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Health Behavior and Prevention (Required module)

Module SG160036

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2013/4

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2021/2SS 2014WS 2013/4

Basic Information

SG160036 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h  h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


- Theories for recording and maintaining health-related behavior;
- Intervention approaches to change behavior and lifestyles in different approaches and at different levels;
- Effectiveness research on behavioral (change) programs;
- Definitions and principles of healthy nutrition;
- Food and eating habits;
- Field of action of "diet" in the Prevention Guidelines;
- Health-promoting and preventive dietary recommendations;
- Diets and their health-related modes of action;
- Types of nutritional and enjoyment behavior;
- Definitions and principles of exercise, physical activity and sports from a (bio) medical point of view.
- Field of action of "movement" in the Prevention Guidelines.
- Behavioral prevention approaches and programs in different settings through diet, exercise.

Learning Outcome

After successfully completing the module, students will be able:
- to explain what task of behavioral prevention is performed in health promotion,
- to explain, on the basis of fundamental knowledge of motivated behavior, psychological theories and models of the development and promotion of health-related behavior and health-related lifestyle,
- to name the different levels, approaches and methods of behavioral interventions for prevention and health promotion and to discuss these in the light of theories and models,
- to name and represent the fields of action of primary prevention according to Prevention Guidelines of SHI,
- to describe and distinguish among exercise, physical activity and sports in their fundamental aspects and to describe their health-promoting effects,
- to understand the impact of nutrition and diets on health and to evaluate individual examples,
- to understand exercise and nutrition as factors in the context of health promotion and prevention.


Modules: Body structures and functions, introduction to health science and learning and behavior. Only on the basis of anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, the definitions of health science and the psychology of motivation can prevention characteristics of exercise, nutrition and relaxation be understood.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 1 Einführung in die Gesundheitspsychologie Biller, A. Ebert, D. Kählke, F. Thu, 09:15–10:00, 01.2331.101
and singular or moved dates
VO 3 Ernährung, Bewegung und Gesundheit Köhler, K. Peters, C. Schulz, T. Mon, 12:15–13:45, 01.2331.101
Fri, 10:15–11:45, 01.2331.101
and singular or moved dates
UE 1 Gesundheitspsychologie Ebert, D. Kählke, F. eLearning

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of 2 lectures with blended learning components. The content of the module is conveyed through lectures and presentations. Students will be encouraged to study the literature and the substantive discussion of the topics.


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Leitzmann C, Müller C, Michel P, Brehme U, Triebel T, Hahn A, Laube H: Ernährung in Prävention und Therapie: Ein Lehrbuch. Hippokrates (2009)

Vogt L, Töpper A: Sport in der Prävention: Handbuch für Übungsleiter, Sportlehrer, Phy-siotherapeuten und Trainer In Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Olympischen Sportbund. Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag (2011)

Tomasits J, Haber P: Leistungsphysiologie: Grundlagen für Trainer, Physiotherapeuten und Masseure. Springer

Knoll, N., Scholz, U. & Rieckmann, N. (2011). Einführung in die Gesundheitspsychologie. München: Reinhardt

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The written examination is held in a classroom. In this, it will be demonstrated that questions about behavioral prevention, exercise and healthy eating can be answered in a limited time and without aids. The answers require choosing from among given multiple choice options.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

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