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. Oct. 15, 2021Faculty of Health Graduate Mentorship Awards announced
    Kim Lopez (left), Mark Ferro (middle), John Hirdes (Right)

    Three faculty members have been named recipients of the 2021 Faculty of Health Graduate Mentorship Awards.

  2. Oct. 13, 2021Fighting breast cancer with exercise
    Older women using equipment at the gym.

    UW WELL-FIT is a suite of evidence-based exercise programs for individuals who are currently or have previously undergone cancer treatment. Run out of the Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE), these programs have helped more than 2,000 individuals with cancer maintain their muscle health and improve their well-being since they began operating in 2002.

  3. Sep. 22, 2021Reducing human error for passenger safety
    Flight simulator.

    Interdisciplinary research members of Waterloo’s new Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics will examine pilot error to strengthen training practices

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  1. Oct. 20, 2021Alumni Office Hours with Michael Lau (BSC '02)
    Photo of Michael Lau with caption saying, Alumni Office Hours event series

    Sit down with Michael Lau, the Human Factors Leader at the Nemera Insight Innovation Center, and learn about the field of medical product development and how ergonomics/human factors plays a large role in the design and development of new products. Learn what additional skill sets and/or coursework are complementary to an ergo degree to be successful in this area.

  2. Oct. 22, 2021Faculty of Health Fall 2021 Convocation
    University of Waterloo mace.

    Convocation is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. The University of Waterloo is proud to honour the many accomplishments of our 2021 Faculty of Health graduates and will mark this milestone with a virtual convocation ceremony.

  3. Oct. 22, 2021Gairdner Lecture: Acting Early: From Developmental Science to Scalable Prevention
    Vikram Patel

    Vikram Patel is a recipient of the 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his world-leading research in global mental health, generating knowledge on the burden and determinants of mental health problems in low- and middle-income countries and pioneering approaches for the prevention and treatment of mental health in low-resource settings.

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