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The Waterloo advantage

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.

Our University

Our Faculty

  • 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

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.

Transforming systems for a healthy future