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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.

Considering grad school? Learn more about graduate studies in applied health sciences.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dec. 7, 2018Even small delays in school start times can benefit teen healthSchool desk with clock, books, pencils, apple

    Starting high school even 10 minutes later can result in significant sleep benefits for adolescents, says a new UWaterloo COMPASS study.

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  1. Jan. 23, 2019Career Night - Speed Networking 2019Speed Networking: the starting line of your future

    Join 29 AHS alumni as they return to campus to share their experiences, offer career insight, and speak with you and your classmates about what to expect once you have graduated from Waterloo.

  2. 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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