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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. 

eM Life

NEW! eM Life will be available to full-time benefit eligible employees as part of their benefits package.

Practicing mindfulness is scientifically proven to help relieve stress, boost your mood, improve sleep, and so much more. Sign up for eM Life and you’ll have access to live and on-demand mindfulness programs to fit your needs.

eM Life is a live and on-demand mindfulness solution to help you build skills to manage stress and anxiety, improve focus, and enhance your overall wellbeing.

Upcoming Events


Join your coworkers on a virtual walking trip to Florida’s Gold Coast! We will begin our 4-week journey in Jupiter and make our way to Miami! We do not expect you to complete the route – just use it as scenery throughout your journey! click here! 

  • May 15th: The Power of Habits
  • May 29th: Creating your Exercise Routine
  • June 12th: Hydrating for Health

Six Pillars

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. 



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.

Villanova employees enrolled in a Villanova sponsored medical plan are offered six free nutrition counseling sessions per plan year with any dietitian approved as an IBX provider. Schedule an appointment with Villanova's employee wellness dietitian.

TIAA Webinars

Learn how you you can take action for a more secure future. Reserve your spot now for the May webinars. To register 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.

Starting a mindfulness practice is a simple and effective way to manage stress, improve focus, strengthen relationships, and feel better both mentally and physically. Sign up for eM Life and you’ll have access to live and on-demand mindfulness programs that are proven to help elevate your effectiveness and overall well-being both in the workplace and at home. 


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 (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.

Mission and Ministry

Villanova's Augustinian Catholic heritage serves as a guidepost for creating the welcoming environment here where everyone can feel apart of the community. Mission & Ministry offers ways to worship, no matter your faith, and service opportunities.