The Health Studies program not only looks at human health from the level of the cell, it also looks at health from a systems-level creating innovative solutions for complex health challenges.
What I like most about Health Studies is that it combines courses in both the natural sciences and the social determinants of health, allowing students to be well-rounded and appreciate a holistic approach to healthcare.
What I like best about Health Studies is its multidisciplinary and well-rounded approach to health education.
I like that my program has a lot of flexibility so that I'm able to tailor it to meet my academic interests.
I like that my program teaches students to not only treat illnesses once people are already sick but how to prevent diseases and promote health on a population level!
I love the versatility of the Health Studies program. I have the option to learn and focus on a specific area of health i.e., research, informatics, or clinical.
I love the flexibility of my program and that I'm able to take a variety of courses that help guide me towards what I'm truly interested in.
I like that Health Studies allows me to explore various fields of health care through my classes. Coming into university I knew I wanted to pursue a health care profession but I was never set on a specific field. To have the opportunity to customize my degree depending on the specialization I choose is perfect for me!
As a Health Studies student, I love that we study all aspects of health, disease, and healthcare, while also having room for various electives and the opportunity to gain practical work experience with the Co-op option!
I like that Health Studies gives me the opportunity to explore health from many different perspectives! The program has introduced me to a vast number of fields within health and several different careers that I can potentially pursue.
I chose Health Studies because of the diversity of the program. In addition to having almost two years of work experience when I graduate, I also get to learn about both the natural and social sciences, giving me a broad and specific view into human health and public health issues.
I love that I have the opportunity to learn about health from a holistic perspective and apply my knowledge both inside and outside the classroom. The program and professors foster an incredible community where anyone will feel welcome and excited to learn!
My favourite part of the program is the variety of disciplines and subject areas. I've learned about health from a biological, social science, ecological, and public health lens, really opening my eyes to the opportunities available in this field.
I like that my program offers multiple minors/specializations which allowed me to pursue a gerontology minor. I also like the flexibility of my program as there are a lot of free electives.
I love that my program has so many amazing minors, specializations, and options that allow us to branch off into the aspects of health studies that we are most interested in!
I love that my program teaches me about multiple different aspects of health and not just the classic sciences. I love that I'm learning how to make health more accessible and make the world a better place through health.
I really enjoy the variety of courses we take, not only do we cover the physiology of diseases, but also take a look at the upstream social determinants of health. Health Studies is a great program for really exploring different avenues in the field of health care.
I love my program because it provides a great balance between organic sciences and social sciences. There is a lot of flexibility to take a variety of courses!
I like that my program provides me with enough electives to pursue a minor or double major in Psychology!
I love that my program has taught me so much about the social determinants of health and how they interlock to impact one’s health. I have learned not only about the ways we are able to maintain health, but also the importance of promotion and prevention for overall well-being. The variety of courses from cellular and chemical sciences to global-scale public health courses have allowed me to gain a better lens at which I approach health and the interconnectedness of the world.
I love that all the students and staff are extremely helpful and care about each and everyone's mental health.
The thing I like the most about my program is how great a balance it has between the natural sciences and public health subjects. There is also a great amount of flexibility within the program which allowed me to go on a study abroad!
My favourite thing about my program is the holistic view of human health. I think it is one of many things that make us unique from other programs and schools.
The Health Studies program at the University of Waterloo allows me to customize my degree and education plan based on my strengths and areas of interest. I love that it focuses on both the scientific and social aspects of health, giving students like myself a clearer idea of the area that we want to further explore.
I like the versatility of my program and the opportunities it presented to gain experience in different health science domains. I especially love the focus on upstream elements through investigation of the social determinants of health.