Do you have a degree in Kinesiology, Science, Health Science or a related field? Consider becoming a Certified Pedorthist in Canada.
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.
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
Traditional Route: Kinesiology degree graduates
Duration: 12 months, full-time | September to August
Program: 7 required courses and 3 practicum placements
Application Deadline: April 15
This Diploma in Pedorthics program is a 12 month, full-time online program, combining eight months of online learning and 1320 hours across three practicum placements. Practicum placements are done concurrently with course work.
NEW Bridging Route: STEM degree graduates
Duration: 16 months, full-time | May to August (Bridging Course); September to August (Diploma)
International Tuition: Bridging $1250; Diploma $14000 + Western ancillary fees
Program: Bridging course, plus 7 required courses and 3 practicum placements
Application Deadline: February 15
The Pedorthics Bridging program is a 16-month program, combining four months (May to August) of online bridging course work with twelve months of Pedorthics diploma learning online (September to August) and 1320 hours across three practicum placements. Practicum placements are done concurrently with course work.