Building of Coburg University

Department of Social Work and Health


The Department of Social Work and Health brings together expertise from very different disciplines. These include the classic social sciences such as social pedagogy, psychology, pedagogy, sociology and empirical social research. Another area of focus is the health sciences, medicine, health psychology and nutrition. But law, business administration and ergonomics are represented as well. In addition, international social work and human rights play important roles.

Programs in German

Bachelor's Programs

Master's Programs


The Department of Social Work and Health is on the main campus at Friedrich-Streib Street. Lecture halls, seminar rooms, laboratories and offices are here.

Department Management

T. +49 (0)9561 317-182/563
Room 10-131

Academic Staff

  • Prof. Dr. Christiane Alberternst
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Aue
  • Prof. Dr. Michaela Axt-Gadermann
  • Pascal Bächer
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Bohrhardt
  • Prof. Dr. Eckardt Buchholz-Schuster
  • Prof. Dr. Harry Conrads
  • Torsten Dohnalek, M.A.
  • Kerstin Eichhorn-Wehnert, Dipl.-Sozialpäd. (FH)
  • Isabella Ettlich, Dipl.-Sozialpäd. (FH)
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Gröne
  • Prof. Dr. Veronika Hammer
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Hassel
  • Prof. Dr. Nicole Hegel
  • Prof. Dr. Pamela Heise
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Herbe
  • Prof. Dr. Susann Hößelbarth
  • Gerald Jose, Dipl.-Psych. et Theol.
  • Prof. Dr. Niko Kohls
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Kraft
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Kröger
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Lichtlein
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Lohrenscheit
  • Prof. Dr. Karin Meißner
  • Michaela Musenja, Dipl.-Sozialpäd. (FH)
  • Prof. Dr. Eberhard Nöfer
  • Ralf Probst, Dipl. M/ML
  • Dominik Oesterreicher, Dipl.-Sozialpäd. (FH)
  • Dr. Gunda Rohbeck
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Rutz
  • Matthias Scheibe, M.A. (Sozial- und Erziehungswissenschaft)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Schmelz
  • Mathias Stübinger, Dipl.-Sozialpäd. (FH)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Tabatt-Hirschfeldt
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Vogt
  • Beate Weigle, Dipl.-Sozialpäd. (FH)
  • Martina Wiedermann, Dipl.-Sozialpäd. (FH), Dipl.-Päd.