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Welcome to the Department of Occupational Therapy at Hacettepe University!
"To the leading edge…Toward being the best…” with the first occupational department in Turkey, world-class education, ongoing EU-funded projects, quality of Hacettepe University!

The Profession

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Unlike other professions, occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments (e.g., home, work, school, community) and addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation.

Occupational therapy services typically include:
- an individualized evaluation;
- determination of the person’s goal with the client, family, and occupational therapist
- customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals.
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or to modify the intervention plan based on the patient’s needs and skills.
Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments, recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, training in how to modify a task or activity to facilitate participation, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.
Occupational therapists work in many areas such as hospitals, clinics, special education and rehabilitation centers, schools, rehabilitation centers, home care programs, private practice, community health centers, nursing homes, and day care centers with people of all ages.
At the present time, the most preferred areas by our graduates are state hospitals and special education and rehabilitation centers.
World-Class Education

Completing Turkish secondary education or received equivalent overseas education and acquired enough points in the Turkish National Exam points Type of MF-3our are necessary to start occupational therapy undergraduate education. Our students who complete 4 years undergraduate education graduate by taking the title of ‘occupational therapist’.

Hacettepe University Occupational Therapy Department, in addition to being first established department in Turkey, is the only department whose training program approved by World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Besides that, our department possesses the most competent academics in their ares of work. The teaching stuffs of our department has joined lots of projects such as training of trainers and community based rehabilitation that are provided by European Network Occupational Therapy Higher Education and has taken certificates.

A little more than just the education

Each of Hacettepe memebers know that education is not only belong the classrooms. That is why we are not contented with the world class education and, from the day we are established, we are hosting many national and international projects!

We have hosted lots of lecturer, done varied ERASMUS projects, celebrated the World Occupational Day all together, set congress and symposium with national and international participation and we will continue! Now we are establishing the Turkey’s first vocational rehabilitation center project which is approved by the T. C. Labour and Social Security Ministry, the Presidency of the European Union and Financial Assistance in our campus. You can follow the updates from here: http://hacettepemeslekirehabilitasyon.org.tr



We are easily able to apply theoretical education to the practice in our own building in Sıhhiye Campus of Hacettepe University. Addition to the practice units which is part of health sciences faculty, we are taking our first steps to the profession in the most possible qualified way by doing internship in Hacettepe Hospitals.

Hacettepe Üniversitesi Ergoterapi Bölümü