The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is one of the three Departments that compose the School of Health Sciences of the Hellenic Mediterranean University since May 2019. It was founded in 1999 and is located in Sitia, Lassithi, Crete.
It offers a 4-year undergraduate program with its main goal being the provision of students with all the necessary contemporary knowledge - basic and applied - that will allow them to have a comprehensive and effective approach to every possible nutritional issue. The students start their internship in their 4th year of study.
The Department conducts research on the following topics: human health protection and recovery; the relationship between nutrition and public health; nutritional management in both health and sickness; the composition and physical condition of the human body; the psychology and psychopathology of eating; eating habits and nutritional counseling; food quality control; dietetics software; Cretan/Mediterranean diet etc.
In order to contribute to the national/local nutritional status and economy, the Department cooperates with the Region of Crete; its municipalities; the industrial sector; other educational and research institutions; governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Members of the Department participate in the DIETS European network (Dietitians Improving Education Training Standards across Europe), as well as to Erasmus exchange programs with Universities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Turkey etc.
For more information please visit the Website of the Department.