An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Pedorthics – MSc (P) Program

Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand pedorthics degree program of National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS). Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS and ask us any questions you may have. All pedorthics classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using an optional portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Students are also required to perform practical work (plaster casting, foam casting, building orthotics, etc) at their own time, expense and place.

Why Study Pedorthics?

Many of the largest Canadian extended health plan insurers (including Manulife, Sun Life Insurance Company of Canada & Blue Cross Insurance Company of Canada) no longer cover custom made foot orthotics & orthopedic shoes if dispensed by chiropractors, physiotherapists, registered massage therapists and osteopaths. However they will continue covering orthotic footwear if dispensed by pedorthists.Health professionals who provide orthotics to their patients should consider becoming a pedorthist so they could continue to orthotics footwear to their patients who are in need of these services.

Why Choose to Study Pedorthics at NUMSS?

Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the only online on-demand & affordable MSc program in Pedorthics. This program is ideal for the working health professionals as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn an MSc in Pedorthics without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (P) program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.

Admission Prerequisites

The prerequisite to enter the Master of Science (MSc) in Pedorthics is having a bachelor’s degree in any field, however preference is given to those with previous health education. Those students who do not have a bachelor’s degree must enrol in the dual degree program of Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy and the Master of Science in Pedorthics (BSc (O), MSc (P)).

All category 1, 2 and 3 students who have a bachelor’s degree can complete the MSc (P) program in 2 semesters (1 year) at the total tuition of 5,500 EURO.

Those students who do not have a bachelor’s degree must complete the dual degree of BSc (O), MSc (P). For those students who are category 1 (no prior health education) the dual degree program is 3 years long at the total tuition of 19,260 EURO. After 3 years students graduate with 2 degrees, a bachelor of science in osteopathy and a master of science in pedorthics. Category 2 & 3 students (with previous health education) can complete the dual degree program in 1 year at the total tuition of 6,420 EURO and graduate with both degrees.

1st Year (1st semester)1st Year (2nd semester)
Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower LimbFootwear Modification
Pathomechanics and Pedorthic FootcareTheory in Foot Orthoses
Diagnosis and AssessmentsPedorthic Patient Assessment
Clinical BiomechanicsThesis
Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy: Orthodics and Casting