I like the atmosphere that surrounds Public Health as well as the Applied Health Sciences faculty. I have always had an enjoyable experience with my peers and professors!
I like the broad scope of study in public health, you get the best of both worlds understanding the effects social and natural sciences have on individuals and the population.
Public Health at the University of Waterloo provides me with unique opportunities to visualize health from a broader lens. It incorporates fundamental disciplines such as epidemiology, climate change, health policy, biostatistics, biology, social and cultural perspectives. One of the biggest reasons I love Public Health is because of the meaningful contributions you can make through research or creating strategies to reduce or control various global concerns.
I like that my program allows me to understand health care from a different perspective, at a population level. I also like that my program offers room through electives to explore other areas of interest.
I like that Public Health provides its students plenty of opportunities to explore various health related topics. I find that I'm never uninterested in the material we cover in each of our courses, which allows me to truly enjoy what I learn.
Not only do we study the physiology of diseases, we also examine determinants of health at the population level. Public Health is a great program for exploring different tracks in the field of health care. The program is intensive and allows me to draw on knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines such as public policy, health science, epidemiology, behavioural sciences, etc. to critically assess a broad spectrum of public health issues. Lastly, the Co-op option provides the opportunity to gain practical work experience during which you can figure out what types of careers you are interested in within health care.