Pedorthics is about keeping people mobile and getting the best performance from their feet, footwear or orthoses. The Bachelor of Pedorthics provides the knowledge and skills required for graduates to become a professional pedorthist.
Pedorthists work in private practice or allied health practices, and may receive patient referrals from medical professionals.
Pedorthics is a growing industry and Southern Cross University is the first to offer a Bachelor qualification in this area.
Major areas of study:
The course develops comprehensive knowledge and associated skills in this unique allied health profession. Students are introduced to foot care as a requirement for living independently and being mobile. Studies include learning about health problems associated with feet and footwear design and production.
The University is undertaking accreditation through the Pedorthic Association Australia. Once accredited, the degree will enable graduates to practise as professional pedorthists, become members of the Association, and appear on the Australian Register of Pedorthists.
During the course, students gain workplace experience
to apply their skills and knowledge. They complete approximately 950 hours of professional placement in various settings throughout the three years of study.
For more information, including prerequisites for attending placements, visit www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements