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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.
Where will the future take you?
In high school and applying to university? Check out our undergraduate programs to find your fit.
Considering grad school? Learn more about graduate studies in applied health sciences.
Interested in working with us? See positions available.
- Feb. 2, 2018
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.
- Jan. 26, 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.
- Jan. 15, 2018
Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
In a nationwide survey of Canadian youth, over half of those who had ever consumed an energy drink had reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures.
- Mar. 16, 2018
Students of the Applied Health Sciences graduating class of 2018 are invited to join alumni guests and AHS professors as they offer congratulations, celebrate your achievements and share inspiring words of advice as you get ready to cross the stage at convocation.
- Apr. 25, 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!