What will I learn?

Put your best foot forward in a degree that is the basis of an exciting professional future.

With a focus on biomechanics, foot function and improved mobility, our Bachelor of Pedorthics is the most advanced pedorthic education and training program in the country, and the only one of its kind offered by an Australian university.

Pedorthics is a person-centred field of allied health focused on creative design solutions for commercial and orthopaedic footwear and orthotic appliances; to improve body function, prevent injury and reduce the impact of disease and disability.

You'll learn about health conditions that impact the feet, the mechanics of gait, footwear design and production and even entrepreneurship. You'll develop your practical skills in our advanced on-campus laboratories and gain invaluable work experience through substantial placements. Our teaching team includes world leading certified pedorthists and multidisciplinary experts.

As a graduate, you will have the opportunity to work in a range of sectors, including health practices, disability services and the sporting and fashion footwear industries. You'll draw on your knowledge to perform comprehensive evidence-based assessments to diagnose conditions of the lower limb and be able to prescribe, design, and fabricate creative solutions by making orthotic appliances modifying footwear or custom-making orthopaedic footwear.

Career opportunities

A pedorthist is a rare and valued health professional. As a graduate you can work in your own practice, in lower limb clinics, for orthopaedic footwear companies, or in high risk foot clinics within a multidisciplinary team.

Some typical career paths in pedorthics include pain management of issues related to the foot, knee and back, diabetes foot management to prevent limb loss, disability health services, footwear design and manufacture, fashion footwear, paediatric corrective footwear and orthoses and in the sporting industry for elite performance or orthotic support.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Human Sciences

CRICOS

086343K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,600.00 (14,95,125) per year
AUD $3,450 per unit
Start date

25 October 2021

Venue

Bilinga Campus

Room A1.11, Southern Cross Drive,

BILINGA,

Queensland,

4225, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL (paper based) score of 570; Pearson test of English (PTE) academic general score of 64; Cambridge English: advanced (CAE) general score of 58; Occupational English test (OET) score of Grade B or above.

For international students

Applicants who do not meet Rule 2 English Language Proficiency Requirements must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 with a score of no less than 6.5 across each of the bands of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

An applicant who has completed a Certificate III qualification will not be admitted solely on the basis of this qualification.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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