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Villanova offers a wellness program through our vendor Aduro. It includes onsite Health Screenings, access to HealthCoaches and a website with support tools and resources. These screenings, in conjunction with the Personal Health Assessment, provide you with a more complete view of your health, and the Health Coaches can help you achieve any health improvement goal you set.

After you complete the onsite Health Screening, your results can help you take action to improve your health – both now and in the future. Visit the NOVAfit! Portal to see all that our wellness plan has to offer!

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! portal is now mobile!

Please view the NOVAfit! mobile flyer for instructions on how to access the wellness portal from your mobile phone.

Wellness Fair Scheduled for April 22 - POSTPONED

The Villanova University Wellness Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd in the Villanova Room at the Connelly Center from 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

Please join your colleagues to learn about all of the benefit programs that the University offers. Many of the benefit plan vendors will be available at this time. 


Walk @ Lunch May 6 - POSTPONED

On Wednesday, May 6, Villanova once again will sponsor a Walk@Lunch Day to encourage physical activity as part of the daily routine.

There are two walks scheduled—at noon and 1 p.m.—that will leave from the Oreo and follow the walking trail through campus.


For those of you who participated in the Personal Health Assessment and Health Screening campaign, attendance at these events will qualify you for NOVAfit! incentive points (300pts for Wellness Fair attendance and 200pts for Walk@Lunch attendance). Please be sure to bring your Wildcard to confirm your attendance and receive your points. Further details can be found on the NOVAfit! section of the Human Resources website.

2020 Health Screening Campaign

Please be advised that the medical premium discount OR HSA contribution will only be applied if you are enrolled in medical coverage through Villanova University. You are still encouraged to complete the PHA and health screening even if you are not enrolled in a medical plan for the 2020-2021 year because it provides a valuable picture of your current health and quality of life as well as action-oriented tips to work towards optimal health and wellness. In addition, you could still participate to receive the VISA Gift Cards.

Spouses enrolled in University medical benefits also have the ability to earn a medical premium discount OR HSA contribution of $75 if he/she completes the PHA. Upon completion, eligible spouses can also obtain up to $200 in VISA Gift Cards by earning applicable NOVAfit! points. Please be advised that the PHA and incentives only applies to spouses who are currently enrolled in one of the University medical plans.

Total incentive amounts could be as high as:

Employee: $150 medical premium discount OR HSA contribution and $200 in VISA Gift Cards
Spouse: $75 medical premium discount OR HSA contribution and $200 in VISA Gift Cards
Employee and spouse: $225 medical premium discount OR HSA contribution and $400 in VISA Gift Cards

It is important to note that faculty and staff not enrolled in the University medical plans can still qualify for the VISA gift card program by completing the PHA and Health Screening campaign and then obtaining the applicable NOVAfit! points. Spouses must be enrolled in the University medical plans and complete the PHA to qualify.

Please be advised that the VISA Gift Cards will be considered taxable income and will be reported through payroll.

If you are unable to earn these incentive items because of a health reason, please complete the other available incentive items in order to earn your reward and feel free to contact HR with any questions and or concerns.

Campaign Period

You will have access to complete a personal health assessment (PHA) and schedule a health screening appointment. Faculty/staff and spouses must complete the applicable PHA and/or health screening by January 31, 2020, in order to qualify for the medical premium discount OR HSA contribution toward your 2020-2021 health benefits (medical plan enrolled faculty and staff only). NOVAfit! points program will run continuously throughout the year.

On-Campus Health Screenings

Screenings will be held on campus January 21-January 31, with the exception of January 30th, in Dougherty Hall, West Lounge. To register for a screening and to take the PHA, visit the NOVAfit! Portal

How do I complete the PHA and Health Screening?

For faculty and staff: It’s simple: complete the PHA and either register for a health screening appointment on campus via the NOVAfit! Portal or have your physician submit the physician affidavit form

For spouses: Spouses that are already registered can log into the NOVAfit! Portal. Spouses that do not have an account already will need to  self register by clicking here and selecting the Get Started link under New to NOVAfit! If both spouses are Villanova employees, the incentive will depend on how the medical benefits are elected. If both employees elect benefits separately, then each will need to complete the PHA and health screening. If the medical benefits are elected jointly, the employee carrying the coverage would need to complete the PHA and health screening, and the spouse would just complete the PHA. Please note: Spouses are not required to participate in the health screenings to be eligible for the $75 premium reduction.

Villanova Resources

Villanova hopes to forge a partnership with you for healthy living by providing you with the resources that you need. These resources include free fitness centers and classes, discounted personal training, intramural activities and access to nutritional information.

On-Campus Nova Care Rehabilitation

NovaCare Rehabilitation has partnered with Villanova University to provide on-campus physical therapy services to the entire campus community.  All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of this convenience. Rehabilitation services are provided in the athletic training suite, located in the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse. 

