Student health promotion Measures to improve the health and well-being of students

Contact person: Simone Ruhwald, Diversity and Health

External offers/cooperations

Apps for the organization of everyday care (ZDG)

Taking care of relatives in need of care means a great deal of time and organizational effort. As part of the Digital Health Berlin/Brandenburg (ZDG) initiative, the German Federal Ministry of Health will provide digital solutions (apps) to help organize everyday care for a one-year test phase starting in December 2021.

The apps Nui & Family Cockpit can help caregiving relatives and those in need of care to organize everyday care. For example, they can share tasks and important information digitally with other members of the care community.

Interested parties from the Berlin/Brandenburg region can take part in the test now. Participation in the test is free of charge.

More information and the participation form can be found at: The ZDG office will be happy to answer any questions you may have 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:

Psychological advice from the Studentenwerk Frankfurt Oder

Students can take advantage of individual psychological counseling if there is a need for counseling on both study-related problems and problems in the personal environment and there is no exemption from the student union fee.

Psychological counseling is offered by the psychologist Annekathrin Schmidt.

The appointment for the consultation is arranged exclusively via the service point of the Studentenwerk in Cottbus. To make an appointment, call 0355/78 21 588 or email service-cb(at)

The advice is given in German or English and advice appointments are available every 2 weeks. Due to the pandemic, the appointments are currently being made over the phone; there are regular one-on-one meetings.

Your master plan A prevention project to promote the health of students

Psychological counseling

Exam anxiety? Blackout? Stress? Writer's Block? Sometimes there is a lack of drive to engage with the study. Or the question arises whether the decision to study was the right one. There are also people to whom the “No! «-It is difficult to say or who have difficulty giving a presentation in front of others. Some take stimulants to get through the day or just don't know what to do next.

Good advice is required for these questions, but also for multiple workloads and excessive demands during studies. Not every crisis can be overcome alone. That is why there is professional support at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg:

Contact point in the Central Student Advisory Service with Dr. Jonas Neubert.

During these special times we have put tips against loneliness for you together.

Furthermore there are i.a. the following external offers:

Massage offer on the campus

Once a week, the members and employees of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg can take advantage of the offer of a massage during their break. Tension can be released with the help of neck or back massages. You can enjoy a soothing, short break in everyday working life. It is a self-pay offer.

After a long break, we would like to revive the massage offer on campus. We are currently in the process of determining the requirements. If you would like to accept the offer again in the summer semester 2022, we would like to contact you via a short email gesundheitsmanagement(at) We will inform you immediately as soon as the first dates have been set.

Central Campus

Dates: 02.05.; 16.05.; 30.05.;13.06.; 27.06.; 11.07.; 25.07.; 08.08.; 22.08.; 05.09.; 19.09.; 03.10.; 17.10.; 31.10.; 14.11.; 28.11.; 12.12.; 26.12.2022

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Verfügungsgebäude 1C, Room 019

Registration: Registration for the May period is via gesundheitsmanagement(at) From June onwards, registration is by telephone via physiotherapist Grit Gärtner at 0355 / 86 25 000.

Campus Senftenberg

Dates: 19.05.; 23.06.2022

Time: 9.00-11.00 a.m.

Location: Building 1, Room 1.130

Registration: Registration for May and June is via gesundheitsmanagement(at) From July on, registration is done by telephone via physiotherapy Marlen Woßlick at 03573/ 36 55 12.

Fit at the study place

The ZE Hochschulsport comes with an energy booster for its courses.

A short, active learning break of 5 to 7 minutes to the middle of the course and the students' concentration is already restored. we come directly to the course and guide you and the students through a variety of strength, stretching and mobilisation exercises. a moderate exercise programme especially for the neck, back and shoulder muscles not only provides physical relaxation but also promotes the ability to concentrate and thus has a positive influence on the rest of the course. we bring hedgehog balls, thermal tapes and other small materials.

If you are a lecturer* and want to do something good for your participants, then register your event now and look forward to a relaxed learning atmosphere, an improved working atmosphere and a more pleasant sense of well-being.

Fit at the study place short & concise:

What: Strength, stretching and mobilization exercises
Duration: 8 weeks (at the start of the respective semester)
Duration: max. 5-7 minutes
Number of participants: unlimited
Time: between 10 and 15 o'clock in the middle of the course
Locations: Senftenberg

Get in touch with us:
Central institution University sport
Lysann Scholz
T +49 (0)3573 85 246
E  sport(at)


University Sports

Contact person:  Catharina Buchenau (Cottbus), Lysann Scholz (Senftenberg)

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 sports 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

The DRK Blood Donation Service North-East offers regular blood donation appointments on campus:

CampusDates for 2022TimePlace
Senftenberg04.01., 22.03., 14.06., 30.08., 15.11.222 - 6 p.mDRK-Bildungseinrichtung (Schillerstr. 30)
Main Campus25.01., 26.04., 05.07., 25.10.224 - 7 p.mMax-Steenbeck-Gymnasium
Sachsendorf18.01., 03.05., 28.06, 08.11.2210 - 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