Bringing Waterloo to you – Applied Health Sciences

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Program information sessions

Learn about first-year courses, hands-on learning opportunities, co-op, ways to customize your degree, careers, and more for each of our programs. Recreation includes the Recreation and Leisure Studies, Recreation and Sport Business, Therapeutic Recreation, and Tourism Development programs.

View on YouTube to use bookmarks to jump to different sections of each video.

Health Studies


Public Health


Connect with current students

Questions about what it's like to be a student in your program? Email current students and find out!


Program brochures

Download our program brochures to learn more about the courses, minors, and career possibilities.

Health Studies brochure   Kinesiology brochure

Public Health brochure   Recreation and Leisure Studies


Sample program content

Health Studies and Public Health

Epidemiology of ebola

The Epidemiology of Ebola: a public lecture including Dr. Shannon Majowicz from the School of Public Health and Health Systems. (Links to YouTube)


See an example of an experiment conducted in an advanced biomechanics course taken by second-year Waterloo Kinesiology students.


Therapeutic Recreation simulation

Opening screen of simulation module

Try out a simulation used by second-year Therapeutic Recreation students.


Applied Health Sciences Instagram tour

Visit @uwaterlooahs Instagram account and click on the AHS tour in the highlights.

Life in AHS

Articles about AHS programs, including some written by current Waterloo students.


Let us tell you more!

Schedule a voice or video call with our recruitment coordinator or a current student to answer any questions you have, no matter how big or small the question.