• Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics

    Delivery: Daytime, on-campus courses.
    Start: Fall and Spring Semester, Full Time

    Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time

    • Pedorthic — Certificate (18 credits)

About the Program

If you are a current student in the program, refer to the 2017-2018 catalog for program requirements

Pedorthics is the science and practice of evaluating, fabricating, and delivering footwear and foot orthoses to prevent, ease, or treat painful or disabling conditions of the foot and ankle. Pedorthists play a crucial role in the health care profession of Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. Utilizing traditional plaster casting and 3D scanning technology, students learn to modify, or fabricate footwear to help people maintain or regain as much mobility as possible.

A pedorthist performs patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.


Image of student on a prosthetic leg.

Potential Job Titles

Image of person drawing on person's foot.
  • Pedorthist
  • Shoe Fitter

Salary Data

Average Wage: $32,000 - $77,000 annually

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu