NOVAfit! is Villanova University's health and wellness initiative that all faculty and staff are welcome to join.
Our program includes personal health assessments, access to health coaches and a website with support tools and resources. While participation is completely voluntary and your privacy is protected, we strongly encourage everyone to participate and take advantage of the benefits the program has to offer. Together, we can work towards making Villanova a healthier community.
NOVAfit! programming pulls together resources from across the University so that our employees and their families can live their lives to the fullest. Guided by the "Six Pillars of Health and Wellness" the NOVAfit! program provides the support for you to develop your physical, nutritional, financial, emotional, social, and spiritual health.
EMPLOYEE WALKING GROUP
Join us for a 15-20 minute walk around campus with your fellow colleagues! We meet on at noon next to the OREO. Days of the walks are announced each week via Campus Currents.
Wellbeats is the University's wellness portal. Through Wellbeats, you have access to:
- 1,000+ high-quality workouts including yoga, HIIT, strength training, walking and running, barre, Pilates, and cycling
- 30+ health and wellness programs to help you reach your goals
- Nutrition education and healthy recipes
- Mindfulness and meditations
- Stretching and recovery
- 1-5 minute office breaks
- And much more!
Classes are available 24/7 and are for all ages, levels, abilities and interests.
Sometimes, you just need a quick answer to a health-related question that doesn’t require immediate medical treatment or a physician visit. Health Coaches are registered nurses who are available 24/7 to answer your health-related questions and address your concerns.
To reach a Health Coach, call 1-800-ASK-BLUE (1-800-275-2583). This resource is free to IBC members.
Learn how you you can take action for a more secure future. Reserve your spot now for the October webinars. To regester for the webinar, click the live link embedded under the date of the event. These webinars are free to you as a part of your retirement plan benefits.
As an employee at Villanova, you and your dependents have the benefit of Tuition Remission at Villanova and Tuition Exchange with partner institutions.
All full-time and part-time employees can plan for their future with Villanova's generous retirement planning administered by TIAA-CREF.
eM Life (COMING SOON!)
Villanova offers employees access to eM Life—a live and on-demand mindfulness solution to help you build skills to manage stress and anxiety, improve focus, and enhance your overall wellbeing.
Each year, Villanova hosts a Staff Christmas Lunch in December and a Staff Appreciation Week in May which includes a staff picnic.
EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS
Employee Resource Groups (ERG), sometimes referred to as affinity groups, are used to provide support and engagement to University employees. These groups may focus on specific interests or identities and offer a variety of experiences, but they are not closed groups, and they welcome supporters and allies. ERGs function as a structure within ODEI and work in coordination with Human Resources.