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Not one to squirm at feet? Then maybe podiatry is for you.

Podiatry is the area of medicine relating to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. This area of medicine is highly specialised, as podiatrists are the only health professionals that receive this training.

Podiatrists treat some of our top athletes for foot ailments and sports injuries. As they are the only health care professionals who specialise in foot care, to practice podiatry requires extensive training and registration. Podiatrists care for people of all ages and apply non-surgical and surgical treatment.

Studying Podiatry offers a mixture of theoretical and practical learning with the chance to assist on clinical placements, which increases your opportunities for the working world. In class, you will be equipped with all the necessary tools and equipment needed to put your theory into practice.

Because of how specialised Podiatry is, there is only one place to study the discipline in New Zealand. Because of this, Podiatrists are very sought after in the workforce and those trained in New Zealand are able to work in Australia, the United Kingdom and Singapore. Studying this discipline therefore means doors to a fascinating career will open for you worldwide.