many national and international projects. We have organized many national and international congresses and symposiums and we will continue to organize them together with you. We are also proud of having established Turkey's first Vocational Rehabilitation Center in Hacettepe. You will be our students who will do theoretical and practical training in this center.

Dear Students!

From the first day you come to our department, you will feel like a member of the Occupational Therapy family. With more than 150 student clubs and societies that you can join according to your interests at our university, you will have the opportunity to develop yourself in the field of education and socially. We welcome you, our dear students, to our department to be a member of this family.

We will be happy to see you among us.

With my love and respect

Prof.  Gonca BUMIN

Head of Occupational Therapy Department


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