Company health promotion

Measures to improve health and well-being at work

Contact person: Simone Ruhwald, Referentin Diversity and Health


Healthy breathing and relaxation of the shoulder and neck area (online course)

This online course is aimed at all employees who want to reduce their stress level in the home office and specifically relax the areas of the body that are subject to stress. The virtual course is led by Ms. Kohlschmidt. You will learn important breathing techniques for regulating your heart rate and receive useful exercises for the shoulder and neck area. 


(always 13.00-13.30)

03.03.; 10.03.; 24.3; .31.3.; 7.4.; 14.4.; 21.4.; 28.4.; 5.5.; 12.5.; 19.5.; 2.6.2021

All dates can be booked individually and do not build on each other.


The registration takes place under gesundheitsmanagement(at)

Moodgym: Online self-help for depression (AOK)

Moodgym is aimed at all BTU members. AOK's free online training supports a stronger psyche. The exercises help to recognize unhealthy thought patterns, to replace them with new ones and thus to positively change behavior - according to the motto: "Think new, feel better". The aim of the program is to reduce depressive symptoms and prevent depression. The effectiveness of the methods from cognitive behavioral therapy has already been proven by studies. Register free of charge at:

Stress under control: 4-week training program (AOK)

With the program “Stress under control” you can take a deep breath. The AOK's individual online training makes you more resilient to the challenges of everyday life and helps you to permanently avoid stress. Register free of charge for the 4-week training program at:

CYBERFITNESS - online courses for fitness, healthy eating and mental balance (BARMER)

Together with the BARMER health insurance company, we enable all employees and students to use the digital fitness platform CYBERFITNESS free of charge until June 30, 2021.

CYBERFITNESS offers over 500 workouts as well as live classes every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The offers range, for example, from relaxation to dance, fat attack, pumps, back fit and total body workouts. It invites you to reflect on your own eating habits and to integrate physical activity and relaxation phases into everyday life. It is a free access. This does NOT have to be terminated and will NOT be extended for a fee.

How to redeem the voucher:

  1. Go directly to the website
  2. Enter the voucher code: BTU @ home and click on “next”.
  3. Register with your login data and click on "next" You will shortly receive an email that you have to confirm.
  4. Done: You can log in at any time with your specified password and train free of charge until June 30, 2021.

Workshops and lectures

At our university, all employees have the opportunity not only to acquire specialist skills, but also to take advantage of workshops on health promotion. stress management at work, time management and self-management, healthy eating or conversation and communication are just a few examples of the many different topics.

The registration is made using the reply form to the Centre for Continuing Education in Science.

09/27/2021: When the going gets tough ... top strategies to prevent violence!

"The best fight is the one that didn't take place!" (Unknown)

It is not uncommon for us to know people who are shown more respect than others. What distinguishes these people? How and through what is it possible to achieve the desired respect? Positioning yourself and setting limits are the first prerequisites. In order to be credible and to achieve the appropriate effect, the subconscious of the other person must be addressed. Conscious action with body language and voice / language are essential.


- Recognizing and showing your own limits

- The unconscious effect of voice / language and body language

- Practical knowledge from the transaction analysis

- Alternative courses of action in the event of verbal aggression (insult, threat)

- Behavior when the distance is shortened (optional for face-to-face training)

- Practical experience of simple self-defense (optional for face-to-face training)

- Self-defense / emergency aid


In this training you will learn how you can basically behave so that violence against you becomes unlikely. In the case of face-to-face training, you learn to be able to assert yourself even in the event of physical attacks.


27.09.2021, 9 a.m.-3.30 p.m.


Registration is via the Center for Scientific Further Education at weiterbildung(at)

11/17/2021: Setting limits - why I can't say "no"

We know from everyday life how difficult it can sometimes be to correctly assess one's own limits. Often we exceed the limits of what is feasible because we have difficulties rejecting orders and tasks or saying “no”. Both research on stress prevention and resilience reveal findings that are important for our health. Regulating yourself and taking responsibility for your own actions and thus consciously shaping your own future are relevant skills for a fulfilled life. After a short thematic introduction, the seminar offers you the opportunity to deal with your own drivers and limits through exercises and to learn to specifically say “no” with the help of appreciative communication and self-empathy.


11/17/2021, 9.00 a.m.-3.30 p.m.


Registration is via the Center for Scientific Further Education at weiterbildung(at)


01.12.2021: Living will and / or health care proxy

Regardless of age, everyone can come into a situation in which others have to act and decide for them. In such cases, the health care proxy is a useful tool to determine who can make such decisions when you can no longer do it yourself. What should be considered and how does a power of attorney differ from an advance directive? And what is a care directive actually? The care center Cottbus and the care authority would like to encourage and support you to take preventive measures.


December 1st, 2021, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Registration is via the Center for Scientific Further Education at weiterbildung(at)

If you have ideas and wishes, we would be pleased if you could send them to gesundheitsmanagement(at)

Preventive measures

How healthy am i really? many people suffer from cardiovascular diseases as well as nutritional and stress-related illnesses. in order to counteract these diseases efficiently, we offer various check-up examinations (cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI body fat percentage measurement and lung function test). after the tests have been carried out, you will receive a detailed evaluation, documentation and personal advice on nutrition.

There are no more appointments this year. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for 2021, please contact us:   gesundheitsmanagement(at)

The MediMouse is a modern measuring device for radiation-free examination and computer-supported display of the spine and its mobility. Have your back measured in different body positions and receive well-founded posture and movement analyses as training recommendations for a healthy back.

