Canadian Certified Pedorthists are one of the few healthcare professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function. Canadian Certified Pedorthists undergo a rigorous education and training process in order to be certified by The College of Pedorthics of Canada.
To become a Canadian Certified Pedorthist – C. Ped (C) – a candidate must first complete a university degree that includes courses in the areas of anatomy, biomechanics/gait analysis, medical conditions/diseases, physical assessment and ethics. The post-graduate training and examination process includes biomechanics, anatomy, pathomechanics, orthotic fabrication and modification, and footwear modification and fitting.
To become a C. Ped (C) you must first complete a university degree in Kinesiology
or a similar field that includes the pre-requisite courses.
Your path to become a C. Ped (C):
12 months in length
Required: Kinesiology Degree (Including Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Systemic Functional Anatomy and Introduction to Athletic Injuries)
NEW for May 2020
16 months in length
The University of Western Ontario Bridging Program provides an alternative path for students with science related backgrounds who do not meet the regular admission requirements. This comprehensive four month online program covers Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Systemic Functional Anatomy and Introduction to Athletic Injuries, preparing students who do not have a Kinesiology degree to enroll in the Diploma in Pedorthics.
Required: Degree in Sciences, Health Sciences or related background with 0.5 anatomy course
There are three levels of pedorthic certification offered in Canada:
- C. Ped MC – Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman
- C. Ped (C) – Certified Pedorthist Canada
- C. Ped Tech (C) – Certified Pedorthic Technician Canada – exam suspended
More details on each of these certifications is available here.
Learn more about bursaries that are available for students who have to relocate to participate in practicums.
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