Program Description

Specialize your nursing skills, and enhance your knowledge, with these specialized footcare courses and field practicum opportunity!

Designed specifically for RNs and RPNs, these courses can help increase your potential to find employment or start your own footcare management business.

Led by instructors with industry expertise, all courses are interactive and combine theory and practical application.

Students may request a Letter of Recognition upon successful completion of the two theory courses.

You may also be interested in the specialized Management of Wounds course.

Potential and in-progress students must be aware that most agencies accepting clinical/placement students require you to be fully vaccinated with Health Canada approved vaccines. If you are not fully immunized, it may have a significant impact on your ability to participate in clinical/field placement.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

green checkmark OSAP funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Use specialized knowledge & skills to provide safe, competent footcare to clients.
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate foot care within scope of practice.
  • Update and expand knowledge of footcare practices using a variety of resources and learning opportunities.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills in examining footcare situations.
  • Implement and promote evidence-based nursing practice through research utilization.
  • Utilize principles of health education, adult learning, and the teaching-learning process to meet the learning needs of foot care clients.


Career Opportunities

Specialization increases potential to find employment working in some capacity as a footcare practitioner.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Field Placement / Clinical

Students preparing for laboratory and clinical experience should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

You MUST register for Preplacement/Clinical Service (HLTH10223), which is not part of the program of study, to complete required health clearances prior to registering for a clinical.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

College Resources

Program Contact

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Completion Requirement

3 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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All courses in this program are typically offered each term.

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