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Podiatry is the medical study of feet and ankles. As a podiatrist, you’ll be guiding people in the health of their feet, caring for sprained and broken ankles, aiding athletes in foot movement, or evaluating a patient’s arch or even toe problems. To enter professional school for podiatric medicine, you’ll first need a bachelor’s degree. At Wayne State, recommended majors are biology or chemistry. You’ll graduate from Wayne State, and then you’ll be ready to take on coursework at a professional podiatry school.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: This program is set up so you can receive your B.S. in biology or chemistry from WSC. Then you’ll be ready for graduate work at a professional podiatry school. 


Suggested courses of study at WSC: Biology, Chemical Sciences, Health Sciences (Life Sciences)

Popular minors: Chemistry, Spanish


Hours required:
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 12


School: Natural and Social Sciences


Department: Life Sciences


Grades: C or better needed to enter medical school

Pre-Podiatric Medicine Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid to help you on your path to a degree in podiatric medicine.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Critical thinking
  • Scientific reasoning
  • Data collection/analysis
  • Scientific/clinical research interpretation
  • Applied mathematics
  • Applied biology and chemistry lab skills
  • Molecular biology

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Podiatrist
  • Podiatry medical assistant
  • Podiatric nurse
  • Orthopedic physician
  • Pediatric podiatrist
  • Sports podiatrist
  • Surgical technician
  • Orthopedic reconstruction specialist
  • Orthopedic surgeon
  • Orthotics developer
  • Podiatry educator

Employers

Employers

  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Sports teams or clubs
  • Surgical centers
  • Private medical practices
  • Orthotic companies
  • Prosthesis companies
  • Medical research facilities
  • Non-profit organizations

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service-Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Biology and Chemistry Student Activities

Opportunities

  • Research, trips, and more – Conduct your own research and even present your findings at regional conferences, help judge at the Nebraska Science Bowl and Junior Academy of Science Fairs, visit area science labs.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships

Internships

Internships are not required for the pre-professional podiatry program at Wayne State College, as these are typically completed in your final years of professional school for degree completion. However, Career Services is available to help you find job opportunities if you are looking for field-related work experience.

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