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Training health experts in human mobility.
If you want to help people to walk, run, skip or dance their way through life, the Bachelor of Podiatry is for you. From babies to baby boomers, you’ll become an expert in the study of feet – big and small – and embark on a career that is rewarding and varied.
Our three-year accelerated podiatry degree based at our Central Coast campus will prepare you to be 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.
When you graduate, you will be highly employable, thanks to world-class training, state-of-the-art facilities and more than 1,000 hours of practical experience.
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 such as diabetes and arthritis. As part of your studies you will:
You will study a range of podiatry courses including:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Our podiatry students have great employment opportunities. Within four months of graduation, 90% of our health graduates are employed full time.
Podiatrists work in a range of health environments, including:
The Bachelor of Podiatry is a very specialised qualification and graduates are likely to find work in private practice or possibly hospital settings. The jobs listed below include more detailed information on the typical career paths for Podiatry graduates.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Podiatry, graduates will be eligible for registration as a Podiatrist. Areas such as Podiatric Surgery will require the completion of further study to gain qualification.
Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Podiatry.
Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.
This degree is accredited by the Australia and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council.
After graduating, you will also be eligible to apply for registration with the Podiatry Registration Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Podiatry students complete more than 1,000 hours of practical experience during their second and third year of studies. You will work alongside experienced podiatrists in the University of Newcastle Podiatry Teaching Clinic and on external placement in rural and regional areas, gaining hands-on experience in a supervised environment while providing communities with a valuable service.
Our state-of-the-art teaching facilities include orthoses, clinical skills and research laboratories. As a podiatry student, you will be exposed to all aspects of podiatry from manufacturing orthoses and various forms of arch supports to learning basic nail surgery skills.