Training health experts in human mobility.
Our three-year accelerated podiatry degree will get you career-ready, faster than your peers. Help restore a person's independence and mobility by learning to diagnose, treat, and manage patients' foot and lower leg problems. UON podiatry graduates are highly employable, thanks to our world-class training and high demand for specialised health experts across Australia.
A career in podiatry is challenging and rewarding. You could find yourself correcting sports injuries; addressing developmental issues in children; supporting elderly mobility; or treating chronic illnesses. Increasingly, podiatrists are also being called on to help address chronic health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis
Why study with us?
- One of Australia's only accelerated podiatry courses. Our intensive three-year program lets you launch your career sooner.
- Hands-on training in state-of-the-art facilities. With more than 1,000 hours of hands-on practice throughout your degree, you'll gain real-world experience in a variety of health care settings.
- Tick the boxes for professional registration. After graduating, you're eligible to register with the Podiatry Registration Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
- Great employment prospects. Podiatry graduates enjoy a starting salary of $55,000 and 83% secure employment within four months of completing their degree.
What will you study?
Over an accelerated three-year course, your studies will combine comprehensive theory and more than 1,000 hours of practical experience to ensure you're well-prepared for a successful podiatry career helping individuals of all ages. You will:
- Discover how to identify and analyse complex health problems within podiatry practice and develop solutions to these problems.
- Learn to work within a multidisciplinary health team to best meet patients' health needs.
- Undertaken rural and regional health placements at our podiatry clinics.
- Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning as a podiatrist.
Your course topics will include:
- physiology and biomechanics
- podiatric theory
Our podiatry students have great employment opportunities. Within four months of graduation, 83% of our health graduates are employed full time.
Podiatrists work in a range of health environments, including:
- private and public practices
- general hospitals
- rehabilitation and community health centres
- sports clinics
- research centres