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NEW Foot Care Micro-Credentials

Advance your career with these specialized short-course learning options 


Expand your expertise and upgrade your knowledge in orthotics and lower limb care with four new Foot Care micro-credentials from Western Continuing Studies. Our eight-week micro-credential courses will provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant information from industry expert instructors in Foot Care.  

All four micro-credential courses will initially be offered online, with in-person learning options planned for future course offerings. The courses are all eligible for continuing education points from the College of Pedorthics of Canada. Learn more about our Foot Care Micro-Credentials and Instructors Michael Ryan and Kathleen Klement. 


Explore our NEW Foot Care Micro-credentials:

Basic Orthotic Science - September 2022

Advanced Orthotic Science - January 2023

Diabetes Pathology and Management - January 2023

Footwear and Orthotic Considerations for the Patient with Diabetes - May 2023



The Foot Care Micro-credentials are also stackable to earn the following certificates:

Certificate in Orthotic Science

Certificate in Diabetic Foot Care Management



Western is at the forefront of a fast-growing movement to offer micro-credentials in a variety of topic areas: short-course nuggets that provide learners with enhanced professional qualifications and skills. Our micro-credential courses are developed with industry partners alongside a robust quality assurance process to ensure they surpass academic and industry standards.