Become a Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Are you a Kinesiology or STEM student who is preparing to graduate?

With a post-graduate degree in Pedorthics, you can begin a rewarding healthcare career as a
Canadian Certified Pedorthist.

Take Western University’s online post-graduate Diploma in Pedorthics program from anywhere in Canada and earn your diploma in as little as 12 months.

What is a Pedorthist?

 Canadian Certified Pedorthists are foot experts specializing in custom-made orthotics and orthopaedic footwear.

How Do I Become a Pedorthist?

Western University offers two online options for a post-graduate Diploma in Pedorthics.

Why Should I Become a Pedorthist?

The career opportunities for newly trained Pedorthists are extensive with a 100% job placement rate.

What is a Pedorthist?

A Pedorthist is a certified healthcare professional with specialized education and training in assessing lower limb anatomy, muscle and joint function, and custom-made orthotics and orthopaedic footwear.

Pedorthists work with physicians as part of the healthcare team in Canada to ensure the highest levels of patient care. Three levels of Pedorthic certification are offered in Canada: C. Ped (C), C. Ped Tech (C) and C. Ped MC.

As a Certified Canadian Pedorthist, you’ll help to alleviate pain, abnormalities and debilitating conditions of the lower limbs and feet so your patients can enjoy healthy, active lives.

A Day in the Life of a Canadian Certified Pedorthist

How Do I Become a Pedorthist?

Start on your path to becoming a Canadian Certified Pedorthist, or C. Ped (C), by applying for
Western University’s Diploma in Pedorthicsthe only post-degree Pedorthics program offered in Canada and available online to anyone across the country.

  • Requirements: Kinesiology degree or 4-month Bridging Program for STEM graduates
  • Program: 8 Online Courses + 2 Practicums
  • Length: One Year (Full-Time) or Two Years (Part-Time)
  • When: May 15th Application Deadline | September Start Date
  • Tuition: $10,200 for domestic students or $17,000 for international students

After completing the program, Diploma of Pedorthic graduates must pass the Canadian Certified Pedorthist certification exam to become a C. Ped (C).

Pedorthics: A Rewarding Career

Why Should I Become a Pedorthist?

Pedorthics is a fast-growing, in-demand healthcare profession with high employment prospects.

With a post-graduate Diploma in Pedorthics from Western University, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience to start working as a C. Ped (C) immediately.

  • 100% of graduates pass the C. Ped (C) certification exam.
  • 100% of graduates secure full-time employment within one year of completion.
  • Career options such as becoming a small business owner, working in a multi-professional clinic, hospital, etc.

Job opportunities for a C. Ped (C) are abundant in retail locations, as well as clinic and lab settings. You can open an independent practice working for yourself or as a practician in a Pedorthic facility.

No matter what path you choose, Pedorthics will give you the chance to enjoy a long, meaningful career in healthcare helping people every day.