Path to becoming a Chiropodist

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN offers the only English-taught Chiropody program in Canada. They offer a rigorous curriculum in fundamental podiatric medicine, clinical practice that integrates didactic courses, hands-on practical labs, simulated clinical training as well as clinical practice right from the first year of the program. Michener students have the opportunity to treat patients under the supervision of faculty (who are licensed Chiropodists) in Michener’s on-site Chiropody clinic, giving each student the chance to practice and build on their patient-care skills and procedural techniques, including local anesthesia and soft tissue surgery, biomechanics, wound care and radiology

In addition to the on-site Chiropody clinic, students will have the opportunity to complete an external clinical placement possibly at a BioPed Footcare clinic across Canada where they will gain the experience of “real life” practice, in order to complete the program.

Once students graduate from this program, they are eligible to write the provincial registration exam administered by the regulatory college, the College of Chiropodists of Ontario . To practice as a licensed Chiropodist in Ontario, practitioners must be registered with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.

Michener Institute Requirements for Applying

Applicants to the Chiropody program must possess the following qualifications:

• 3- or 4-year undergraduate Bachelors degree in Sciences from a recognized University, or BA in Kinesiology only AND
• One (1.0) full credit equivalent in Human Physiology (2 semester-length courses)* AND
• 0.5 credit equivalent in Human Anatomy (1 semester-length course)
• CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree
• A minimum Grade Point Average (CGPA) of B (70%), and a minimum grade of B (70%) in each of the required courses
• CASPer assessment – please visit the Mandatory Admissions Assessment page for test dates.

*Note: Michener’s online distance-education course AP807 Gross Human Anatomy & Physiology and AP601 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care Professionals WILL NOT meet the Gross Human Anatomy and Gross Human Physiology prerequisites for Chiropody.

Admissions to the Chiropody program will be determined by an assessment of academic achievement, CGPA (50%) and CASPer test result (50%)