Activities for students from the university sports

Adapted to the needs of students, we are constantly developing new activities in university sports as part of the BeTaBalance 2.0 project. In the context of student health promotion, these activities are available to all students free of charge.

Download our current program here.

HSP plus

Physical activity can increase and maintain health, reduce stress, and connect people. Our HSP plus offerings range from active break programs to stress management and special programs for first-year students.


Active break organization

Breaks in the daily study routine are important to maintain performance and well-being. If physical activity is integrated into the breaks, all the better! Depending on how much time you have, with our digital offers, the active break organization can be easily integrated into your daily study routine.

Balance Break: In the short clips you will be shown exercises that you can easily do directly at your desk.

Bewegungssnack digital: 5-7 minute digital movement break for relaxation and activation.

For all lecturers at the University of Tübingen, there is now an online media library (Nextcloud), which gives you exclusive access to our digital active breaks and allows you to integrate them even more flexibly and easily into courses. If you are interested, please send us an Mail and you will receive the corresponding access data afterwards. Since WS 21/22, a selection of videos is also available in English. 

Bewegungssnack on Tour: Mobile small sports equipment and outdoor games rental.

During the summer semester, the University Sports Department's cargo bike will once again be touring Tübingen twice a week at lunchtime (Tuesdays 12:30-14:30 Mensa Morgenstelle, Wednesdays 12:30-14:30 University Library). Students can borrow small sports and outdoor games for a deposit (student ID). Daily updated standings of the rental also will be announced on the social media channels.


Walking routes

Experience Tübingen in a very special and above all active way - with our routes on Actionbound.
Our tip: Why not integrate the routes into your lunch break?

You can find more information about the offer here.

Stress management

For many students, stress is an everyday companion. To prevent the psychological stresses of everyday study life from having a chronic effect on the psyche and body, it is important to counteract them preventively. Our stress management offers help with this.

Active against stress - individual consultation


Mental Health First Aid

In the MHFA First Aider course you will learn about different mental illnesses and their symptoms. You will learn how to recognize and help those affected. After successful participation in the seminar, you have the opportunity to qualify as a licensed MHFA first aider. You will be part of our network that meets once a year for a social event to collect and implement ideas together for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Our course for the winter semester is fully booked.

Physical activity for beginners

3ex-Program: exchange, explore, exercise! This course is aimed at all international students - especially at degree-seeking students and their local buddies. From the beginning of their stay in Tübingen, the participants should get to know the university sports and the movement compensation in the daily study routine in different ways in order to be sustainably strengthened for an active lifestyle - true to the motto: "exchange, explore, exercise". The course meets once a week and together they get to know a new course offered by the university sports department. In a fixed group, a protected framework for overcoming inhibitions together is guaranteed and at the same time the resource of social exchange and togetherness is strengthened.

beginnen-gewinnen: You want to become more active in sports, but don't know which sport is the right one for you? In our "beginnen-gewinnen" [begin-win] program, you will get to know a new course of university sports every week together with a buddy. Based on health surveys, we can work with you to find out which sport is right for you. 

(does not take place at the moment because of Covid-19). 


Everyday study life can be quite stressful and nerve-racking. Finding a balance in everyday life is often the key to success. In our German newsletter InBalance , we show you how to find your balance in your study routine through physical activity, nutrition, and relaxation. You can also find more tips on our Instagram-Channel.



Weo - Healthier with each other

Together with the Tübingen-based start-up Sagacity, the SGM BeTaBalance has created a university-specific version of the app Weo - Healthier with each other. With the start of SS 22, the app contains all digital exercise offers, such as the digital exercise snack or the Balance Breaks. This makes it easier and more flexible to integrate them into the daily study routine. In addition, you can expect a reminder function for physical activities and many other tips from health experts.

You can find more information about the app here.

pro Fahrrad [pro bike]

Everyday physical activity, such as cycling, increases health and well-being. For the majority of students in Tübingen, the bicycle is the most used means of transportation in everyday life. Our offers in the pro Fahrrad [pro bike] rubric therefore range from bike checks and bike repair workshops to challenges and offers around the cargo bike.


