Pre-Podiatry Studies

The minimum admission requirements for podiatry schools in the United States include an earned bachelor’s degree with the following:

  • 20 semester hours of introductory and advanced biology
  • 12 semester hours  of liberal arts electives
  • 8 semester hours of general chemistry
  • 8 semester hours of organic chemistry
  • 4 semester hours of biochemistry

9 semester hours of English composition and literature; 3 semester hours of mathematics; and 8 semester hours of general physics. In addition to these minimum stated prerequisite courses, many podiatry schools also recommend upper division science courses such as cellular biochemistry, molecular biology, comparative anatomy, and quantitative analysis.

For the student who intends to finish a baccalaureate degree in four years and afterward enter directly into professional school, the pre-podiatry curriculum must be completed by the end of the junior year of college. Podiatry schools are stressing a broad, general training at the undergraduate level, and admission committees are seeking for applicants who have demonstrate research, volunteer, and shadowing experiences that reflect intellectual curiosity and the potential for leadership in the profession.

To learn more about preparing for a career in podiatric medicine, review the following curriculum suggestions, professional resources, and virtual links to accredited programs throughout the country.

Professional Resources

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service
AACPMAS Application Service for Podiatry

Medical College Admission Test


Podiatry School in the United States

Since there are no colleges of podiatric medicine in Texas, students may wish to review the nine CPME accredited podiatric medical schools in the U.S.
Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program at

Midwestern University 
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine BUSPM Website
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery DMU Website
New York College of Podiatric Medicine NYCPM Website
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine KSUCPM Website
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University SCPM Website
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine 
College of Podiatric Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences Website