Master of Science

Interdisciplinary Health Promotion

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Flexible learning

Our "Interdisciplinary Health Promotion" master's degree programme is above all – flexible. The modular course, which we offer in collaboration with the University of Freiburg, can be studied alongside work and consists of modules, each of which offers (certified) added value for professionals!

  • ECTS: 120 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 6 semesters
  • Campus: Freiburg Study Center, Furtwangen
  • Faculty: Health, Safety, Society
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March), winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: See "Apply now" page
  • Entry requirements: university degree and at least one year of professional experience
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Building blocks The various modules on nutritional science, exercise, diagnostics in health promotion, management, health psychology and occupational health management can be taken individually; together they lead to a master's degree.
  • Easy to plan You decide the pace of this course yourself - the modules can be completed flexibly online. We see each other in person with block units at weekends. This allows you to combine your studies with your career!
  • For pros We've designed the modular master's degree for thos who already have a bachelor's degree or vocational training in the field of health promotion, prevention or rehabilitation and would like to gain further qualifications on a part-time basis.
  • OMG, there's OMT We've developed modules in orthopaedic manual therapy (OMT) for anyone working in the field of physiotherapy. These offer an ideal opportunity to take the OMT exam and receive academic training at the same time.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

The part-time professional development "Interdisciplinary Health Promotion" programme offers a total of four different certificate degrees (Certificate of Advanced Studies): "Neuromuscular Function - Movement Analysis and Training", "Diagnostics and Management in Health Promotion", "Applied Nutritional Science - Health, Performance, Sport" and "Applied Health Promotion". These stand alone and can also be booked individually.

What is the DAS?

Collect points for the various qualifications!  A "Diploma of Advanced Studies" (DAS) can be achieved with two CAS certificates (Certificate of Advanced Studies) and a specialisation module. Here you can choose between "Exercise, health diagnostics and health management" and "Nutrition, health psychology and health promotion".

The path to a master's degree

For those who have completed a bachelor's degree and have completed both of the "DAS" certificates, your path to a master's is clear! For this, the "Research project", "Exchange in science" and "Scientific work" modules are taken in the area of research skills. The master's module then includes the master's thesis and the master's oral  examination.

The timetable

The Master of Science can be achieved in three to five years of part-time study, depending on individual planning. The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) can be completed within one year. Each module lasts one semester and the workload is around eight hours per week. Two weekends of attendance time are scheduled per module.

The modules: Certificates of Advanced Studies

CAS Applied Nutritional Science - Health, Performance, Sport
Module 1: Fundamentals of nutrition
Module 2: Nutrition and Performance/Sports Nutrition

CAS Neuromuscular Function - Movement Analysis and Training
Module 1: Neuromechanics of human movement
Module 2: Evidence-based training

CAS Diagnostics and Management in Health Promotion
Module 1: Diagnostics in Health Promotion
Module 2: Management in health promotion

CAS Applied Health Promotion
Module 1: Health Psychology and Counselling
Module 2: Workplace health promotion in theory and practice

What's included

Special features

Orthopaedic manual therapy

We offer further OMT training for physiotherapists. It is possible to obtain the OMT exam including the CAS "Neuromuscular Function" and "Diagnostics and Management".
Those who have completed a bachelor's degree can build on this to complete a master's. The modules from the OMT advanced training course are credited towards the master's degree.

The contact person for OMT training at the German Society for Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (DGOMT) is:
OMT-Weiterbildungsträger- DGOMT e.V.
Antje Mehner
Clausstrasse 10-12
09126 Chemnitz
Telephone: +49 3714 590-5017
Email application is started:omt(at)
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Costs - depending on the scope

If all modules are taken and the entire IGF master's degree programme is completed, the costs amount to €15,950.

The individual CAS certificates (two modules each) cost €2650.

Several study locations

IGF is a degree programme run in cooperation with the University of Freiburg. In addition to the online units, our courses take place in Freiburg at the Institute of Sport and Sports Science, at the HFU Study Center in Freiburg and on campus in Furtwangen.

Faculty of Health, Safety, Society

The Faculty of Health, Safety, Society is the perfect place to start your career in health, social care and safety! From Midwifery Science to Risk Engineering, studying at GSG will give you the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of others and help improve the health and safety of individuals and communities. You make the difference!

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

HFU is one of the strongest research universities in the country. We have a dedicated research area on the topic of health, society and sustainability. You can find our current research projects in this area here.

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Your key contact

  •  Karen Markowski
    Karen Markowski Course coordinator