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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.

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  1. Sep. 27, 2018Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted Two researchers working with an individual wearing VR helmet

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have made progress toward predicting who is likely to feel sick from virtual reality technology.

  2. Aug. 29, 2018Long-term mental wellbeing of northern communities increasingly affected by wildfiresSmoke and wildfire behind a tree line in the distance

    With climate change conditions favouring the spread of wildfires in Canada – even increasingly affecting the north and subarctic regions in Canada – it is important to address the impact of fire and smoke on the mental health and livelihoods of northern populations, says Warren Dodd, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems.

  3. Aug. 3, 2018Youth are more at risk for substance abuse than young adultsUnhappy male youth sitting in empty stands

    Individuals between the ages of 15-22 are at increased odds for substance use disorders, says a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry this month.

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  1. Oct. 25, 2018Hallman Lecture - Strength and fatigue adaptations with aging: Modeling a paradox and implications for musculoskeletal injuryLaura Frey Law.

    Professor Laura Frey Law of University of Iowa examines how improved muscle fatigue properties may coexist with higher ratings of perceived fatigue, in conjunction with reduced strength. Implications for training, musculoskeletal injury and functional performance will be discussed.

  2. Oct. 25, 20182018 Grad Studies Info Night

    Considering graduate studies? Wondering if it's right for you?

    On Thursday, October 25th, the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) is offering a session to provide you with helpful information about graduate studies. We’ll discuss the benefits of graduate studies, career options with a graduate degree, funding options, the application process and the next steps toward pursuing a grad program. You'll also get to learn about the programs offered in AHS and research happening in our faculty. 

    Delicious food will be provided and there will be an opportunity to talk to faculty and grad students from the areas in AHS that interest you.

  3. Oct. 26, 2018Applied Health Sciences Convocation - Fall 2018University mace carried at convocation.

    Convocation is a special time for our graduates to celebrate their achievements with family and friends.

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