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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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  1. Feb. 15, 2019How to make the pushup work for youMale doing tricep pushup

    If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the pushup is for you.

    The pushup is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified pushup, called a ‘pushup plus.’

  2. Jan. 8, 2019Assessment tools could reduce end-of-life hospital stays for older adultsPerson holding hands with someone in a hospital bed

    Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission.

  3. Dec. 13, 2018Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge Doctor writing on a patient's chart

    Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently.

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  1. Feb. 27, 20192019 Three Minute Thesis - Applied Health Sciences heat3, 2, 1... GO! Three Minute Thesis Competition.

    Imagine having only 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of your research to a non-specialist audience. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges University of Waterloo research-based master's and doctoral students to do just that.

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