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
- Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology (or equivalent) from an accredited university
- A recommended minimum average of 70% in last two years of study
Completion of the following courses or their equivalent:
- Introductory Exercise Physiology
- Systemic Approach to Functional Anatomy
- Introduction to Athletic Injuries
Plus two of the following:
- Biomechanical Analysis of Physical Activity
- An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Athletic Injuries
- A Survey of Physical Growth and Motor Development
- Perceptual Motor Performance Learning or a Motor Control course
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.
Apply to Program
Program applications consist of:
- a 500-750 word personal statement;
- two reference questionnaires - preferably one professional and one academic or volunteer;
- Western Student ID - used to access transcripts via Student Centre for evaluation;
- $100 non-refundable application fee
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Applicants with Western degrees or those in their final year of studies at Western, who meet
Courses are offered online across three terms:
September - December | January - April |
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
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.