The ideal candidate has a strong foundation in human kinetics and is looking to acquire the practical and applied knowledge and skills required to practice as a pedorthist in Canada.
Completion of the following courses or their equivalent:
Plus two of the following:
Non-Western applicants: Please refer to Western University course outlines at links above. Ensure that the courses to be assessed for admission cover the same content. Please note: course equivalencies cannot be assessed by our office without a completed application.
Courses are offered online across three terms:
September - December | January - April | May - August
Work with our Placement Coordinator to prepare an effective resume and strengthen your interview and networking skills. You have an opportunity to apply to postings that are published to the class on the student intranet, or to work with the Placement Coordinator one-one-one to explore specific organizations that match your practicum and career goals.
October - December Practicum I
January - March Practicum II
April - August Practicum III
The practicum location is based on your preference and site availability.
Successful completion of term one courses and Practicum I is required before you can start term two courses and Practicum II, and successful completion of term two courses and Practicum II is required before you can start term three and Practicum III.
Sites may choose to offer payment, a monthly stipend or honorarium, but it is at the site's discretion and is not required for sites to be eligible to participate.
You earn the Diploma in Pedorthics by regularly attending class and receiving a satisfactory grade in all required courses and successful completion of the practicum.