Accelerated Podiatry

  • Program Overview

    Podiatric Medicine is the branch of medicine which medically and surgically manages the care of the lower extremities. The podiatric physician is a health professional who is involved with the examination, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders by physical, medical and surgical means. He/she is trained to detect the signs of general bodily disorder, which may first appear in the lower extremity, such as diabetes or circulatory disorders. When such diagnoses are made, the podiatrist consults with the patient's family doctor concerning continuing treatment. Most podiatric physicians are in general practice; however, some concentrate on subspecialties such as orthopedics, surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, podopediatrics (children), and podogeriatrics (elderly).

    These are accelerated programs presented in cooperation with Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and the Kent State University Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. These are undergraduate professional programs of education leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences awarded by Gannon University and the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, awarded by the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine or the Kent State University Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. 

    Program Options

    • 3+4 Accelerated Podiatry

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