Pedorthists are certified healthcare professionals with specialized education and training in the care of the lower limbs through observation of surface anatomy, palpation, gait and range of motion. Pedorthists are also trained in the manufacturing, fitting and modification of foot appliances and footwear the for purposes of alleviating painful or debilitating conditions of the lower limbs. The Diploma in Pedorthics will give students the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their career and write the C. Ped (C) certification exam. This is the only program of its kind in Canada.
Duration: One-year, full-time | September start
Cost: $8000 + Western ancillary fees Financial Aid: OSAP eligible
Program: 7 required courses and a practicum
Pedorthics is a one-year full-time online program, combining eight months of learning online and 1320 hours across three practicum placements.
To pursue a Post-Degree Diploma you need to apply.
Application Fee $100
The seven required courses are taught and developed by industry professionals to connect theory to practice. You will develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects used throughout your career.
What you will learn
Have an understanding of how to evaluate current basic science paradigms relating to foot biomechanics and footwear / orthotic treatment.
Critically appraise a patients’ footwear, biomechanics, lifestyle factors that may influence foot and lower extremity health.
Describe and discuss the use of evidence based practice within a pedorthic setting.
Synthesize a treatment plan using their paradigm of choice based on an evaluation of current literature.
Measure the outcome of a treatment plan, assess its effectiveness, and formulate additional plans (if required).
Through the practicum, you will gain valuable hands-on experience, a strong network of industry contacts, and an edge in the job search process. It is the culmination of your work in the classroom and the bridge to a great career in your target industry