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Health and Well-Being

As a member of the Torero community, you’ll have direct access to support services designed specifically to help you reach your goals, maximize your educational experience and develop the knowledge, values and skills to enrich your life, now and in the future. We encourage you to learn more about the wide range of resources that will help you stay healthy, live well and flourish during your time here at USD.

Academic Success

Professional staff and peer advisors in the Center for Student Success are available to meet with any undergraduate student experiencing challenges at USD that impact academic performance and persistence.

To reach the Center for Student Success, call (619) 260-5995.

Click here to learn about Tutoring Centers at USD.

Alcohol and Other Drug Resources

The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion (CHWP) works to increase students' knowledge, facilitate their motivation to change unhealthy behaviors related to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, and to reduce the risk of personal and community harm secondary to AOD use.

Center for Health and Wellness Promotion

The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion (CHWP) serves the USD community through educational opportunities, outreach events, individual and group services, campus-wide programs, and research initiatives to enhance student wellness.

To reach the CHWP, call (619) 260-4618.

Choices that Matter

The choices you make while on campus can set you up not only for an excellent college career, but a lifetime of success. Other choices, however, can negatively impact both your standing at the university and your future.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center's core purpose is to enhance the emotional, relational, and psychological well-being of students.

The easiest way to secure services is by coming to the center (located in Serra Hall, Room 300) during walk-in hours, but initial appointments can also be arranged by telephone.

Walk-in hours:

  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Wednesday)

Disability Services

Through Disability Services, browse information that will help you secure academic accommodations for which you may be eligible based on the nature and impact of your disability. If you are not a student with a disability, this site contains links and material that, hopefully, will serve to enlighten you about disabilities. Professional disability specialists facilitate academic support services and accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.

To reach Disability Services, call (619) 260-4655.


Fitness is an important part in maintaining your wellness and is easy to do with Campus Recreation and access to the two fitness centers on campus, the Mission Fitness Center and McNamara Fitness Center. There are also several programs and services such as intramurals, sports clubs and recreation classes. If you have a hectic schedule there is a Fit & Active drop-in Fitness Program with classes offered at convenient times.

Maintaining Wellness

The University of San Diego (USD) Wellness Area provides a number of services to support students in their efforts to enhance and sustain their health and well-being. Establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while studying at USD is important for academic performance and enjoyment of life, as well as achieving other goals.

Managing Stress

Stress is a necessary and unavoidable part of life. We cannot and would not want to eliminate all sources of stress. We can, however, learn to cope more effectively with stressors by applying effective physical, behavioral and cognitive coping strategies.

Pregnant and Parenting Students

Pregnancy and Parenthood are likely two of the most powerful experiences you will face in your lifetime. It is important for the expectant mother and parenting student to feel supported, cared for and one with the university community.

Spiritual Support

University Ministry offers the opportunity for all students to seek spiritual guidance and/or to spend time reflecting with a wise companion on where God is moving in their lives. One-time sessions, to help manage a particularly stressful week, as well as regular meeting times (such as once or twice a month) are available.

To reach University Ministry, call (619) 260-4735.

Staying Healthy

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides high quality, accessible and convenient outpatient medical care for registered students.

Appointments can be scheduled between:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • 8:30 – 11a.m. and 1:30 – 6 p.m. (Wednesday)

To reach the Student Health Center, call (619) 260-4595 and press 2 for appointments, or to speak to a health center representative.

Thriving in Healthy Relationships

A healthy relationship requires good communication and cooperation between partners. The quality of our relationships affects our lives in many ways, including our self-esteem, our ability to handle stress, and our academic and work-related productivity.

To reach the Counseling Center, call (619) 260-4655.