B a c k g r ou nd . The article draws the attention of scientific and pedagogical staff of a higher education institution to the problem of their awareness of the need to lead a healthy lifestyle and its promotion among higher education students. The importance of taking into account in this process the constant changes in the system of training specialists, rapid informatisation, and technologicalisation of society is emphasised, and it is proved that the basis of such activities is a certain system of interaction between teachers and students. The authors of studies on the problem of students' health protection and the directions of their developments are named. Teachers are directed to the formation of life values in young people, which result in the ability to "manage" their health, to remember the components of personal health: physical, mental, spiritual and social health. It is proved that health-saving technologies contain in their content the concepts of "health protection", "health promotion", "health preservation". Purpose and objectives. The tasks and main positions of the content of health-preserving pedagogy are revealed. To substantiate the need to study the problem of social health of student youth. Re su lt s . The need to study the problem of students' social health is noted. It is emphasised that health-saving educational technologies are based on groups of methods: specific and general pedagogical, and in the structure of the methods themselves, certain techniques are distinguished as their components and individual stages of implementation. It is specified that the basis of the health-saving educational process is the competence approach as a systemic factor in the development of students' personal qualities. Attention is paid to ensuring the necessary sanitary and hygienic conditions of the internal environment of a higher education institution, in particular: greening of premises, control over artificial lighting and cleanliness of classrooms, quality of student nutrition. It is pointed out that the priority form of preserving and improving students' health is physical education and recreation. The importance of the psychological service of a higher education institution is proved, the main tasks of which are: preservation of students' mental health, psychological diagnosis and counselling, selection and application of correction methods, organisation of self-education, educational and preventive activities. It is emphasised that the mental and spiritual world of students and teachers, their desire to improve themselves also depends on how the management of a higher education institution is organised. C onc lu si on s . Prospects for further scientific research in solving this problem are determined.

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