NovaCare Rehabilitation accepts most major health care plans including those offered to Villanova University employees.  To schedule an appointment or to answer your rehabilitation questions, contact the clinical team at (610) 688-7776 or

Corporate Membership with the Freedom Valley YMCA

Villanova University has partnered with the Freedom Valley YMCA to provide a corporate discount for faculty, staff and their families. Through this membership, individuals will have access to 19 Philadelphia Freedom YMCA locations. This special offer provides faculty, staff and their families a 10% discount off their monthly membership fee and waives any joiner fees. To take advantage of this program, you will need to contact one of the Freedom Valley locations and provide proof of employment with Villanova University. This discount applies to new members as well as existing members. Finally, depending on your household income, you may be eligible for an income based rate structure.

To find out futher details regarding this program and all that the YMCA has to offer, please view the below brochures:

Discounted Gym Memberships with GlobalFit

The GlobalFit Gym Network

Through GlobalFit, you and your family have below-retail access to gyms nationwide:

  • 24 Hour Fitness, Bally, Curves, and Anytime Fitness, plus 1000s more regional chains and local favorites
  • GlobalFit's Lowest-Price Guarantee – if any participating gym offers a lower price in writing, GlobalFit will beat that rate by 5%.*
  • Free Guest Passes to try most gyms before deciding

GlobalFit offers a range of membership options.

Get Started Today!

Contact GlobalFit online or at 800-294-1500 to find participating gyms near you. And be sure to ask about GlobalFit's money-saving special offers.

Unlimited Barre3 Sessions

Villanova has partnered with the barre3 studio in Rosemont to offer a $99/month membership for unlimited barre3 classes.

What is barre3? Barre3 is for everyone. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to exercise. Instead, we empower each individual to modify postures and develop body awareness for lasting results. Our signature approach to teaching gives clients a rewarding endorphin high and a deep muscle burn—without pain in areas of the body prone to injury.

The studio is located upstairs from Gillifty's and Mom's Organic Market in the Rosemont Square Shopping Center. Please call or email the studio for more information: 484-383-3302 or

Philadelphia Sports Clubs

Staff and employees are able to take advantage of a fitness partnership that allows access to all PSC locations!

New members have their joining fee waived, and each new member also recieves a complimentary 45 minute assessment. Group classes, towel service and discounts for your spouse/partner make this a deal you won't want to miss! Best of all, this partnership is month to month, so you can cancel at any time!

To enroll, contact Claudio Guzzo through email: or by phone: 917-877-1429.

Philly Dance Fitness

Villanova has partnered with Philly Dance Fitness to offer exclusive discounts to faculty and staff members.

  • 10 classes for only $90 - this is a 10% discount on our 10 class package 
  • 10% off a 6 or 12-month membership 
  • 15% off a drop-in class, valid on up to 3 drop-in classes

To enroll, contact Dana Pomerantz at

Philly Dance Fitness is an award-winning, independently owned company offering the greatest variety of adult dance fitness classes with four locations in the metro Philadelphia area. Find more information and classes schedules at

Resources available to Villanova faculty and staff include tobacco cessation classes either on-campus through the Office of Health Promotion or through the Health Advocate, the PA Quitline and medication through Express Scripts, our pharmacy benefit manager. 

Please review the University Tobacco Policy which states that tobacco use is permitted outside campus buildings provided the person is at least 25 feet from an entrance or exit, air intake duct or window. 

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes.

Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can take to quit smoking and provide the resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully. To learn about the available tools, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

"Quitting wasn't really that straightforward. I first quit in 1985 after being diagnosed with a medical condition. My doctor advised me to quit smoking as the condition may have been caused by the reaction of nicotine with medication. I did as he suggested. One year later I gave birth to my daughter, Jen. A few months after that I started smoking again. When Jen was about 1 1/2 (1988) she toddled over to the back screen door and watched me as I smoked a cigarette outside. She watched me with curiosity. That was when I quit again. I haven't smoked since then."

Luisa Cywinski, Falvery Library

Independence Blue Cross offers more than just your medical plan benefits. Members of the Villanova University group medical plans have access to many wellness resources and benefits through IBC as well. These include a fitness reimbursement, nutrition counseling, tobacco cessation programs and so much more.

Healthy Life: Next Exit

Make your next step a healthy step with the IBX Healthy Steps pedometer app.

  • Track the distance, length and speed of your workouts
  • Follow the path of favorite walks and runs
  • Track how many calories you burned
  • Share your workout status with friends using Facebook, Twitter or SMS messages

Download today through the iPhone app store or Android Marketplace.

Independence Blue Cross Healthy Steps Videos

Are you looking for some creative ways to workout in the Philadelphia area? Check out the short videos below.

IBX Healthy Steps – Katie Cavuto Boyle Healthy Recipes:

IBX Healthy Steps – Get Out, Get Fit with Kimberly Garrison: