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 (12 Months) - applies to those with a four-year Kinesiology degree

  • 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:

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

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 Deadline: April 15

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.     

 

 

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

PEDS6002 - Pathomechanics and Pedorthic Care

PEDS6031 - Integrated Pedorthic Systems

PEDS6032 - Pedorthic Foundations & Professional Standards

PEDS6033 - Pedorthic Pathology I: Medical Conditions and Injuries

PEDS6034 - Assessment and Normal Gait

PEDS6035 - Pedorthic Pathology II Diseases

PEDS6036 - Casting and Manufacturing

PEDS6037 - Capstone

Practicum

PEDS6101 - Pedorthic Practicum I

PEDS6102 - Pedorthic Practicum II

 

Work with our Work Integrated Learning 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 Work Integrated Learning Coordinator one-one-one to explore specific organizations that match your practicum and career goals.

When

January - March   Practicum I 

April - August   Practicum II

Location

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

Prerequisites

Successful completion of term one courses is required before you can start term two courses and Practicum I, and successful completion of term two courses and Practicum I is required before you can start term three and Practicum II.

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

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

PEDS6002 - Pathomechanics and Pedorthic Care

PEDS6031 - Integrated Pedorthic Systems

PEDS6032 - Pedorthic Foundations & Professional Standards

PEDS6033 - Pedorthic Pathology I: Medical Conditions and Injuries

PEDS6034 - Assessment and Normal Gait

PEDS6035 - Pedorthic Pathology II Diseases

PEDS6036 - Casting and Manufacturing

PEDS6037 - Capstone

Practicum

PEDS6101 - Pedorthic Practicum I

PEDS6102 - Pedorthic Practicum II

 

Work with our Work Integrated Learning 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 Work Integrated Learning Coordinator one-one-one to explore specific organizations that match your practicum and career goals.

When

January - March   Practicum I 

April - August   Practicum II

Location

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

Prerequisites

Successful completion of term one courses is required before you can start term two courses and Practicum I, and successful completion of term two courses and Practicum I is required before you can start term three and Practicum II.

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.