This masters thesis covers the competence-orientated design, performance and evaluation of a teaching unit, concerning the social psychological theory of the regulatory focus for the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies studyprogram. During the lesson especially the aspect of the regulatory fit, a situation, in which the inner regulatory orientation and information carried in from outside, matches and fits together, was taught. This thesis assumes, that the knowledge about - and the creation of - a fit-situation leads to an increasing health literacy and empowerment-(self-)competence for the future nursing staff. Therefore students can better fulfill their professional routines of health promotion. The evaluation revealed, that the students positively acknowledged a prospective integration of the theory in health promotion lessons, especially in counseling situations. They reported an increasing empowerment-competence in communication with patients. Deficits resulted due to a lack of teaching experience by the author and missing focus-adaequate teaching materials. An effective competence evaluation can only be achieved by the expansion of teaching units and accompanying tasks.