Pedorthics

Pedorthics


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Admission Requirements

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.

Path 1: Traditional Route - applies to those with a four-year Kinesiology degree (12 months)

  • 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

With completion of the following courses or their equivalent:

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.     

Path 2: Bridging Route - applies to those with a STEM related degree (16 months)

With the completion of the following:

  • Degree in STEM based program
  • Anatomy course (.5 university credit)
  • A recommended minimum average of 70% in last two years of study

Application Deadlines

Diploma in Pedorthics: April 15
Pedorthics Bridging Program: February 15

Diploma in Pedorthics Completion Requirements

Once admitted to the program, the student is required to maintain an overall average of 70% with no single grade below 60%. After successful completion of the required courses and practicum placement, students will graduate with a Diploma in Pedorthics.

Required Courses

Courses are offered online across three terms:
September - December | January - April | May - August

PEDS6001 - Functional Lower Limb Anatomy and Gait Biomechanics

PEDS6002 - Pathomechanics and Pedorthic Care

PEDS6003 - Assessment and Basics of Diagnostics for Pedorthic Care

PEDS6013 - Pedorthic Approach to Footwear and Footwear Modification

PEDS6014 - Foot Orthoses Theory

PEDS6021 - Professional Practice for Pedorthists

PEDS6022 - Pedorthic Treatment and Management

Practicum

PEDS6101 - Pedorthic Practicum I

PEDS6102 - Pedorthic Practicum II

PEDS6103 - Pedorthic Practicum III

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.

When

October - December  Practicum I

January - March   Practicum II 

April - August   Practicum III

Location

The practicum location is based on your preference and site availability.  

Prerequisites

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.

Compensation

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.

Pedorthics Bridging Program Completion Requirements

Once admitted to the program, the student is required to maintain an overall average of 70% with no single grade below 60%. After successful completion of the required Bridging Course and post-degree PEDS courses and practicum placement, students will graduate with a Diploma in Pedorthics.

Required Courses

Pedorthics Bridging Course
One course with four units offered online over one term:
May to August

Introductory Exercise Physiology
Systemic Approach to Functional Anatomy
Biomechanics
Introduction to Athletic Injuries

Plus,

Diploma in Pedorthics 
Courses are offered online across three terms:
September - December | January - April | May - August

PEDS6001 - Functional Lower Limb Anatomy and Gait Biomechanics

PEDS6002 - Pathomechanics and Pedorthic Care

PEDS6003 - Assessment and Basics of Diagnostics for Pedorthic Care

PEDS6013 - Pedorthic Approach to Footwear and Footwear Modification

PEDS6014 - Foot Orthoses Theory

PEDS6021 - Professional Practice for Pedorthists

PEDS6022 - Pedorthic Treatment and Management

Practicum

PEDS6101 - Pedorthic Practicum I

PEDS6102 - Pedorthic Practicum II

PEDS6103 - Pedorthic Practicum III

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.

When

October - December  Practicum I

January - March   Practicum II 

April - August   Practicum III

Location

The practicum location is based on your preference and site availability.  

Prerequisites

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.

Compensation

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.