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About Applied Health Sciences

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The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) specializes in the prevention of illness and injury, and the optimization of health and well-being throughout the lifespan, at work and at leisure.

Transdisciplinary teaching and research activities encompass the full scope of research-to-practice-to-policy and aim to enhance all aspects of quality of life at the individual, community and population levels.

Applied Health Sciences is comprised of three academic units: School of Public Health and Health Systems, Kinesiology, and Recreation and Leisure Studies, and is home to approximately 650 full- and part-time graduate and 1,900 undergraduate students.

The Faculty offers BA, BSc, BPH, MA, MHE, MHI, MPH, MSc and PhD degrees, including online degrees in Public Health, Health Evaluation and Health Informatics and collaborative PhD programs in Aging, Health and Well-being, and in Work and Health. Our 11,000+ alumni work in the public, private and voluntary/non-profit sectors and are regarded for their innovative, evidence-based approaches to health promotion and disease prevention.

Of the six Faculties at Waterloo, Applied Health Sciences enjoys the second-highest level of research funding per faculty member and boasts collaborative, ground-breaking research groups including the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA), the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) and the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP).

Applied Health Sciences strategic plan.

General inquiries

Applied Health Sciences
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3G1

519-888-4567 ext. 31346
Fax: 519-746-6776

Applied Health Sciences administration (Dean's Office) is located on the third floor of B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH on map).

Departments/School contacts

Department of Kinesiology

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

School of Public Health and Health Systems

Phone list

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences phone list - includes Dean's Office, academic units, research and service units, conference and fax lines, group email lists