Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Pioneering & Vibrant

IGM® - Health coach.

Centre for Academic Further Education

This certificate is only offered in German!

Vitality, performance and satisfaction into old age - that is what most people want. However, due to high work demands and stress at work, chronic illnesses are on the increase. Stress and overload are often the order of the day. The psychological, social, but also financial consequences will be difficult to control in the future, not least due to demographic developments.

To be in harmony with oneself, to learn and practice a healthy lifestyle as well as to recognize which factors individually represent an excessive demand - the "IGM®-Health Coach" supports and accompanies you in this process.

Project IGM®-Campus

The IGM®-Campus project is an innovative, scientifically based, computer-supported prevention program. It is a university-accompanied user community of different actors such as health resorts, practices and clinics, which implement a comprehensive lifestyle program called Individual Health Management (IGM®) in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention and patient training.

Fact Sheet

  • Development of further training: The university certificate "IGM®-GesundheitsCoach" includes 15 ECTS points, which can be credited to a later corresponding study. The further training takes place occupation-accompanying and is divided into three modules:
  • Module I: Basics of IGM®-HealthCoaching
  • Module II: Theory and Practice of IGM®-HealthCoaching
  • Module III: Company and municipal health management
  • Time concept: 18 months of in-service training = 24 days in total; 18 days of lectures and seminars at the TH Deggendorf, the Health Campus in Bad Kötzting and the IGM Campus Munich; 6 days online as "home-exercise"; next course start: 28.01.2020
  • Lecture location: TH Deggendorf, Gesundheitscampus Bad Kötzting, partner in the IGM® network, IGM Campus Munich
  • Course language: German
  • Costs (including study scripts): 3000€ course fee + 300€ administration fee
  • Information material: We will of course send you information material free of charge. Please fill out the linked form. Valerie Lenssens is also available for a personal consultation at any time.


Modul 1 Grundlagen des IGM-Gesundheitscoach 3 ECTS, 45 UE Präsenz, 45 UE Selbststudium
Modul 2 Theorie und Praxis des IGM-Gesundheitscoach 9 ECTS, 150 UE Präsenz, 120 UE Selbststudium
Modul 3 IGM Betriebliches und kommunales Gesundheitsmanagement 3 ECTS, 45 UE Präsenz, 45 UE Selbststudium
Gesamt   15 ECTS, 450 UE Workload


Target Group

The extra-occupational further education to the university certificate "IGM®-Health Coach" requires a completed vocational training or a university degree. In both cases a deepened professional experience in the field of medical and health promoting service professions is required. If you do not have a medical background, our university certificate Systemic Process Consultant in Corporate Health Management may be suitable.

The course is aimed at people from this profession who are interested in

  •     Training as an expert with a generalist claim in the field of health
  •     The acquisition of skills in the areas of nutrition, exercise, relaxation and remedies and natural remedies
  •     Working for a successful self-management of the patient
  •     Independent practice of the profession - without the exclusive delegation principle by the doctor
  •     Intensive cooperation in core teams in the IGM® network

Participation is also possible without university entrance qualification.

Your Advantages

  • The university certificate "IGM®-GesundheitsCoach" is scientifically based and internationally recognized
  • Academic expertise for health professionals: for graduates and non-academics
  • The developer of the IGM® Prof. Dr. Dieter Melchart as certificate manager and lecturer
  • The allocation of further training points according to the specifications of the respective professional associations
  • Competent lecturers from science and practice
  • Connection to the IGM®-Campus network
  • Individual work also in study groups and role play


  •     Next course start: 28 January 2020
  •     Course over: June 2021
  •     Please fill out the registration form and return it to us together with the required enclosures.

If you have any questions regarding the part-time university certificate program, please contact Valerie Lenssens.