• Students will be able to identify and evaluate current basic science paradigms relating to foot biomechanics and footwear / orthotic treatment.
• Students will be able to critically appraise a patients’ footwear, biomechanics, lifestyle factors that may influence foot and lower extremity health.
• Students will be able to describe and discuss the use of evidence based practice within a pedorthic setting.
• Students will be able to synthesize a treatment plan using their paradigm of choice based on an evaluation of current literature.
• Students will be able to measure the outcome of a treatment plan, assess its effectiveness, and formulate additional plans (if required).
• Students will understand the relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to general foot and lower extremity health.
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