Pedorthics

Pedorthics is the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices. Pedorthics uses footware and orthotics devices to help ease and treat these foot-related problems.

The Pedorthics program at Francis Tuttle provides a comprehensive education in Pedorthics. The curriculum is designed to introduce an entry-level student to the fundamentals of pedorthics patient care and services. The student will acquire knowledge and skills in patient evaluation, fabrication, fitting, follow-up, and documentation to meet the needs of the patient. After completion of the program, the student will be eligible to complete their hours of experience and then sit for the American Board of Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) board certification exam. Those who pass are registered by the board as a Certified Pedorthotist. Exam application is through ABC www.abcop.org.

At A Glance

Open To

Adults

Campus

Rockwell Students attend a mandatory, three-week boot camp at the Francis Tuttle Rockwell Campus in Oklahoma City. All other coursework is completed online.

Total Hours Required

960 hours

Length

10 months

Includes 3 weeks full-time boot camp.

Times

Students are responsible for completing 15 hours of online education per week on their own schedule, with instructor support available Monday through Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am -10:30 am. During the mandatory, on-site boot camp (120 hours), attendance is required from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Start dates are available in August and January.

Student Resources

Application Packet Textbook Info

Courses

  • Introduction to Pedorthics 40 hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology 105 hours
  • Biomechanics of the Foot and Lower Limb Related to Gait 120
  • Pedorthic Interventions and Pathologies 120
  • Pedorthic Equipment, Materials, and Fabrication 105 hours
  • Pedorthic On-Site Lab 120
  • Advanced Patient Assessment 90 hours
  • Practice Management 40 hours
  • Clinical Rotation 80
  • Capstone Project 140

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Certified Pedorthist (C.ped) issued by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics - $400.00

Tuition & Fees

  • In-State Tuition - $2,112.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbooks - $320.00
  • Background Check – $49.00

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

In-State Adult Students - $2,496.00

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Certified Pedorthist (C.ped) issued by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics - $400.00

Tuition & Fees

  • Out-of-State Tuition - $4,224.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbooks - $320.00
  • Background Check – $49.00

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Out-of-State Adult Students - $4,608.00

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$23,709 to $51,470

annually

Pass Rate

79%

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Hospitals, private pedorthic facilities, orthotic and prosthetic facilities, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals

Pedorthics major