Podiatry Undergraduate Course Information

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is the dedicated study, diagnosis and treatment of a person’s foot, ankle and lower leg. Podiatrists are the only health care professionals who specialise in foot care and to practice podiatry requires extensive training and registration. Podiatrists care for people of all ages and apply non surgical and surgical treatment.

We offer the following undergraduate programme

Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry

Career Opportunities

Podiatrists are registered by the Podiatrists Board of New Zealand. Podiatrists practise privately or in public health, and in specialised areas such as:

  • Minor foot ailments
  • High risk patient management
  • Sports injuries and biomechanics
  • Foot and nail surgery
  • Foot health education

Qualified New Zealand podiatrists are able to practise in Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Download Career information on Podiatry

Podiatry article on nzherald website

Last updated: 20-Oct-2015 3.10pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.