DIPLOMA IN PEDORTHICS

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DIPLOMA IN PEDORTHICS 

Online // Practicum component // One-Year Full-time // Two-Years Part-time // September start

 

Become 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.

This is the only program of its kind in Canada. 

 

 

Pedorthists are also trained in the manufacturing, fitting, and modification of foot appliances and footwear to alleviate painful or debilitating conditions of the lower limbs. The Diploma in Pedorthics will give students the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their careers and write the C. Ped (C) certification exam.

 

 

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Who is this program for

Canadian and international university graduates with a degree in Kinesiology who are interested in pursuing a career in pedorthics.

If you are a STEM graduate interested in the Diploma in Pedorthics, we offer a Bridging Program: Prep Course that provides an alternative path for students with science-related backgrounds who do not meet the regular admission requirements.

 

The program

In this eight-course credit program, taught and developed by industry professionals, you will connect theory to practice and develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects used throughout your career. 

The Diploma in Pedorthics prepares you to become a Certified Pedorthist in Canada. 

Discover the field of pedorthics: the assessment of the lower limbs through observation of surface anatomy, palpation, gait, and range of motion. Explore the manufacturing, fitting and modification of foot appliances and footwear to alleviate painful or debilitating conditions of the lower limbs.

 

 

TERM ONE

Pathomechanics and Pedorthic Care
Integrated Pedorthic Systems
Pedorthic Foundations & Professional Standards
Pedorthic Pathology I: Medical Conditions and Injuries
Assessment and Normal Gait
Pedorthic Pathology II: Diseases

 

What You Will Learn

 

Understand how to evaluate current basic science paradigms relating to foot biomechanics and footwear / orthotic treatment.

Critically appraise a patient’s footwear, biomechanics, and 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 the choice paradigm based on an evaluation of current literature.

Measure the outcome of a treatment plan, assess its effectiveness, and formulate additional plans (if required).

 

 

Hands-on Work Experience

Through the final two courses and two practicums (1120 hours), 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.

 

 

 

 


Career Stats

Graduate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for success. 

 

 

CERTIFIED

C. Ped (C) certification exam

100%

passed the C. Ped (C) certification exam
 

EMPLOYMENT

Within one year of completing the program,

100%

of our graduates have secured full-time employment.

 

 

TOP EMPLOYERS

Across Canada

BioPedCanadian FootwearKintec Footwear & OrthoticsWalking Mobility Clinics

and locally in London, Ontario

Garnet Orthopedic SolutionsPedorthics LondonPrecision OrthoticsShantz Orthotic SolutionsSoleScience


ARTICLES

 

Diploma in Pedorthics One-of-a-Kind in Canada

 


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