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Careers in Applied Health Sciences

University of Waterloo Health Studies student, Tony Li, working in a wet lab

During his undergrad at Waterloo, Tony gained over a year’s worth of lab research experience, and landed a summer internship with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Now he is pursuing his M.D. and is well on his way to achieving his dreams.

A degree from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences opens doors to a huge range of rewarding careers and graduate and professional programs like medicine or physiotherapy.

As a graduate from Applied Health Sciences, you’ll find your skills and knowledge to be in high demand. Choose your program of interest below to see what kind of careers await you.

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Graduate Statistics

Donut graph showing that 95% of AHS students are employed or studying one year after graduationEvery year, the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences re-connects with the previous year's graduating class. We're proud to report that our graduate statistics regularly show that one year after graduation, 95% of graduates are either employed or pursuing further education.

On average, since 2010 our statistics show that one year after graduation: 48% of students are pursuing graduate studies or studying at a professional school (e.g. medical school); 47% are employed; and 5% are traveling or job searching.

 

Graduate Studies

From our online Master of Public Health program to collaborative doctoral programs in Aging, Health, and Well-being, and in Work and Health, Applied Health Sciences has been offering innovative graduate programs for more than 35 years.

Be prepared

Dr. Dan Honsinger

In Emergency Room Medicine, you never know what's coming next. Dr. Dan Honsinger credits Waterloo for a solid start in his career preparation.

Make a living doing what you love

Jeff Payne

From varsity soccer to a position in Corporate Partnership with Toronto FC, Jeff Payne's passion for soccer paved the way for a rewarding career.