Programme content

The master's programme is characterised by the combination of scientific research and practice-oriented application. The scientific and methodological competencies gained can be directly applied in practice-oriented research projects. Valuable contacts to companies, organisations and research institutions can thus already be established during the course of study.

The master's programme thus qualifies students to develop, implement and evaluate (or optimise existing) needs-based and evidence-based concepts for individual and setting-related health promotion. Graduates become specialists in practical application and research in all areas of health promotion.
Profile building

The range of interdisciplinary electives and the choice of research projects allow for individual profile building in future-oriented areas of specialisation:

  • Community health promotion/health promotion in rural areas
  • Health promotion in a global context (Global Health)
  • Digitalisation in the healthcare sector (e-health)
  • Workplace health management
  • Health services research and epidemiology

Target group

Who is the master's degree program aimed at?

As a consecutive course of study, the master's programme is aimed at graduates of bachelor's programs in health sciences and health professions (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy) and related programmes (e.g. health education). The programme is also of interest to bachelor's degree graduates in business administration, engineering (e.g., medical technology), social pedagogy, or psychology.

If at least one of the following points applies to you, then Applied Health Promotion at Furtwangen University could be the right degree programme for you!

  • Are you looking for a Master's programme with versatile and interdisciplinary content?
  • Are you interested in dealing with health promotion issues across disciplines in a global and regional context?
  • Are you interested in digital and assistive technologies in healthcare?
  • Would you like to develop your health science profile further?
  • Would you like to strengthen your methodological competence in the area of research and application in the field of health promotion?


Study and Examinations Regulations

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - subject knowledge and skills

  • Theory and practice of health promotion based on scientific, methodological and empirical principles and methods.
  • Ability to understand specialist areas of prevention and health promotion in interdisciplinary global and regional contexts, and to identify and analyze related problems and challenges. Focus is on rural areas and on certain aspects of globalization.
  • Deep understanding of and specialist skills necessary to analyze multifactor influences on health and disease and to evaluate ways in which existing health provision can be optimized under everyday conditions.
  • Ability to use planning skills to contribute to quality improvement and effectiveness of individual and settings-based (in everyday life and in a work environment) health promotion activities.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate potential and relevant areas of application of digital and assistive technologies to promote health. Deep knowledge of theory and processes in the design, evaluation and needs-related application of assistive technnologies in everyday life and in a work environment.

Learning outcomes - transferable skills

  • Ability to cooperate with external partners from academia and the working world.
  • Ability to build interdisciplinary networks and promote the transfer of knowledge between theory and practice.
  • Ability to formulate specialist standpoints and solutions to problems for colleagues and external persons in both English and German, and to present and discuss these.

Learning outcomes - employability skills

  • Knowledge and analytical skills necessary for application-oriented research.
  • Comprehensive theoretical and practical competences to carry out work in settings-based and individual health promotion (application and process consulting).
  • Ability to meet changing demands of specialists and management in authorities and organizations through strong theoretical and interdisciplinary qualifications.