unisa logo

Interested in Podiatry?

Study at the No.1 University in South Australia for graduate employment in Health1.

With South Australia's only degree in podiatry, you'll graduate qualified to diagnose and treat disorders of the foot and lower limb. 

UniSA's podiatry degree offers over 1000 hours of practical learning opportunities in our on-campus Podiatry Clinic and in industry, where you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to work as a practicing podiatrist alongside other health professionals

Our fully-functioning Podiatry Clinic offers a range of clinical services to members of the community – you will be given the opportunity to carry out podiatric assessment and treatment under the supervision of registered practicing podiatrists. 

1 QILT: Australian Graduate Survey – Graduate Destinations 2016, UG Health Services and Support Full-time Employment Indicator

Key features

  • Study at the No.1 University in South Australia for graduate employment in Health1.
  • Study the only podiatry degree in South Australia.
  • Learn from registered podiatrists in the Podiatry Clinic located on-campus.
  • Gain real-world experience when you complete clinical placements.
  • Benefit from our strong industry links and long-standing history in podiatry education.

1 QILT: Australian Graduate Survey – Graduate Destinations 2016, UG Health Services and Support Full-time Employment Indicator

Why UniSA?

We offer the only podiatry degree in South Australia and we are number one in South Australia for graduate careers1.

We have invested more than $2 million in on-campus clinics, including our state-of-the-art on-campus Podiatry Clinic where you will gain valuable practical experience. You’ll also be taught by industry professionals - our teachers have a very practical approach to learning, which means you’ll work on real-world projects and gain practical experience. 

UniSA is Australia’s youngest university to receive five-stars in research2 and this excellence shines through our teaching. We are inspired by challenges and opportunities, and partner with local icons and international organisations to deliver impact and change.

1QILT: Graduate Destinations Survey, 2014 – 2016 Full-Time Employment Indicator
22017 QS Stars Rankings

UniSA offers 3 Podiatry degrees

Choose your level of study

World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

SA Health logo

Your career

As the No.1 University in South Australia for graduate employment in Health1, you will be well placed to pursue a career in podiatry.

Successful podiatrists possess excellent motor skills, as well as outstanding communication skills. If you’re interested in working with people and promoting wellbeing, this profession may be for you. 

Podiatrists are employed in a range of settings, including:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • private practice
  • aged care
  • sports injury management
  • children’s health
  • occupational health

1 QILT: Australian Graduate Survey – Graduate Destinations 2016, UG Health Services and Support Full-time Employment Indicator

Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university, our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. Our students have had placements and internships with organisations like:

  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • Footmed Food & Ankle Clinics
  • GP Plus Health Care Centre
  • Posture Podiatry
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Sportsmed SA

Short programs

Are you after a career change or looking to upgrade your existing skills? Or perhaps you just have an interest in a particular subject area and want to further your experience, skills and knowledge. We offer a suite of short programs that will allow you to build your knowledge and skill set.

Designed in collaboration with expert academics, program content is industry-relevant and up-to-date. Short programs for podiatry include the Professional Certificate in Practice Education.

Industry facts

column-chart-growth

To November 2020, healthcare and social assistance is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth in Australia - an increase of 250,200 jobs1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment 2017 

chart-people

Healthcare and social assistance has been the primary provider of new jobs in the Australian labour market since the 1990s1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment 2017

Ask UniSA

anchor-arrow
More FAQs

Study at UniSA

Apply now to study at the No.1 University in South Australia for graduate employment in Health1.

1QILT: Australian Graduate Survey – Graduate Destinations 2016, UG Health Services and Support Full-time Employment Indicator.

UniSA Video

What others are saying

I was interested in the sports and anatomy areas of health, but also skins and diseases. I have done placements in Broken Hill, and Whyalla, the rural placements were really enjoyable as they allowed me to see a different range of clinical cases that I may not get to see in metropolitan areas.

Jane Bowden

Bachelor of Podiatry

Jane Bowden

Jane Bowden

Bachelor of Podiatry

I did placements in the University of South Australia Podiatry Clinic and in external organisations in both metropolitan and rural settings. These placements, along with the weekly clinic sessions, equipped me with the confidence and experience needed when entering the workforce.

Arnold Hu

Bachelor of Podiatry

Arnold Hu

Arnold Hu

Bachelor of Podiatry

Completing Honours opened up opportunities for me. I was able to explore a topic in detail and was fortunate enough to be introduced to established and enthusiastic researchers within the University.

John Arnold

Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)

John Arnold

John Arnold

Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

ipad-tablet-ebook-reading-studying-learning-ebook

Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

graduate-cap

Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*QILT: Graduate Destination Survey 2014-2016 Full-time Employment Indicator

ribbon-blue-commerce

A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017