Podiatry Schools

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Overview

Podiatry is the study and care of feet and lower legs. Individuals in this field specialize in treating ailments affecting feet, utilizing a variety of methods to diagnose and gauge the dangers present and work to provide treatment in order to cure or prevent further problems. This may including identifying support problems, weakened bones, and other factors that could cause additional medical problems in the spine or other parts of the body.

Education and Schools

Podiatry is a graduate level education that confers onto the student a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree upon completion. Individuals should have a related undergraduate level degree and have performed well on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to be admitted into a program. Individuals will study a variety of topics in order to round out their education and prepare individuals with the knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat ailments.

A curriculum will include:

  • Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

Individuals will apply to medical schools that offer programs in podiatry. As such, individuals should make certain that the facilities and curriculum offered are current and relevant. Practical experience during education is invaluable, and schools with high ratings in this regard are more desirable. Additionally, schools that have large numbers of graduates defaulting on loans are also less desirable.

Employment Opportunities

The number of jobs for podiatrists is expected to increase over the next decade as more and more individuals gain access to healthcare, and the aging of the United States population results in pain and other ailments related to the foot and lower leg. Podiatrists are also seeing increased participation in group settings, and as such are becoming more common in the overall treatment and assessment of patient health.

The American Podiatric Medical Association is a professional organization the provides protection and advancement of podiatric interests, as well as maintaining resources that allow for updates and advancements in procedure and education for practicing podiatrists.

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Colleges That Offer Podiatry

Listed below are the most popular schools in the U.S. that may have podiatry programs. Schools can be filtered by clicking the drop-down menu below and selecting online or a state. Popular schools are defined as the most number of graduates as reported by the latest published IPEDS survey.*

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C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Kent State University - Kent Campus

Kent, OH |

Kent State University is a public research university, and one of the largest university's in the state of Ohio, comprised of eight campuses. Kent State offers high-quality bachelor's degree programs, as well as innovative graduate studies and research at the master's and doctoral degree levels. The Kent Campus is the university's main location, which offers on-campus housing and state-of-the-art ...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $10,012
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (330) 672-3000

Programs

  • Podiatry (D)
  • Public Health (D)
  • Health Informatics (D)

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

North Chicago, IL |

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a nonprofit private graduate level institution, is located in North Chicago, Illinois. The enrollment at this school is approximately a thousand students yearly. Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, this school awards graduate level degrees as a medical and healthcare school.Several specialty schools of ...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (847) 578-3000

Programs

  • Pharmacy (D)
  • Podiatry (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (D)

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

New York, NY |

Located in New York, New York, New York College of Podiatric Medicine is a nonprofit private graduate level school. Enrollment at this school exceeds 350 students annually. The school is accredited by the American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education to provide programs as a health sciences school.The podiatry school program has an annual tuition which is approximately ...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (212) 410-8000

Programs

  • Podiatry (D)

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA |

Temple University is a large university with more than 17 schools and colleges.  It is known as a world-class teaching and public research institution, located between New York City and Washington, D.C. Along with University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University, Temple is one of three public research universities in Pennsylvania.  Temple's research programs consistently receive top ranking in ...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $15,188
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (215) 204-7000

Programs

  • Pharmacy (M,D)
  • Pharmacy Administration, Policy and Regulatory Affairs (M,D)
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (M,D)
  • Clinical and Industrial Drug Development (M,D)

Barry University

Miami, FL |

Barry University is a nonprofit private institution located in Miami, Florida and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Enrollment at Barry University is nearly 9,000 per year.A list of some of the more ...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $28,800
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (800) 756-6000

Programs

  • Podiatry (D)
  • Public Health (D)
  • Occupational Therapy (D)

Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center

Des Moines, IA |

Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center is a nonprofit private graduate school in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual enrollment for the school is about a thousand students. Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center awards graduate level degrees as a health sciences school.Des Moines ...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (515) 271-1400

Programs

  • Podiatry (D)
  • Public Health (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA |

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) was founded in 1909 in Oakland, California, as a hospital school of nursing. Offering undergraduate courses in nursing, and graduate programs in nursing, occupational therapy, podiatric medicine, physical therapy and physical assistant, the college is located on the campus of the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland.Pre-nursing training via partnership programs are available at four ...

School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (510) 869-6511

Programs

  • Podiatry (D)
  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, CA |

Located in Pomona, California, Western University of Health Sciences is a nonprofit private graduate level school. The enrollment at this school is about 2,900 students per year. Western University of Health Sciences is a greatly respected health sciences school and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.Western University of ...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (909) 623-6116

Programs

  • Pharmacy (D)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (D)
  • Podiatry (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

Midwestern University - Glendale

Glendale, AZ |

Located in Glendale, Arizona, Midwestern University - Glendale is a nonprofit private graduate institution. The enrollment at this school is nearly 2,500 students annually. Midwestern University - Glendale is a highly respected healthcare and medical school and is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.A number specialty schools of study are operated ...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (623) 572-3200

Programs

  • Pharmacy (D)
  • Podiatry (D)
  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

Notes: The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.