Graduate students in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences can anticipate a stimulating, transdisciplinary research and study environment at the country's leading university for innovation.
Our Faculty, housed in B.C. Matthews Hall and the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion, is known on campus for its collegial atmosphere and across the nation for our innovations in health knowledge exchange and translation.
- offers a President's Graduate Scholarship valued at up to $10,000 annually to all Tri-Council Award (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) and OGS recipients.
- has an intellectual property policy that permits researchers to retain ownership of new technologies and encourages them to move their ideas into the economy.
- has the highest reputation in Canada as "best overall" university in Maclean's annual university rankings. Waterloo is #1 in three out of four national reputation measures: Best overall; Most Innovative; Leaders of Tomorrow.
- has a graduate student housing community for single graduate students and families located at Columbia Lake Village-North.
- is located in the city of Waterloo, the ICF's 2007 Intelligent Community of the Year award winner.
- offers a unique transdisciplinary approach to the study of human health, prevention of illness and injury, and optimatization of quality of life
- established Canada's first graduate programs in the areas of kinesiology, gerontology, and recreation and leisure studies
- invests in the nation's best-equipped kinesiology laboratories, including the School of Anatomy
Our Faculty's professors
- hold Canada Research Chairs and other distinguished awards.
- are affiliated with leading research centres and groups including the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact and the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging
- are nominated for awards in graduate supervision by our graduate students.
Our graduate students
- will receive a minimum level of financial support not less than $21,865 per year. This commitment applies to the first four years of full-time enrollment in a doctoral program for students whose doctoral program began on or after May 1, 2014. International students may also be eligible for the International Doctoral Student Award.
- at Waterloo have the highest average funding compared to the other 'G13' universities in Canada.
- can earn a Certificate in University Teaching.