Bachelor of Science

Applied Health Sciences

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Shape health and quality of life

Would you like to work on solutions for a healthier life for different sectors of the population? Would you like to work on shaping the healthcare system or healthcare policy framework? Are you interested in current topics such as climate, sustainability and digitalisation? Then studying health sciences is the right thing for you!

  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Furtwangen
  • Faculty: Health, Safety, Society
  • Programme begins: winter semester (October), summer semester (March)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester), 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • What is it all about? The "applied" in Applied Health Sciences stands for practical work. Practical activities run through the entire course. Even in the first semesters, you'll be working on various problems in projects.
  • Previous training? If you've already completed health-related training, you will deepen your knowledge of the topics during your studies. Your fellow students will also benefit from your experience.
  • Where do I find jobs? The career opportunities are as varied as the programme itself. For example, you can work in health insurance companies, at health authorities, in rehabilitation facilities or in health start-ups. Health has a future!
  • How will I contribute? Our goal is to live a healthy and self-determined life for as long as possible. You can focus on special target groups, such as children, older people, those with disabilities or illnesses or migrants.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

The course deals with the physical, psychological, social and economic conditions of human health as well as the organisation of the healthcare system. For a "healthy" society, new academic qualifications are needed to meet the current challenges. We teach you them. From corona to dementia, digitalisation and climate - health affects us all. How can people stay healthy for a long time? Avoid risk factors, strengthen protective factors - learn more!

Here's how it works

During your seven semesters, we will provide you with a broad fundamental knowledge of health-related subjects. Lectures, seminars and projects will give you a solid foundation in theory and practice. In the practical semester, you can also strengthen your practical skills and gain valuable experience for career entry. You complete your studies with the bachelor thesis.

If you study full-time, your course will last seven semesters. Talk to us if you would like to study part-time or need a timetable tailored to your personal circumstances.

Workplace relevance is important for us

Over the course of two semesters, you'll be working on a "real" problem in your student research project, usually in collaboration with external partners such as a local health authority, company or rehabilitation clinic. Here you will apply project management techniques and practise scientific working methods.

Study abroad

Our university has many partnerships with universities in Australia, Mexico, the UK, the USA and other countries. For example, you can study abroad in your 6th semester to gain international experience. Our international coordinator will help you with any questions you may have.

Entry requirements

To apply for AGW, you need a university entrance qualification, i.e. either the general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), the subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, the entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or a previous qualification recognised as equivalent.

If you have any questions, send us an email, give us a call or attend one of our regular online consultation sessions. Our staff and student ambassadors will be happy to answer your questions. Check the calendar below for the next dates. By the way, registration is not necessary.

AGW specifics

To give you a better idea of the issues we deal with at AGW, in the "Dominican Health" project, for example, we're helping to set up a polyclinic in the Dominican Republic. Or, using a bottom-up approach, we are lowering access barriers to the German healthcare system for migrants in the Kinzigtal.

What's included

AGW Study and Examinations Regulations

Download file:General Bachelor SPO
Download file:AGW SPO (in German)

Our electives

Download file:AGW electives

Special features

We are always close to current challenges! From winter semester 24/25, we'll be introducing two new areas of specialisation. You can choose between Digital Health and Planetary Health. You can also decide throughout your studies which topics you would like to focus on more intensively – Occupational Health Management, Healthcare Management or Community Health Promotion.

A degree programme to suit your life circumstances – complete flexibility with proven quality

Studying is a full-time job – normally. Our bachelor's degree programme can also be studied part-time and therefore offers a flexible model that suits different life phases and situations! The course is then organised in a different way and stretched out accordingly. Whether you are working, raising children or cannot study full-time for other reasons – we are happy to advise you!


Your career prospects

The career paths of our graduates are as diverse as the programme itself. You can work in health management in companies, in care management at healthcare providers or in health consulting in local authorities.

Whichever path you choose, the healthcare sector is a constantly growing industry. With an internationally recognised university degree from HFU you are ideally prepared for responsibilities in the professional world.

Once you have your bachelor's degree in your pocket, you can continue your academic career by taking a master's, for example in Internal link opens in the same window:Applied Health Promotion or Internal link opens in the same window:Interdisciplinary Health Promotion. And you can even do a doctorate with us afterwards!

Faculty of Health, Safety, Society

Our faculty is the perfect place to start your career in health, social care and safety! With the knowledge you gain from studying with us, you can help improve the health and safety of individuals and communities. You make the difference!

With us, you will be trained in state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories. Our faculty is one of the strongest in research at HFU and often collaborates with other faculities.

Internal link opens in the same window:Find out more about the Faculty of Health, Safety, Society (GSG)

Our mission is to contribute to a healthy and safe life for all sectors of the population through our research activities and results, and to meet current and future challenges with innovative solutions. To this end, we work on research and transfer projects with cooperation and practice partners in the region.

We involve our students in research projects as part of study projects and bachelor's and master's theses. In addition, we offer committed young scientists the opportunity to complete a doctorate.

Internal link opens in the same window:To our research projects

AGW Study and Examinations Regulations

General Bachelor SPO

Our electives

AGW electives

Download file:AGW Flyer

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Your key contact

  •  Nadine Winter
    Nadine Winter Member of academic staff