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Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Pioneering and Vibrant

Health & Wellbeing at DIT.

THD Vital

THD Vital statements

"THD Vital" is the name of the programme where everything revolves around the topic of health at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. Our current campaign "Eat smarter" runs together with other various vitality offers at DIT. Our university also offers special university sports and other opportunities to practice their own sports for students and staff.
You can also find out more about health in our working environment and events on the topic of health at our university.

DIT operates a systematic health management system: it creates living conditions for its staff, lecturers and students in which they can take responsibility for developing and implementing a lifestyle that prevents illness and promotes health. In doing so, DIT is guided by the idea of the best possible practice of health promotion and prevention at universities.

Health promotion and prevention are fundamental management and leadership principles at DIT. The structures and processes at DIT are proactively designed in such a way that staff, teacher and students are not only protected from illness during their activities at DIT, but their activities act as health-promoting factors for the quality of life.

Fundamental values of our health management


  • ​​​​Participation and empowerment


  • Personal responsibility


  • Social responsibility and networking


  • Consistency and sustainability


  • Continuous improvement

Our guiding idea

"Health" is the most important good for humans. Maintaining it or regaining it in the event of illness requires a certain level of health education and skills in self-observation, self-assessment and self-reflection.

The initivative "Healthy Deggendorf Institute of Technology" implements a comprehensive concept for health promotion an academic setting. This includes both students and employees. The aim of the initiative is to enable "Individual Health Management (IGM)". This includes imparting skills for assessing one's own state of health through information events in which quality-assured knowledge is imparted and through activities such as health days on the topics of nutrition, exercise and stress management. In the sense of health care research, the measures are evaluated and presented in the form of a health report of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.

To implement the "Healthy Deggendorf Institute of Technology" initiative, we work together with medical service providers in the region and with health insurance companies.

Mensa Vital - The Vital Line

What is "mensaVital" ?

This is a newly developed and registered menu line in the student’s union which was created in cooperation with nutritionists and cooks from a nutritional-physiological point of focus.

The student's union offers a vitality meal once or twice a week at the Mensa in Deggendorf.

Special features:

  • Fresh and natural ingredients
  • Vitamin-preserving and low-fat preparation methods
  • Nutritionally balanced meal combinations
  • No deep-fried or breaded items
  • No ready meals or pre-packaged foods
  • Fresh herbs
  • Regional products whenever possible

The Student’s Union serves a mensaVital meal in the cafeteria on the Deggendorf campus once or twice a week.

Good to know: 

The nutritional value for a portion of each "mensaVital" dish is accurately calculated. One portion provides the exact energy requirements of an adult lunch with a sedentary occupation. Based on these requirements, each “mensaVital” meal contains a maximum of 750 cal.

mensa menues:


As health care supporters, we promote active lifestyles and offer staff and students the possibility to enjoy many activities!


University sports

Take a look at our sport clubs to see all our fun activities available to all staff and students.


Moving break

Once a week, the "Bewegte Pause" (moving break) offers DIT staff the opportunity to interrupt their daily work routine for 20 minutes and take a short break to catch their breath and relax. The moving breaks - a health-oriented short programme of mobilisation, movement and relaxation - are announced in advance via e-mail. If you are unable to participate in real time, we offer a platform from past moving breaks here. They are aimes at everyone who is looking for an active balance to their daily work routine (e.g. office and desk work, physically demanding activities).


company sport

Our university is not only a place of teaching and research, it is also a working and living space for all university members. For this reason, special importance is attached to occupational health management. A not signifant part of this is sport.

In addition to general university sports, in which all enrolled students and employees of our university can participate, company sports are offered within the framework of company health management as a balance to professional activities and as an instrument of health promotion.

This takes place exclusively in free time and has no performance aspect. The focus of company sports is not on top sporting performance, but on sporting and social interaction.

Furthermore, the moving break offers a health-oriented short programme of mobilisation, movement and relaxation. It is aimed at all those who are looking for an active balance to their everyday working life (e.g. office and desk work, physically demanding activities).

Once a week, the moving break offers the opportunity to interrupt the daily work routine for 20 minutes and treat yourself to a short breather and relaxation break. Under the guidance of an exercise instructor, relaxation and back exercises are performed for about 15 minutes. The moving breaks are announce in advance via e-mail.

DIT also participates in the German Sports Badge every year.

mental health

Information on psychosocial counselling at DIT can be found here: Psychosocial Counselling

You can get help with general or organisational difficulties during your studies from the Student & Academic Counselling.

General support services and help in emergency situations can be found here:





THD Vital: Carolin Stadler

University sport: Carolin Stadler

Healthy in the work environmentCarolin Stadler, Bernd Neumeier

Occupational Health and Safety Specialist: Bernd Neumeier, Christin Brunken

Deputy Women's Representative: Prof. Dr. Stephanie Hecht

Deputy Representative for Students with Disabilities: Dr. Diana Benzinger

Social CounsellingMaria Pohl

Psychosocial Counselling: Ilona Ditze (Deggendorf) und Claudia Nikitsin (Pfarrkirchen)

Student Counselling Service (StuCoS) at ECRI: Claudia Nikitsin

Initiator: Prof. Dr. biol. hum. Horst Kunhardt


Company doctor:

Dr. Elisabeth Heidenkummer
Gesundheitszentrum Deggendorf - Medicine
Phone: +49 991 379970 0

E-mail: elisabeth.heidenkummer@bad-gmbh.de