Workplace health promotion

Measures to improve health and well-being in the workplace
Contact: Simone Ruhwald, Diversity and Health Officer

Individual health care offers

08.11.2023 - Balance Check: stress testing by recording heart rate variability (HRV)

Dates: 08.11.2023 (Central Campus, Main Building, Room 429) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heart rate variability (HRV) is one of the most important risk parameters for assessing potential health risks. During the test, a time interval between heartbeats is measured over a period of time to record variations from beat to beat. In fact, the human body has the ability to change the frequency of the heart rhythm, unconsciously, in response to a state of rest or activity. By recording HVR, you thus gain information about your current physical and mental regulation and regeneration capacity through your autonomic nervous system.


An offer of the BARMER

09.11.2023 - Body-Check: body analysis for a healthy center, including lung function test and blood pressure measurement

Dates: 11/09/2023 (Senftenberg Campus, Building 2, Room 2.211) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The number on the scale is unfortunately too often seen as an indicator of physical health and fitness. But whether the scale is your best friend or your worst enemy, there are more meaningful ways to find out what's going on in your body. One of them is to determine your body composition.

With the Body Check, you can find out in just a few minutes how your body is composed and what you can do if you want to change something about it.


This is an offer from BARMER

16.11.2023 - Sleep Matrix: Identifying and raising awareness of the pillars for healthy sleep.

Dates: 16.11.2023 (Senftenberg Campus, Building 2, Room 2.209) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In this session, a scientific PSQI questionnaire will be used to assess your subjective sleep quality in order to filter out, among other things, negative influencing factors. Subsequently, individual resolutions for the optimization of the basic conditions are worked out, which should promote a healthy and restful sleep. With the PSQI questionnaire, negative influencing factors are visualized and intuitively recorded and then evaluated with the help of a graphical representation. At the end, you will receive specific and general recommendations for action, as well as expert advice with motivation-based individual approaches.

Login: gesundheitsmanagement(at)

This is an offer of the Techniker Krankenkasse

Lectures and workshops All lectures and workshops will be held in german language

11/9/2023 - Workshop: Mindfulness in everyday life without spending extra time.

9.11.2023, 10 - 12 Uhr

main campus, HG 4.29

How to IMMEDIATELY go about your day more aware, more relaxed, and more in touch with yourself and others.

You can expect a brief introduction to mindfulness. What does it mean and what doesn't it mean?
You will get a selection of different mindfulness impulses that you can directly apply in your everyday life to try them out during the workshop. At the end there will be a reflection.

Registration: weiterbildung(at)

Speaker: Dr. Tina Böhme

11/23/2023 - Because you are worth it - healthy boundaries made easy(er)

23.11.2023, 10 - 12 Uhr

main campus, HG 4.29

In this workshop, you will get input on self-worth and self-care.
Reasons why saying no is sometimes so difficult will be discussed. You will then learn how to stand up for yourself more confidently and try this out right away, in the form of guided exercises. At the end, there will be an exchange about the collected impressions.

Registration: weiterbildung(at)

Speaker: Dr. Tina Böhme

18.10.2023 - Lecture: Only forgetfulness or already dementia?

Date 10/18/2023 (Central Campus, Main Building), 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Who does not know it? The key has disappeared from the face of the earth again! Jokingly, people are quick to talk about Alzheimer's. In fact, millions of people in Germany suffer from dementia. How do you recognize the disease? Is it treatable? Can it be prevented? Get a first insight by the Gerontopsychiatrischer Verbund Cottbus/Spree-Neiße e.V..

Also present will be the Pflegestützpunkt Cottbus, which will be available to answer your questions about care.

Registration: weiterbildung(at)

18.10.2023 - Lecture: Health Care Proxy - Worth Knowing and News

Date 10/18/2023 (Central Campus, Main Building), 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Anyone who can no longer make decisions for themselves due to an accident or illness needs a legal representative. Those who do not want legal care, but prefer to determine for themselves who will make important decisions in the event of an emergency, should draw up a health care power of attorney. Find out what needs to be considered and which new regulations will apply from 2023.

Also on hand will be the Cottbus care support center, which will be available to answer any questions you may have on the subject of care.

Registration: weiterbildung(at)

07.12.2023 - Don't believe everything you think - Expose and change negative thoughts and beliefs

07.12.2023, 10 - 12 a.m.

main campus, HG 4.29

At the beginning of this workshop you will get an introduction to the connections between thoughts, feelings and perception - how your inside reflects your outside and vice versa. Then lead guided exercises and have space to share at the end.

Registration: weiterbildung(at)

Speaker: Dr. Tina Böhme

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

Massage services on campus


This year, employees and students at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg can once again take advantage of the regular offer of a soothing massage. Tension can be relieved with the help of neck or back massages. Enjoy a short, soothing break from your daily work routine. This is a self-pay offer. Please bring a large towel with you to the appointment.

Central Campus

Dates 2023: 17./24. Jul., 28. Aug., 18. Sep., 16. Oct., 6./20. Nov., 4./18. Dec.

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

Location: Verfügungsgebäude 1C, Room 019

The massages are carried out by the  physiotherapy practice Grit Gärtner, appointments can be made via the BTU health management gesundheitsmanagement(at) Please contact the practice directly at 0355 / 86 25 000 to cancel appointments at short notice.

Campus Senftenberg

Dates 2023: 19. Jul., 23. Aug., 27. Sep., 25. Oct., 29. Nov., 20. Dec.

Time: 9.00-12.00 a.m.

Location: Building 1, Room 1.130

The massages are carried out by the  physiotherapy practice Marlen Woßlick, appointments can be made via the BTU health management gesundheitsmanagement(at) Please contact the practice directly at 03573/365512 to cancel appointments at short notice.

Gymnastics at work

This offer is valid for all employees of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. In this small active break, you will learn under guidance a few small exercises that provide more energy and simultaneous relaxation at your workplace. Movement sequences for the back, shoulders, neck and legs will be shown, which help to release tension and increase concentration. In addition, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques will be presented to help relieve stress.

Where? directly at your workplace

When? 1x a week, 15 minutes

Would you like to try out this offer in your team or lead a small group yourself? Feel free to contact us at gesundheitsmanagement(at)

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.

External offers/Cooperations Most programmes are only available in German

Apps for organizing everyday care (ZDG)

Caring for relatives in need of care means a lot of time and organizational effort. As part of the Future Region Digital Health Berlin/Brandenburg (ZDG) initiative, the Federal Ministry of Health will provide digital solutions (apps) to support the organization of everyday care for a one-year test phase from December 2021.

The Nui & Family Cockpit apps can help caring 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 caring community. Interested parties from the Berlin/Brandenburg region can now take part in the test. Participation in the test is free of charge.

You can find more information and the participation form at:

The ZDG office will be happy to answer your questions at

Gym-O-Fizz: Fitness software for active office breaks

The "Gym-O-Fizz" fitness software is now available to all BTU employees free of charge. Gym-O-Fizz regularly reminds you of your active break at the intervals you set individually. All exercises are illustrated with figures in comic style and are also described in a text.

No equipment is required and you don't break a sweat. In addition to the gymnastic exercises, eye relaxation exercises, meditations or your own exercises can be carried out. A 3-minute video with all explanations and functions can be found at: Write an email to gesundheitsmanagement(at) for your access data.

Moodgym: Online self-help for depression (AOK) - This programme is available in English

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: