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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. Oct. 11, 2019Perception of risk may lead to more cancer screening
    Close-up of mammography machine

    Mammography screening rates may be increased by better sensitizing women to their risk of getting breast cancer, says a new University of Waterloo study.

  2. Oct. 8, 2019Weight stigma affects gay men on dating apps
    Adult perusing cell phone.

    Weight stigma is an issue for queer men using dating apps, says a new University of Waterloo study. The study found that Grindr, the most popular dating app for gay, bisexual, two-spirit and queer men, had a negative effect on men’s body image, especially when it came to weight. Three out of four gay men are reported to have used Grindr.

  3. Sep. 17, 2019Michael Barnett-Cowan receives Ontario Early Researcher Award
    Michael Barnett-Cowan

    Michael Barnett-Cowan in the Department of Kinesiology is one of 11 University of Waterloo researchers to receive an Early

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  1. Oct. 21, 2019Hallman Lecture: Adverse outcomes associated with occupational exposures to whole body vibration - Making a health, safety and business case
    Peter Johnson.

    Peter Johnson of University of Washington examines how adverse health and safety outcomes can result from occupational exposure to whole body vibration and how methods to reduce exposures can positively impact vehicle operator health and safety, and benefit profitability.

  2. Oct. 25, 2019Applied Health Sciences Convocation - Fall 2019
    University mace carried at convocation.

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

  3. Oct. 28, 2019Speed Networking 2019
    Speed Networking: the starting line of your future

    Join AHS alumni and current graduate students 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.

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