Until now, only few studies related to subjective health complaints among students of health care professions do exist. Therefore the study investigated these self-reported subjective health complaints. All 433 students of a regional college for health care professionals were asked to complete a standardized and anonymous questionnaire. Altogether 301 nursing students and 131 students of the other health care professions participated. Common cold (94.4% of nursing students vs. 93.0% students of other health care professions), Headache/migraine (82.9% vs. 74.0%), back pain (68.7% vs. 67.7%), bronchitis/cough (64.1% vs. 53.9%), and shoulder and neck pain (62.6% vs. 68.0%) were most frequently reported. While suffering from common cold 36.9% vs. 39.2% reported visits at a doctor. Most often, intake of „birth control pill” has been mentioned (67.4% vs. 54.2%). Less frequent, intake of analgesics (14.3% vs. 12.2%), and common cold/ flu remedies (11.0% vs. 7.6%) was stated. 74.3% vs. 71.3% took the medication exactly as prescribed. The results point to the problem of back and neck pain already in students of health care professions. Therefore, education of these future health professionals still requires issues to prevent these painful problems.