Student health promotion

Measures to improve the health and well-being of students

Contact person: Simone Ruhwald, Diversity and Health

Advice and assistance

Exam nerves? Blackout? Stress? Writer's block? Sometimes you don't have the drive to deal with your studies. Or the question arises whether the decision to study was the right one. There are also people who find it difficult to say "No!" or who have difficulty giving a presentation in front of others. Some take stimulants to get through the day or simply don't know how to go on in life.

Good advice is needed for these questions, but also for multiple stresses and strains in your studies. Not every crisis can be overcome alone, which is why BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offers professional support:

You can contact Dr. Jonas Neubert at the Central Student Guidance and Counselling Office.

Furthermore, there is the following external offer, among others:
23rd Dragon Boat Race 2024

23rd Dragon Boat Race 2024

The BTU is putting together a team for the 23rd Cottbus Dragon Boat Regatta on 29.06.2024.

To become part of the team, please register for the corresponding university sports course from Monday, April 8th.

If you have any questions about the course and the competition, please contact the university sports department sport(at)

04.05.-24.05.2024 City cycling

CITY CYCLING from 04.05. to 24.05.2024 - BTU is part of it!

We want to take part in the nationwide "City Cycling" competition again this year. Join us and register now for the "BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg" team!

Last year, we were the largest team with 227 cyclists and ended up in 2nd place with 41,527 km!

Let's take part in this year's nationwide "City Cycling" competition together with all BTU locations and cycle as many distances as possible.

During the campaign period from 04.05. - 24.05.2024, the kilometers of all participants will be recorded and evaluated. Every kilometer cycled counts, whether in your free time or on the way to school / university / work, whether in Cottbus or outside the city.

Register now for the "BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg" team at: or with your cell phone via the "Stadtradeln" app. Together, let's cover as many distances as possible in a climate-friendly way by bike.

We are excited to see what team performance will be achieved this year!

You can find more information about the competition on the City Cycling Cottbus website.

Good to know: The "AG Fahrradfreundliche BTU" was launched in 2020. If you have any tips or requests regarding friendly at the individual locations, please contact the working group at fahrradfreundlich(at)

BTU Health Newsletter

All employees and students of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg have the opportunity to find out about current health offers.

Register now and discover delicious recipes, exercises and inspiration for your workplace!

Simply click on the link: Newsletter distribution list-health management and enter your e-mail address. You will then automatically receive the latest information.

Psychological counseling by the Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder)

Students can make use of the individual psychological counseling if there is a need for counseling regarding study-related problems as well as problems in the personal environment and if there is no exemption from the student union fee.

Psychological counseling is offered by Annekathrin Schmidt, a graduate psychologist.

Appointments for counseling are made exclusively through the Service Point of the Studentenwerk in Cottbus. To make an appointment, please call 0355/78 21 588 or send an email to service-cb(at)

Counseling is provided in German or English and counseling appointments are available every 2 weeks.

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.

Cottbus main campus

Provider: Physiotherapy Grit Gärtner
Weekday: Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Disposition Building 1C, Room 0.19)

Make an appointment: healthmanagement(at)

Campus Senftenberg

Provider: Ergo- und Physiotherapie Marlen Woßlick
Weekday: Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon (Building 6, Room 6.008)

Attention: On 27.03.2024 the massage will take place in room 1.210!

Please make an appointment: healthmanagement(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.

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

How can I...

... eat healthily in a stressful university environment,

... actively relax during the exam phase,

... motivate yourself better and learn successfully,

... resist stress and pressure to perform,

... protect yourself from the risks of substance use?

To the website of "Dein Masterplan"

On "Dein-Masterplan" I find...

... lots of tips & tricks,

... helpful tools & apps,

... a "Are you studying healthily?" test and

... access to counseling services

by and for students.

External offers/cooperations

We are pleased about the close cooperation with our long-term health partners AOK Nordost, BARMER and Techniker Krankenkasse. For advice on health insurance and support of the individual health insurance companies, our cooperation partners are at your disposal.

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: