Path to becoming a Pedorthist

Western Pedorthic Diploma Program

Do you have a degree in Kinesiology, Science, Health Science, or a related field?

Consider becoming 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 for the purposes of alleviating painful or debilitating conditions of the lower limbs.

The practicum provides 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.

Option 1:

Diploma in Pedorthics

Designed for university graduates with a degree in Kinesiology who are interested in pursuing a career in pedorthics.

Get Hands-on Experience:

2 Practicums (1120 Hours)

Duration:

12 months online, including 2 practicums.

Requirements:

Undergraduate Degree and prerequisite courses with a minimum average of 70% in the last two years of study

Cost:

We have an earn to learn program for qualified candidates.
For Western University tuition fees and schedules, click here

Option 2:

Pedorthics Bridging Program

Designed for university graduates with a STEM related degree. Must have completed 0.5-degree credit in a university level anatomy course.

Get Hands-on Experience:

2 Practicums (1120 Hours)

Duration:

16 months: 4 months online bridging course + 12 months online including 2 practicum placements.

Requirements:

STEM related degree and with a minimum average of 70% in the last two years of study.

Cost:

We have an earn to learn program for qualified candidates.
For Western University tuition fees and schedules, click here

Following completion of the diploma all candidates must pass the Canadian Certified Pedorthist certification exam which consists of two-parts: a 3-hour written component and a 1.5-hour practical component. Once completed you are then recognized as a C. Ped (C) – a Certified Pedorthist in Canada.