There are no more appointments this year. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for 2021, please contact us: gesundheitsmanagement(at)

                                  Central Campus: Mrs Anika Müller-Hoffmann, T +49 (0) 355 69 2166

                                  Campus Senftenberg: Mr Marian Bloch, T +49 (0) 3573 85 346

The ear is a sensory organ that picks up sound waves and thus enables us to hear. it is also of central importance for our sense of balance, because the inner ear contains the organ of equilibrium. the information from the organ of equilibrium is processed in the brain and passed on to other organs that depend on this information - for example, the eyes, the joints or the muscles. this enables us to keep our body in balance and orient ourselves in space.

You can measure your balance on a balance board and your hearing with an audiometer in the frequencies 0.5 to 8 kHz.

There are no more appointments this year. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for 2021, please contact us:   gesundheitsmanagement(at)

An effective computer workstation inspection is a basic requirement for the health of each individual employee. workplace stress is minimized, health is promoted. at workplaces, office chair, desk, monitor, lighting, room climate and printer should be optimally coordinated.

There are no more appointments this year. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for 2021, please contact us: gesundheitsmanagement(at)

REGISTRATIONS: Main Campus: Mrs. Müller-Hoffmann, T +49 (0) 355 69 2166;

                               Campus Senftenberg: Mr. Bloch, T +49 (0) 3573 85 346


Massage offer on the campus

Once a week, relatives and employees of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg can take advantage of the offer of a massage during their break. with the help of neck or back massages, tensions can be released. a soothing, short relaxation can be enjoyed in everyday working life. this is a self-payment offer.

The massage offer is suspended on summer semester 2021. Alternatively, you can make an appointment on site at the practice at the usual conditions.

When? Tuesdays 9:30 - 12 and 15:30 - 18 (weekly)

             mondays 12 - 15 o'clock (odd calendar week)

Where? Verfügungsgebäude 1 C, room 0.19

Who? WELLNESS CONCEPT, Katja Arnold 

How? T +49 (0) 355 75 23 92 07, katja.arnold(at)

When? Wednesdays from 12 - 15 o'clock (1x per month)
Where? Building 1, room 130
Who? Ergo- and physiotherapy practice Woßlick
How? T +49 (0) 3573 36 55 12 (latest by 12 noon on Monday)

Gymnastics at the workplace

Fast, relaxing, effective: Under instruction, you will learn short, simple exercises that will help you stay physically and mentally fit in the workplace. The offer is aimed at all employees of the BTU. Once a week, for 15 minutes, short exercise and relaxation exercises take place directly at your workplace.

If you would like to try out this offer in your team or lead a small group yourself, you will find more information in our broschure.

Get in touch with us: gesundheitsmanagement(at)

In online mode we bring the gymnastics home to your home office, the times can be found at

You can find more workouts, movement exercises, as well as tips and tricks on the topic of 'working in balance at home' on our home page Support in the home office.

You can find more workouts, movement exercises, as well as tips and tricks on the subject of 'working at home in balance' on our homepage support in homeoffice.

Influenza vaccination 2020

Summer time is coming to an end. In times of Corona, the decision for or against a flu vaccination plays a bigger role. The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and others against the flu. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO) therefore recommend flu vaccination, especially for those groups of people who, if they are ill, have a high risk of severe disease.

This year there will be no flu vaccination on the central campus and campus Senftenberg due to the change in attendance.

If you are interested, please contact the local medical practice. We very much hope that we can offer you the flu vaccination again next year.

BTU Health Day

Once a year, the health day takes place at the BTU Cottbus- Senftenberg. students and employees are cordially invited to try out various workshops, courses and offers. the changing topics of the health day are specifically tailored to the wishes and suggestions of all participants. in february 2020 the participants could try out at different stands according to the motto "no stress with stress" and have their physical as well as mental health tested. impressions of the health day 2020 can be found in our picture gallery.

DAK company run

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg regularly takes part as a team in the DAK company run. you have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable running event together with colleagues*. the approx. 5 km long running course leads through the beautiful Spreeauenpark in the direction of the zoo, along the river Spree and back to the Spreeauenpark. 

You have the opportunity to train your endurance even before the event. BTU's university sports department offers a running group. Here is the link to beginners' running.

University Sports

Contact person:  Catharina Buchenau

University sport keeps you fit and healthy, allows you to balance your studies and work, creates contact between university members and brings German and foreign students closer together - no matter which sport you choose.

The central Institution for University Sports offers a wide range of different sport courses for all members of the university. If your own favourite sport does not yet exist, please contact ZEH.

Blood donation appointments of the DRK

Der DRK-Blutspendedienst Nord-Ost bietet auf den Campus regelmäßige Blutspendetermine an:

The DRK Blood Donation Service North-East offers regular blood donation appointments on campus:
CampusDates for 2020TimePlace
Senftenberg29.09.20, 08.12.202 - 6 p.mBuilding 2, rooms 2.208 - 2.210
Main Campus03.11.202 - 6 p.mSports hall of the BTU
Sachsendorf11.08.20, 27.10.2010 - 2 pmMensa, first floor
Every healthy person can donate blood from the age of 18. an interval of at least 8 weeks must be observed between two blood donations. women may donate four times a year, men up to six times. please bring your identity card and, if available, your blood donation card with you to each blood donation. Appointment reservations can be made online under Appointment Allocation. If you have any questions, please contact the DRK Blutspendedienst Nord-Ost on 0355 / 499 50 or

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