Pre Podiatry Program
The pre podiatry program at Parkside is designed to help you gain the necessary academic and professional requirements that will help you become a competitive candidate for professional podiatry schools. We offer exceptional learning opportunities in a small class setting which helps with your success.
If you are interested in providing medical and surgical care for patience with lower leg, foot and ankle care, the pre podiatry program is for you. There are several specialties you are able to select such as surgical, sports medicine as well as diabetes and other diseases.
The job outlook for a career in podiatry is strong, 10% over the next few years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this growth is due to an every growing aging population.
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UW-PARKSIDE PRE-PODIATRY ACCEPTANCE RATE 2001-2023
Medical Schools Parkside Students Attended
Source: Dr. Bryan Lewis, Associate Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences; Director, Center for Health Sciences and Pre-Health Programs 2001-2023 acceptance rates information, University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Partners in your future
As a student in the pre-podiatry program you will receive:
- Assistance in obtaining shadowing/internship experiences with local podiatrists
- Help to ensure that you are choosing the correct career pathway
- Experience required to gain acceptance into podiatry school
Podiatry School Program Pre-Requisites and Electives
Common science and math pre-requisite classes that are required by most podiatry programs
General Biology | BIOS 101 and 102 | 8 credits | 1 year
General Chemistry | CHEM 101 and 102 | 10 credits | 1 year
Organic Chemistry | CHEM 321, 322, and 323 |11 credits | 1 year
Physics | PHYS 105 and 106 |10 credits | 1 year
Other classes you may want to consider taking as electives to help prepare for podiatry school
Anatomy | BIOS 300 | 4 credits
Physiology | BIOS 341 | 3 credits
Biochemistry | BIOS 307 | 3 credits
Microbiology | BIOS 303 | 4 credits
Neuroscience | BIOS 420 | 3 credits
Accredited podiatry school programs can be found at the National Podiatry Association website.