Student Health Management at the TU Kaiserslautern

The TU Kaiserslautern offers its students health management. On behalf of the university management and under the leadership of the University Sports Department, structures and measures for the sustainable promotion and safeguarding of the bio-psycho-social health of the students at the TU Kaiserslautern are being established and implemented. The goal is to develop a broad-based health concept that includes all relevant institutions and actors at the location. This concept should be transferable to other university locations, detached from the location-specific aspects. We are particularly pleased that the TU Kaiserslautern was the first university in Germany to receive the Corporate Health Award in the category "Special Award Healthy University Student Health Management" in 2018 and even won the award again in 2020.



The implementation of the designed health-promoting measures takes place under the title CampusPlus. The Techniker Krankenkasse supports the university sports department as a project partner in the development and implementation of student health management. Concrete measures and projects can be found on our website:

Concept development and implementation of measures follow the participatory approach and the target group is involved in all steps. The content-related orientation and control is carried out by three committees; a steering committee (university management & project control), a steering committee (operationally working actors) and a student committee (student representatives of all student bodies and all institutions of the TUK that have an influence on student health).

Folder Student Health Management at TUK

The folder Student Health Management at the TU Kaiserslautern gives an insight into the work of CampusPlus. It contains on the one hand the structure of our team and on the other hand the structures of the individual working groups. In addition, we have provided examples of the individual steps of the Public Health Action Cycle and presented them in an overview graphic.

University Health Report - Die große Gesundheitsumfrage der TUK

According to the "Public Health Action Cycle", analysis is an essential pillar of health management. In order to analyze the health status of TUK students, the "University Health Report" (UHR) was conducted in cooperation with the FU Berlin in the summer of 2015 and 2018. This year, 2021, the second follow-up survey will take place in June, where we will publish the results in spring 2022.

Approximately 1,400 students of TU Kaiserslautern participated in both surveys, 2015 & 2018, which corresponds to about 10% of the students. Through these surveys of the health status of the students of the TUK, a detailed alignment of the concept and the measures on a valid data basis to the specific needs of the students has become possible. The results from 2018 are compared with those from 2015 and also put into relation with a nationwide comparative sample.

The results of both surveys are presented in the form of a report as well as graphically in the form of posters.

For queries, requests, suggestions or criticism, please contact:

Dr. Max Sprenger
Stellv. Leiter ZE AHS
Bereichsleiter Unisportplus und CampusPlus
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Allgemeiner Hochschulsport (ZE AHS)

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