FOOT6001 Basic Orthotic Science

Acquire a foundational knowledge of contemporary fabrication concepts. Explore the scientific foundation of orthotic principles, including the role of foot orthoses to mitigate kinematic and kinetic factors in terrestrial biomechanics. Learn to identify clinical responders to orthotic therapy. 


  • Orthotic theory review expanding beyond Unified Theory to Comfort Paradigms and Neurophysiology with implications on orthosis design 
  • Critical review of evidence for orthosis effectiveness of common conditions
  • Gain understanding of contemporary orthotic fabrication techniques 

This course is eligible for 8 MCEs from Orthotics Prosthetics Canada and 15 continuing education points from the College of Pedorthics of Canada


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Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance

This course is eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) micro-credential funding. Find out if you are eligible.

EquivalencyOnline Session Sample

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Prerequisites & Certificates


Health care practitioners within the following designations: Canadian Certified Pedorthists, Chiropodists, Foot Care Specialists, Canadian Certified Orthotists, Prosthetists, Podiatrists, Physicians and Foot Care nurses.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Oct 17, 2022 to Dec 09, 2022
Total Hours
Course Fee $650.00

What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage online with your class and instructor through our online learning management system. Plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week.

You can expect to spend approximately three to four hours of work per week on course requirements.

Completion Requirements

This is a graded course. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation, exams/quizzes and assignments.


No textbook is required. All case studies are provided on OWL.