Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2023

Course unit title Health Promotion for Employees and Managers
Course unit code 800101025100
Language of instruction
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Elective
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2023
Teaching hours per week 4
Year of study 2023
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6
Name of lecturer(s) Helga KRÄUTLER, Pascale ROUX

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Active cooperation

Course content

Models of health and stress development, role of human images in the development of health, risk and protective factors of physical and mental health in the professional context, behavioural and relationship-oriented prevention and intervention methods at individual and team level, such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), acceptance and commitment strategies, resilient interaction and leadership strategies.

Learning outcomes

The students are familiar with scientific, salutogenetic stress concepts and can implement and practise these in their own competence in the training modules. In addition, the students know about possible risk and protective factors that can influence their own health and that of their employees. In particular, the students know about the different stressors, their individual perception and evaluation. Based on this, the students are able to apply both behavioural and relationship-oriented prevention and intervention measures themselves and to implement them with others.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Face-to-face teaching and independent knowledge acquisition in training modules in theory and practice, as well as through space for practising and exercising, for discussion, interaction and reflection.

Activities: Impulse lectures, independent development of individual contents, practice and application, reflection in the plenum and in individual discussions.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in the discourse, interactions and reflections.
Own implementation of a prevention or intervention method together with the group in a team of two (one hour).



Recommended or required reading

Antonovsky, Aaron (1997): Salutogenese: zur Entmystifizierung der Gesundheit. Tübingen: dgvt (= Forum für Verhaltenstherapie und psychosoziale Praxis, 36).

Bengel, Jürgen / Strittmatter, Regine/ Willmann, Hildegard (2001): Was erhält Menschen gesund? Antonovskys Modell der Salutogenese - Diskussionsstand und Stellenwert; eine Expertise. Erweiterte Neuauflage. Köln: BZgA (=Forschung und Praxis der Gesundheitsförderung, 6).

Huber, Monika (2019): Resilienz im Team. Ideen und Anwendungskonzepte für Teamentwicklung. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien (=essentials).

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2019): Gesund durch Meditation. Das große Buch der Selbstheilung mit MBSR. München: Knaur.

Kaluza, Gert (2018): Stressbewältigung. Trainingsmanual zur psychologischen Gesundheitsförderung. 4. Auflage. Berlin: Springer.

Kaluza, Gert (2018): Gelassen und sicher im Stress. Das Stresskompetenz-Buch: Stress erkennen, verstehen, bewältigen.7. Auflage. Berlin: Springer.

Kossek, Ellen; Lautsch, Brenda (2008): CEO of me. Creating a life that works in the flexible job age. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Rolfe, Mirjam (2019): Positive Psychologie und organisationale Resilienz. Stürmische Zeiten besser meistern. Berlin: Springer (=Positive Psychologie kompakt).

Sauer, Sebastian (2011): „Mindful Leadership: Sind achtsame Führungskräfte leistungsfähigere Führungskräfte?“ In: Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung, 42. Jg. (2011) H. 4, S. 339–349.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course with attendance expected