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Program Requirements

Admission


Admission

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.    

Application

Western University students

  • Personal Information
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Two sealed letters of reference

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Non Western/International Applicants

  • Personal Information
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Two sealed letters of reference
  • OUAC application

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Program 

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.

Completion

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.