We're building healthy futures

Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through innovative education and research activities, the Faculty of Health (formerly Applied Health Sciences) is a leader in the development of strategies that prevent disease and injury, protect and promote healthy living, optimize physical ability, and improve well-being across the life course.

Where will the future take you?

In high school and applying to university? Check out our undergraduate programs to find your fit.

Considering grad school? Learn more about graduate studies in applied health sciences.

Interested in working with us? See positions available.

  1. June 1, 2020COVID-19 experts in Faculty of Health

    Faculty members in the Faculty of Health have been commenting on various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Feb. 16, 2021New study shows mental health effects of pandemic affected young people most
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    The impact was most pronounced for younger Canadians, who reported feeling lonely, depressed or anxious.

  3. Feb. 11, 2021New Investigator Award will allow Kinesiology neuroscientist to research Parkinson’s
    Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens.

    Professor Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens has received a New Investigator Award from Parkinson Canada, worth $90,000 over two years. The funding will support further study of how anxiety contributes to freezing of gait in order to develop technological solutions to predict freezing in advance.

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  1. Mar. 24 to 25, 2021University of Waterloo Virtual Conference on Aging, COVID-19 and the Adoption of Health Technology
    University of Waterloo Virtual Conference on Aging, COVID-19 and the Adoption of Health Technology.

    This free virtual event takes place over two afternoons and examines the promise and limits of technology to promote successful longevity by featuring a diverse group of leaders. Speakers include aging and technology researchers, clinicians and frontline workers, members of advocacy groups, policymakers, technology officers from industry and visionaries that have implemented innovative models for supporting older adults.

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