Health + Well-being at the U of A

We Are creating bold interventions to combat the most critical health challenges.

Technological breakthroughs excite us. Human vulnerability drives us.

Whether in the lab or bedside, curing disease or strengthening systems — we're here to change lives.

One size "misfits" all?

We are working against blanket solutions, knowing a medicine or treatment that is effective for one patient or group might be far less so for another. Leveraging technology for a truly individual approach means better understanding, diagnosing and treating disease.

Learn about the power of precision

We Are

home to a Nobel Prize

in Physiology or Medicine

What are we doing at the U of A?

We Are

leading life-changing research for better

care of women in hospitals across Canada

We Are

the #1 Nursing Program in Canada


Nobel Prize


in Canada and 5th globally for Nursing


interdisciplinary research centres and institutes

Improving lives. Changing lives. Saving lives. The U of A is a catalyst in creating incredible growth in research — accelerating data and discoveries with promise to solve some of the most pervasive health care problems of our time.

Adapted Physical Activity

This academic field of study encourages empowerment and the acceptance of differences, studying and delivering engagement in all kinds of physical activities.

Health Innovation Hub

Innovators, entrepreneurs, community — we’re working together with purpose to deliver better health outcomes.

Centre for Healthy Communities

Working with partners across all kinds of sectors helps advance the wellbeing and sustainability of communities.

Assistive Technology Labs

The vision is clear — maximizing participation in society by people with disabilities through the study of assistive technology use, devices and strategies.

College of Health Sciences

Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

This premier faculty houses excellence in teaching and research, both recognized in the QS World University Rankings. We were top 10 in the world in sports-related subjects for 2017, 2018 and 2019 rankings.

Medicine + Dentistry

More than a 100 years ago — with just a single faculty member — the University of Alberta welcomed its first medical students. Dentistry was soon to follow, leading us to the many health-science programs we offer today for thousands of award-winning clinicians, scientists and learners.


The #1 Nursing program in Canada! Home to one of the largest nursing faculties in the country, we are unique as the only Canadian member of the National Hartford Centers for Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

Pharmacy + Pharmaceutical Science

Serving as Alberta's sole pharmacy school since 1914, we hold consistent rankings among the top three institutions in Canada, top 50 globally and top 15 for global research.

Public Health

At its core, this is about what is best for all of us, including the most vulnerable. By crossing multiple fields of study (health, social and human sciences) we aim to touch every aspect of our daily lives — maintaining and improving the health of communities and populations.

Rehabilitation Medicine

North America's only free-standing Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers academic training in rehabilitation science, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. Researchers lead their fields in spinal cord injury, mental health, robotics, language development, COVID-19 impacts and more.

We Are

Health + Well-being