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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Medical Schools Parkside Students Attended

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Barry  |  Des Moines  |  Ohio  |  Scholl

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.


The most common majors that students choose to complete their pre-podiatry education are:

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Applied Health Sciences
  3. Chemistry

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

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.

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