Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
24 units, 288 credit points. Students will complete approximately 1,000 hours of professional placement in various settings throughout the four years of study.
Standard entry requirements
Year 12 or equivalent
The University is undertaking accreditation through the Pedorthic Association Australia (PPA). Once accredited, the degree will enable graduates to become members of the Association, to become certified pedorthists, and the practise as professional pedorthists in Australia.
|Campus||Fees||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Gold Coast||International: $79,200||No||No information available|
A pedorthist is a health care professional who specialises in the improvement of human movement, in particular gait and better foot function. Pedorthists conduct comprehensive assessments of clients which may lead to them manufacturing corrective footwear, orthoses or other supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and human mobility. Pedorthics is a growing industry and Southern Cross University is the first to offer a Bachelor qualification in this area.