Program Overview

As a podiatrist, you'll diagnose and manage conditions of the foot and lower limb.With La Trobe's Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) you'll learn from experts – experienced podiatrists, researchers and teachers in sport medicine, biomechanics, hospital-based podiatry, paediatrics and foot surgery – who will prepare you for a rewarding career in health.

As a podiatry student, you'll complete a cutting-edge degree, studying human anatomy, physiology, medical conditions, pharmacology, and sport medicine. From these foundations you'll learn to perform minor surgical procedures, manage complex foot and ankle conditions, and explore specialised podiatry equipment such as grinders, vacuum presses and 3D laser scanners to manufacture foot orthoses, and dopplers to assess blood flow.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 40,600




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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Cutaneous Science Of The Foot
  • Foundations Of Professional Communication
  • Human Biosciences A
  • Human Biosciences B
  • Microbiology For Allied Health
  • Podiatric Practice A
  • Research And Evidence In Practice

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • 7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 40,600 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

You can practise as a qualified podiatrist in a range of roles, including:

  • Private practice
  • Sports podiatry
  • Medical podiatry
  • Footwear industry


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