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 the Faculty of Health.

Interested in working with us? See positions available.

  1. Dec. 2, 2022Researchers seek new ways to detect bone fragility, prevent fractures
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    Engineering and Health experts at the University of Waterloo are collaborating on research that may lead to breakthroughs in preventing a serious, all-too-common injury — broken bones. 

  2. Nov. 29, 2022New method for public health analysis shows trends in substance use among high schoolers
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    High-school students who have a large weekly allowance, friends who smoke and low levels of physical activity are more likely to use multiple substances over time. Conversely, being older, being black and eating breakfast daily were factors associated with a smaller chance of transitioning to multiple use.

  3. Sep. 27, 2022Postdoc advances research and lands professorship, thanks to inaugural AMTD fellowship
    Kemi Amodu

    Oluwakemi (Kemi) Amodu is dedicated to advancing the reproductive and sexual health of the Hausa women in displaced persons camps in northern Nigeria. After devoting her doctoral research to revealing the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among this population, she has now built on that research as an inaugural recipient of the AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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  1. Dec. 5 to 8, 2022Grad Studies Info Sessions - December
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    Interested in our graduate programs in the Faculty of Health? Offered each month in the fall term, this session allows hear about our programs and have your application questions answered! 

  2. Dec. 8, 2022Grad Studies Info Session: How to find a supervisor
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    Thinking about doing a research-based master's or PhD but not sure how to find a supervisor? We've got you covered.

    Join us for this session where we'll give you the top 7 tips for finding a supervisor and you'll have your questions answered by our expert panel.

    Panelists include:

    • Current grad students who've been through the process.
    • Faculty members who'll let you know what really grabs their attention.
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