The Office of Health Promotion is committed to providing a premiere RESOURCE and REFERRAL hub for information on topics stretching the six dimensions of health and well-being – Social, Physical, Intellectual, Cultural, Emotional, and Spiritual. Professional staff members are qualified to consult with students on the latest information on college health and well-being and develop programs and educational opportunities for students, while peer educators 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 is NOT a treatment center. However, students who request more information and/or consultation about a psychological or medical concern are referred to the University Counseling Center and Student Health Center, respectively.
The Office of Health Promotion works very closely with the University Counseling Center and Student Health Center to ensure students are aware of their resources and services available to them as members of the Villanova community.
Any student is welcome to make an appointment or stop by Health Promotion at any time during regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. When available, a professional staff member will direct students to the most appropriate resources on topic(s) of interest. In the event that a staff member is not available to assist a drop-in student, a student may schedule an appointment to meet with a member of the Health Promotion staff at 610-519-7407. Evening hours are available upon request.
All resources and services available at Health Promotion are FREE! We aim to provide the most up-to-date and user-friendly resources for the Villanova community, and we encourage you to share them with others.
Health Promotion sponsors a number of classes in a given semester. Classes typically offered in a given semester include, but are not limited to:
- SmokeFree group smoking cessation course
- Healthy Living Learning Community, for accepted first year students living in Caughlin Hall
- Building a Failure Resume [ASPD 2020-001], one-credit course on failure, resilience and grit
- A Life Well-Lived [ASPD 2018-001], one-credit course on core practices for happiness and well-being