I studied to become a preventologist, passed the exam, became a member of the Berufsverband der Präventologen e.V. (Professional Association of Preventologists) and can now use the designation:

Qualified and certified preventologist

When I took a closer look at the course content, I was amazed at how many of the training components I already knew from my own research. What amazed me most was that my conversations with those affected and their relatives were already prevention work in secondary and tertiary prevention.

My studies have inspired me to deal with new content that will flow into my second book. The contacts with like-minded people have enriched me, because I would probably never have met these people otherwise. I got to know and appreciate Dr. Ellis Huber and Dorothée Remmler-Bellen, the two CEOs. It was pleasant to experience a way of training that was new to me.

What is a preventologist?

A preventologist is a health profession that focuses on promoting the health of individuals and the population as a whole. Preventologists are professional experts in prevention and health promotion who are particularly competent and effective in promoting the health of individuals and their social communities. They are committed to the principles of the WHO Charter for Health Promotion (Ottawa 1986).

Health promotion aims to enable all people to have a greater degree of self-determination over their health and thus empower them to strengthen their health. In order to achieve comprehensive physical, mental and social well-being, it is necessary for both individuals and groups to be able to satisfy their needs, realize and realize their wishes and aspirations and master or change their environment. In this sense, health should be seen as an essential part of everyday life and not as a primary goal in life.”

The word prevention is understood as health care. There are three types of prevention:

  • Primary prevention: this serves to prevent illness before it develops
  • Secondary prevention: it serves to prevent a relapse of an already ill person
  • Tertiary prevention: it serves to maintain the quality of life of a chronically ill person.

The Berufsverband der Präventologen e.V. (Professional Association of Preventologists ) offers a course of study in which qualified people from different professions or fields of activity can train to become health experts.