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The department of Podiatry aims to produce creative, innovative and skilled podiatric practitioners with a communicative, holistic and caring attitude towards patients. Our students are exposed to an academically stimulating and hands-on clinical education/ throughout their years of study. Minimum entry requirements to study a four-year professional degree in Bachelor of Health Sciences in Podiatry are an APS of 28, with English (5) Mathematics (4) Mathematics Literacy (Not acceptable), Physical Sciences (4), Life Sciences (4).

While undergoing their training students get the opportunity to treat patients at our onsite Podiatry clinic from their second year of study. To expose students to a wider and more complex burden of foot and lower limb pathologies within South Africa, our students attend clinics and treat patients at the following hospitals;

  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic,
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic,
  • Helen Joseph and
  • Rahema Moosa Mother and Child hospitals.

Study Podiatry

Established over 35 years ago, the University of Johannesburg Podiatry department (formerly Technikon Witwatersrand) remains the only institution in Africa to offer a degree in Podiatry. The department of Podiatry is located within the Faculty of Health Sciences, which boast state of the art training facilities which includes the Simulation labs and Anatomy complex. Read more about Podiatry…

The last intake into the BTech Podiatry degree was in January 2019. These students would have completed their degree in 2020 in minimum time or 2024 in maximum time that is the six years maximum time—the intake in the new BHS Podiatry begun in 2020. Read more on phased out qualifications…


The University of Johannesburg Podiatry Clinic provides a comprehensive range of podiatry services including, foot and lower- limb assessment treatment of lesion of the skin and nail, including corns, calluses, and nail problems. Visit the Podiatry Clinic