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What is Pedorthics?



Program Overview

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. This would include any health-related factor which can have a debilitating impact on the function of the limb. 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.

What you will learn

At the completion of this diploma, students will:

What to Expect

Pedorthics a 12 month full time online program. Courses are taught and developed by industry professionals to connect theory to practice. Through the program students should develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects they will use throughout their career. This is a competitive program with limited enrolment. With small classes, students should be prepared to actively participate and contribute to class discussions through the OWL learning platform.


September - December: Courses Online
October - December: Practicum I (380 hours on site, full time)
January - April: Courses Online
January - March: Practicum II (380 hours on site, full time)
April - August: Practicum III (560 hours on site, full time)
May-August: Courses Online



Diploma in Pedorthics

Core Courses for C.Ped (C) Exam

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