The course of studies consists of 6 central units:
- Health Science Research
- Research Methods
- Applied Research
- Complementary Subjects
- Free Electives
- Master´s Thesis
Every unit offers tuition in specialist and methodological skills from different health sectors for access to prevention and health promotion by the combination of different disciplines in a holistic approach. Every unit combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications for different target groups.
The first unit runs over two semesters and fosters a concept of health promotion that exceeds disease prevention by strengthening personal resources, as well as behavioral and environmental factors. Additionally, students can customize their studies in order to focus on a specialist area: "Physical Activity", "Nutrition" or "Psychology". These electives provide the students with methodological knowledge in natural science and sociological prevention research, and leads to practical applications in a scientific context in the following semester.
The second unit focuses on research methods. "Study Design; Ethics" provides a closer look at research and ethical guidelines from different scientific experts. The students may choose to enroll in "Advanced Statistics", "Qualitative Research Methods" or "Scientific Data Processing".
The third unit offers different electives. Besides transfer of knowledge and methodological testing, the students are given guidance in going through all the steps of their research projects in project teams. Two of the following fields of research may be chosen:
- Cardiovascular/metabolic Health and Disorders
- Diversity and Health
- Mental Health and Disorder
- Neurological Health and Disorders
- Orthopedic Health and Disorders
The fourth unit offers customized studies in "Complementary Subjects". These subjects prepare students for different professional settings. This unit allows specialization in one professional context or the option of interdisciplinary courses.
The fifth unit further enables individualized development. Students have the option of enrolling in additional modules, courses in other subjects, or including extracurricular qualifications. It is also possible to enroll in a third elective from the module "Applied Research".
The course of studies concludes after the 4th semester with the master's thesis. The master's thesis carries 30 credits, and should be started after all modules from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters have been successfully passed. Maximum processing time is 6 months.