editor’s note

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Total Wellness, the premier health and wellness publication of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Launched on February 5th, 2019, this website represents the organization’s official transition from a traditional print magazine to a digital media platform.

The goal of Total Wellness has long been to empower students at UCLA and beyond to take charge of their health by sharing clear, accurate, and objective health information. Through digital and social platforms, in particular, we strive to engage with our audiences by providing them immediate access to content that ultimately informs, educates, and inspires them to lead a healthier life.

Cheers to health!

Nicholas Carpo


our mission

Total Wellness is a division of the UCLA Student Wellness Commission (SWC), dedicated to spreading awareness of and sharing knowledge on issues of student health through a digital media platform and an annual print publication. By providing an understanding of health issues, elucidating health concepts, providing recommendations for physical, mental, and social well-being, and making visible and accessible various health resources, programs, and events occurring at UCLA, Total Wellness seeks to empower students with up-to-date and accurate knowledge on the appropriate management of their health.


 our history

Total Wellness is a continuing endeavor started by the Student Welfare Commission in the 90's and refounded in 2009. Total Wellness is currently a division of the Student Wellness Commission. The organization has come a long way since its humble roots as a quarterly newsletter and has since been committed to building a quality magazine publication replete with a highly trained and talented staff of writers and designers, internal review board, and medical review board of UCLA MDs, PhDs, RDs, and other UCLA health experts and professionals.