The RadCHECK event is an annual event where students and staff can have their bikes checked free of charge by experienced students and experts!
The next RadCHECK event will take place on april 25, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bike Repair Workshop

The bike repair workshops are aimed at all students who have had little or no involvement with their bike. The goal of the workshops is to expand your skills so that you can maintain your bike yourself and make minor repairs.
Next dates scheduled for March/April 2023.

BeTaBike - Cargo Bike of the University Sports Center

With our cargo bike you can transport equipment from A to B free of charge and flexibly. Please note: Before the first use, the completion of the introduction is necessary.

Introduction: Arrange appointment on Mondays or Thursdays with the HSP team for the introduction. 

Click here for the video. 


Terms of use 



Every semester you have the chance to prove your skills on the bike. No matter if you are a beginner or an athlete - together in a team everyone can do their part! You can find all the important info on how to participate on our  Instagram-Channel.

From 01.05. - 28.05.2023 this year's RadCHALLENGE will take place! According to the motto "Cycling is colorful", students and staff are cycling for all they're worth. Fun, exercise and climate protection are combined. Athletic performance is allowed, but not a prerequisite. For our university, the goal is to reach a minimum target of kilometers in teams of 5 over a period of 4 weeks in order to be in the lottery pot for great prizes at the end!

Certifcate Health Literacy (TCP)

As part of the transdiciplinary key qualification (Transdiciplinary Course Program = TCP) the Student Health Management (BeTaBalance 2.0) offers a certificate for the acquisition of health literacy.

Learn in theory and practice everything important about health and deal critically with social and global health issues.
Build your own health literacy, earn more additional licenses in relevant topic courses and score points with future employers! Further information is available here.

Offers for students from other institutions (intra-university)

Employees Health Management

Online lecture: When the head threatens to burst - better understanding, alleviating and preventing headaches and migraines

Wednesday, 19.10.2022 | 09.00 - 11.00 h | online via Zoom

More than a third of the population is plagued by headaches and migraines, and almost one in four suffers from them regularly. Sufferers are often completely thrown off course by the headache, and the WHO lists migraines among the ten most common reasons why sufferers have to live with restrictions for years. There are more than 200 types of headache and a multitude of triggers, which means that courses and forms of therapy differ. It is therefore important for sufferers to get to know their own headaches, to be able to classify them and to have appropriate strategies for therapy and prevention at hand.

In the lecture you will learn

  •     Classification of headaches and pathophysiological basics of the most common types of headaches.
  •     Differentiation of headache types and the significance for the course of the headache
  •     Common headache triggers
  •     Therapeutic procedure and preventive action possibilities

Info: Participation also possible for students.

Prof. (apl) Dr. med. Sigrid Schuh-Hofer
Head of the headache outpatient clinic at the UKT



Central Student Advisory Service

Counseling in case of difficulties in the course of studies

If you have problems with your studies, the student advisors at the Central Student Advisory Service are there to help you: Birgit Grunschel, Katja Grathwol, Hanna Rindfleisch. It is part of their self-image to understand problems and to work out possible solutions together with students. Depending on the concerns, it is also possible to arrange follow-up appointments within a certain framework.

Counseling topics include, for example:

  •     Motivation problems
  •     Learning problems, such as repeated "procrastination
  •     Development of learning and study strategies
  •     Time and work management
  •     Inhibitions in giving presentations
  •     Loss of the right to take exams and development of new perspectives
  •     Exam preparation
  •     Consideration of dropping out of studies
  •     Contact problems during studies

Counseling is, of course, voluntary, open-ended and confidential. Further information can be found here or on the website of the Central Student Advisory Service.

Studying with a disability or chronic illness

It is estimated that there are more than 3,000 students at the University of Tübingen whose ability to study is affected by illness and/or disability. In order to support students in coping well with their studies, the University of Tübingen offers a special counseling service that can be used at any stage of the studies, i.e. even before the start of the studies.

More Information can be find here.