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Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through innovative education and research activities, Applied Health Sciences is a leader in the development of strategies that prevent disease and injury, protect and promote healthy living, optimize physical ability, and improve well-being across the life course.

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In high school and applying to university? Check out our undergraduate programs to find your fit.

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  1. Feb. 20, 2018Self-esteem key to treating mental health

    Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves could be critical in treating them, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 

  2. Feb. 2, 2018Algorithm identifies vulnerable people during natural disasters

    A new algorithm developed at the University of Waterloo will help first responders and home care providers better help the elderly during natural disasters.

    According to the World Health Organization, older adults who live at home face disproportionately high fatality rates during natural disasters as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina where 71 per cent of the deaths resulting from that disaster involved people over 60 years of age.

  3. Jan. 26, 2018New graduate funding initiative announced for 2018

    A new opportunity is now extended to incoming 2018-2019 domestic, full-time, thesis-based master’s and doctoral students based on academic excellence. Funding is now available for 30 incoming students in the form of a $10,000 Applied Health Sciences graduate scholarship.

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  1. Mar. 16, 20182018 AHS Grad Class Send-Off Photo of a student and her family at convocation.

    Students of the Applied Health Sciences graduating class of 2018 are invited to join alumni guests, AHS professors and Dean James W.E. Rush as they offer congratulations, celebrate your achievements and share inspiring words of advice as you get ready to cross the stage at convocation. 

  2. Apr. 25, 2018Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) 2018

    SoAR is a one-day event for graduate students to present on and dialogue about aging research with fellow students, faculty and research partners!

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