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Professor Rhona Hanning talking to small group of students in seminar classAs a teaching and research intensive university, Waterloo believes in the integration of “knowing” and “learning.” You can expect a rich learning experience incorporating scholarship, research, innovative classroom teaching, and experiential learning.

In the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS), your professors are collaborating with organizations like Health Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society and the World Tourism Organization to improve human health, and to help people optimize their quality of life. These connections play a key role in ensuring the relevance of our curricula and of your skills as a graduate.

We also know that learning extends beyond the textbook and, often, beyond the classroom itself. In addition to Waterloo's world renowned co-operative education program, AHS offers numerous opportunities for activity-based or hands-on learning including:

  • a School of Anatomy, where you can learn the form and function of the human body with the use of human cadavers and specimens
  • state-of-the-art kinesiology lab facilities and activities where you can perfect your skills in movement assessment and treatment
  • Health Studies tutorials, which provide all first-year Health Studies students with the opportunity to connect with professors, teaching assistants, and peers in a small-group setting
  • undergraduate practicum courses in areas such as Therapeutic Recreation, allowing you to gain real-world experience while earning credits towards your degree
  • a 12-16 week community-based applied practicum in the Master of Public Health program , where you can gain experience working within a public health unit, provincial and federal governmental agency, or non-governmental organization

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