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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. Jan. 27, 2020Coronavirus update
  2. Feb. 14, 2020Puberty responsible for larger airways in males
    Pre-teen children running and playing.

    Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study.

  3. Feb. 13, 2020Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness
    Male using VR equipment at a desk

    A storyline with emotionally evocative details can reduce virtual reality cybersickness for some people, according to a new study.

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  1. Feb. 27, 2020Hallman Lecture - The state of Indigenous health in Canada: Causes and consequences
    Jane Philpott.

    Using her experience as medical doctor and special advisor on health for Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Jane Philpott will examine causes and consequences of the main health issues in Indigenous communities.

  2. Mar. 12, 20202020 Three Minute Thesis - Applied Health Sciences heat
    3, 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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