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Admission


The admission categories, requirements and procedures for all programs are outlined in detail in "Admissions" of this Calendar. The following points emphasize some of the admission requirements which relate specifically to programs in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

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Application from Ontario Secondary Schools

Applicants to Health Studies require six O.A.C.'s including Ontario Academic credits in both Biology and Chemistry.

Six O.A.C.'s including Calculus, Chemistry and one of Biology or Physics are required for admission to Kinesiology.

Six O.A.C.'s are required for admission to Recreation and Leisure Studies. In the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences students who have taken Psychology 101 as part of their Psychology major or minor degree requirements can substitute another free elective to satisfy their degree requirements.

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Advanced Standing

Normally, students transferring to Applied Health Sciences programs from other universities are granted credit for courses in which they have received a grade of C- (60%) or better. All transfer students will be required to complete at least the equivalent of one half of their program at Waterloo regardless of the number of courses that are presented for transfer. Grades achieved in courses which are transferred are not used in the calculation of averages.

One term of advanced work experience standing may be granted to students transferring into the third year of Co-operative programs in Applied Health Sciences. Details are available from the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Services.

Students transferring to the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences from another University of Waterloo Faculty have two options with respect to the assignment of transfer credits. These options are:

Option One: All courses, both passed and failed, taken in other Faculties at the University of Waterloo are transferred and are used in the calculation of cumulative and major averages.

Option Two: Only courses in which a grade C- (60%) or better has been achieved will be transferred. These courses will not be used in the calculation of cumulative and overall averages.

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English Language Proficiency Requirement

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences feels that a student in any of its programs should be able to demonstrate competency in writing before qualifying for a degree. Therefore, all students entering an Applied Health Sciences program who do not have a credit in OAC English must write an English Language Proficiency Examination (ELPE) which is scheduled during registration week. A grade of 50% or better on the examination will satisfy the requirement. If a student fails the examination, the requirement can be satisfied by one of the following:

  1. Sitting for the examination again and achieving a mark of 50%.
  2. Successfully completing the assignments of the UW Writing Clinic.
  3. Achieving a passing grade in one of ENGL 109, 129R, 140R, 209, 210, 240R.
This requirement normally must be met by the end of Year Two.

Note:
Students who arrange a special sitting of the ELPE outside the scheduled dates will be assessed an administrative charge.

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Psychology 101 Requirement

In the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences students who have taken Psychology 101 as part of their Psychology major or minor degree requirements can substitute another free elective to satisfy their degree requirements.

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