Podiatrist looking at x-ray of patient’s foot
  • Program Type
    Concentration
  • School
    School of Arts & Sciences

Prepare for a rewarding career in a flexible, challenging health care field. Be a servant leader in your profession and your community.

What You’ll Learn

Your coursework will have a strong focus on biology and the sciences, preparing you for acceptance to a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree program. The 10-course pre-podiatric concentration can be taken with any Mary undergraduate program.

Prepare for a DPM program.

In addition to your coursework, you can engage in independent research projects, seminars, and panel discussions that will help you get into — and succeed in — a podiatric medical school.

Be mentored by experienced faculty.

You’ll receive individual attention in small-class settings and work closely with faculty who are distinguished educators and recognized leaders in their areas.

Strengthen your skills of servant leadership.

Develop the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values of servant leadership that distinguish a Mary education and are much-needed in all health-related professions.

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

Podiatrists — medical professionals who specialize in treating the foot and ankle — find jobs in diverse health care settings. From the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine: “Advances in the treatment of sports injuries, coupled with the active lifestyles of the aging baby boomer population, have made podiatrists an important part of our health-care teams.”

Career Paths

  • Podiatrist
  • Surgical podiatry specialist
  • Sports medicine specialist
  • Geriatric specialist
  • Public health director
  • Educator

Take Your Next Step in the Pre-Podiatry Concentration