Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Pioneering and Vibrant

DIT Vital.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

DIT Vital guidlines

It’s all about healthy living. We inform our university community about the current information campaign “eating smarter” as well as diverse “Vital” programmes and activities. DIT hosts university sports clubs for all staff and students as well as offering other opportunities to practice different types of sports. Furthermore, DIT Vital holds many events throughout the year on the topic of healthy living.
 
We operate a fundemental and systematic health management programme by conforming to the guidlines of "Health Promotion and Prevention in Universities," therefore creating an environment in which  staff and students can take responsibility for their own health, develop and practice a healthy lifestyle and avoid illness. Structures and processes in our university are proactively designed so that all members of our university community are not only protected, as far as possible, against illness, but also that their role at the university acts as a health promoting factor for their general lifestyle.

Fundamental values of health management

  • Participation
  • Personal responsibility
  • Social responsibility and networking
  • Consistency
  • Continual improvement

The guiding idea

Our health is our most important asset. The initiative "Healthy Hochschule Deggendorf" wird ein umfassendes Konzept zur Gesundheitsförderung im Setting einer Hochschule umgesetzt. Dies umfasst sowohl die Studierenden, als auch die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der Hochschule Deggendorf. Ziel der Initiative ist Befähigung zum "Individuellen Gesundheits-Management (IGM)". Dazu gehört die Vermittlung von Kompetenzen zur Einschätzung des eigenen Gesundheitszustandes durch Informationsveranstaltungen, in denen qualitätsgesichertes Wissen vermittelt wird und durch Aktionen, wie z.B. Gesundheitstage zu den Themen "Ernährung", "Bewegung" und "Stressbewältigung". Im Sinne einer Versorgungsforschung werden die Maßnahmen evaluiert und in Form eines Gesundheitsberichts der Technischen Hochschule Deggendorf dargestellt.

Zur Umsetzung der Initiative "Gesunde Hochschule Deggendorf" arbeiten wir mit medizinischen Leistungsanbietern der Region, mit Krankenversicherungen und mit dem Kompetenzzentrum für Komplementärmedizin und Naturheilkunde (KoKoNat) im Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München zusammen.

Mensa Vital

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.

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.

Exercise

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.

 

Sports during the working day

 

Our university is not only a place of study and research, but also a work and living environment for the whole university community.

In addition to university sports clubsNeben dem Allgemeinen Hochschulsport, an dem alle immatrikulierten Studierenden sowie hauptberuflichen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter unserer Hochschule teilnehmen können, wird im Rahmen des betrieblichen Gesundheitsmanagements als Ausgleich zur beruflichen Tätigkeit und als Instrument der Gesundheitsförderung Betriebssport angeboten.

Dieser findet ausschließlich in der Freizeit statt und entbehrt jeglichen Leistungsaspekt. Nicht die sportliche Höchstleistung, sondern das sportliche und gesellschaftliche Miteinander stehen beim betrieblichen Ausgleichssport im Vordergrund.

Bewegte Pause“ is a healthy short break to give everyone at work on campus the opportunity to come together for  20 mins of activity and relaxation including excercises for the backbone under the instruction of a group leader. This break is sent daily as a group email.

In addition to this, each year the university parcicipates in the German Sports Certificate, a non-competitive certificate to promote sport for all ages. This is called the Deutschen Sportabzeichen.