Monarchs Pursue Total Wellness
Total wellness is all about helping you pursue optimal health in every aspect so you can thrive during your reign here at ODU. The Health Promotion Office offers educational tips and resources, events, and services to support your overall wellbeing and help you balance a full life! Fitness & Wellness maintains a Massage Therapy program that can also benefit your total wellness.
Help & Services for students struggling with Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
Safe Sex Education & Events | Free Sexual Health Products | STD/STI Testing Info
Resources, education, and events to help students manage stress and support healthy rest habits
Resources and events to help improve students' overall mental and emotional health
Wellness is a holistic active lifestyle that challenges the individual to function at his/her optimal potential by achieving balance in all areas of the Wellness Wheel.
Requires one to suspend judgement of others and strive to recognize, understand, accept and affirm differences among people.
Includes trust, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self- confidence, self-control and the ability to bounce back from setbacks and failures. A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which one is able to use their cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society and meet ordinary demands of everyday life.
Includes the ability to promote measurers that improve the standard of living and quality of health in our environment.
Requires maintaining a balanced budget for expenses, managing money effectively, making wise financial decisions and practicing money-saving techniques.
Includes the use of and continual striving for information and intellectual growth.
Includes one's attitude abut one's work and recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one's life through work.
State of optimal well-being, consisting of being free from disease or abnormality, preventing injury and healing bodily damage. Dependent on eating well, engaging in physical activity and avoiding harmful habits.
A set of guiding beliefs, principles or values that give meaning and purpose to your life, especially during difficult times; involves the capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, altruism and fulfillment.
Includes learning good communication skills, developing the capacity for intimacy, contributing to your community, accepting other different from yourself and cultivating a support network of caring friends and/or family members.
Health & Wellness Events
12/01/2022 - 12/09/2022
Let off some steam before final exams with a week of free activities to help you de-stress! In addition to the events you see on the... (More)
12/02/2022 7:00 PM - 12/02/2022 11:00 PM
Make your own herbal tea and more! Hosted by ODU SAC and featured as part of Recreation & Wellness' De-Stress Week. (More)
There are many ways to engage with Health Promotion at ODU.
To volunteer to help with Health Promotion programs, email the Health Promotion Office.
Co-Sponsor an Event
Do you need condoms for an upcoming educational or awareness event? Please complete the Co-Sponsorship Request form.
Monarch Wellness Ambassadors
Monarch Wellness Ambassadors (MWAs) are ODU students who help to create a culture of wellness at ODU and act as a liaison between the Health Promotion Office, as well as other major offices, and the campus community. MWAs are crucial to providing feedback, thoughts and ideas to enhance the current and future wellness programs at ODU.
Host an Event
Health Promotion provides virtual and in-person educational events for residence halls, student organizations and academic classes. Need a custom event? Let us know and we will collaborate with you to create the program that meets your needs.
Stop by the Health Promotion Office located in Webb Center for a session in our electronic massage chair! Students can use it for free! It is sanitized between each use.