OFFICE OF HEALTH PROMOTION
The Division of Student Life strives to foster a diverse, inclusive, and just environment where each student explores meaning and purpose, experiences belonging and support, and embraces personal responsibility. We value each person and insist on providing a holistic experience where students can thrive and community can flourish in the spirit of St. Augustine and our Catholic heritage.
The Office of Health Promotion facilitates programming, resources and services that support personal and community well-being; promotes a campus environment that supports students’ ability to thrive, matter and succeed; and empowers students to create positive and healthy change in their own lives and in the community. We recognize that students are not all the same and seek to amplify student voices to ensure that we address the ever-changing needs for student well-being.
The Office of Health Promotion is a resource and referral hub for information on topics stretching the six dimensions of health and well-being: Social, Physical, Intellectual, Cultural, Emotional, and Spiritual.
Health Promotion staff members consult with students on the latest information on college health and well-being, and develop programs and educational opportunities for students. POWER members are trained to provide peer-to-peer programs on alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence, sexual health, nutrition, and fitness.
The Office of Health Promotion works closely with the University Counseling Center and Student Health Center to ensure students are aware of the resources and services available to them as members of the Villanova community.
Calendar of Events
Health Promotion supports a wide variety of events and activities on campus. Find out what's coming up next!
Programs and Initiatives
Explore Health Promotion's programming and initiatives to see how you might want to get engaged on campus.
Health Promotion offers one-on-one consultations on a variety of topics, including alcohol use screening, nutrition, sleep and stress.
Offerings include AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU), Mental Health and Well-Being, and Prescription Drugs courses.
Work With Us
Join the Health Promotion team by applying for POWER as an administrative assistant, intern, or a community advocate. Gain valuable experience and help our community!
Meet Our Staff
The Health Promotion Staff is passionate about the health and well-being of the Villanova community. Find out more about us and what we do!
EXPLORE OUR RESOURCES
Take advantage of the THRIVE 365 portal
as a way to engage with the Office of Health Promotion.
Through THRIVE 365, you can engage with a page that adapts and customizes to your personal and academic goals and interests...365 days a year! By engaging in programs, events and initiatives that focus on the whole person on topics ranging from fitness and sleep to stress management and nutrition, students can enter monthly and semesterly raffles for prizes and swag!
Improve Your Social Connection and Mental Health with Nod!
Nod is like a workout app for your social life! Over the past few years forming and maintaining social connections has become more challenging than ever, and loneliness is on the rise. Loneliness increases risk for anxiety and depression, poor sleep quality, substance use, illness, self-harm, and suicidality. The Nod app buffers the most vulnerable students from loneliness and depression and is completely confidential.
Rooted in evidence-based practices including positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindful self-compassion, Nod is science-backed and offers ideas for branching out and staying connected, tips for virtual and in-real-life connections, and help to normalize the challenges of maintaining a healthy social life in college.
Download Nod by searching “Nod” in the App store or on Google Play. Once you have downloaded the app search for “Villanova University” and login.