Want to make a difference that improves lives? Join this tight-knit community of students and professors dedicated to preventing disease, healing injuries, and optimizing the quality of life for people around the world. Learn relevant skills and concepts to prepare you for medical school, professional and graduate programs, or careers in health and leisure. You'll graduate with a degree that will help you leave a lasting legacy of health and well-being. 

Students, professors and researchers in AHS are called the “people people” for a reason. Although we may have different passions, approaches, and paths, one thing ties us all together: a commitment to protecting and promoting health and well-being.

Sound like you? You’ll fit right in.

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Applied Health Sciences programs


Related: How to choose a program in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS).

Faculty of Health

In January 2021, Applied Health Sciences became the Faculty of Health. This new name more clearly reflects the Faculty's teaching, research, and commitment to creating a healthier world. Because of the timing of this change, you might see both faculty names over the next several months. The majors and programs are still the same, and the change won’t have any impact on your application.

Meet current students

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Have questions about what it's like to be a student in your program? Connect with current students by video or phone – or view profiles of current students.


#1in Canada for Hospitality and Leisure Management (QS World University Rankings)
99%of AHS grads are employed or pursuing further education within a year of graduating
54%of Health Studies and Kinesiology graduates go on to professional and graduate school



Therapeutic Recreation student, Esther, sitting with a woman

Therapeutic Recreation student, Esther, found her "true calling" through exploring different career options during her co-op work terms. Esther said "it's through real-world exposure that I've gained my deepest insights".


Jonathan Laurencic co-foundef and Director of Operations for Elora Brewing Company
Recreation and Leisure Studies grad Jonathan Laurencic (BA, 2010) is co-Founder and Director of Operations for Elora Brewing Company – a brewery, restaurant, and beer distributor. Jonathan took his critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills, and customer focused attitude he gained from studying Recreation, and used them to create Elora Brewing Company.


Vincent on a kayak

Recreation and Sport Business grad, Vincent, dedicated his skills and passion to giving people positive experiences they'll remember for a lifetime, as an office manager for OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River. Vincent says, "I feel motivated to go to work because I get to make people's days and lives more meaningful".


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student in pool wearing an Applied Health Sciences t-shirt

student looking a book in Applied Health Sciences building
Applied Health Sciences decal on the ground outside with an orange leaf beside it

Applied Health Sciences kangaroo mascot sitting at Starbucks in Applied Health Sciences building
Applied Health Sciences student in a boat on a lake holding a turtle while smiling at the camera


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