June applications have now closed. Next application window: October 2019
October application guide PDF will be posted at the end of August
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Summary of the program:
– Appox 200 hours of study (written/audio/video content and a practical movement practice)
– Flexible graduation date with final exam scheduled anywhere from 6 weeks to 1 year after admission date
– 3 projects, 30 minute final Skype exam
– Graduation lists you on the TFC Foot Nerd global online registry, allows you to eventually deliver seminars/workshops (and get paid to do it)
– Curriculum: 5 written modules, 3 textbooks (included in tuition), 13 articles, 19 podcasts, 9 videos, 40+ movement & mobilization videos, online access to filmed TFC seminar and workshop 1.0 (and we are continually adding to this list and evolving the content on a monthly basis)
– Class of 2019: 100 people accepted (26 in Feb, 30 in June, 44 in October)
– 2019 Tuition: $1,750 CAD (one time fee, includes lifetime access to the program curriculum as it continues to evolve)
For more details about the program you can download our 2019 program information PDF available to download below:
[UPDATED VERSION COMING SOON]
Why create the Foot Nerd Program?
Because we’re currently in the middle of a health crisis. Modern day life has not been kind to the human body and its costing us our health. Sitting in chairs, wearing poor footwear, a lack of movement – all of these things create a perfect storm that cause our bodies to break down prematurely and people are lost.
The current “healthcare system” is really a sick care system. We wait until people get injured and manage their symptoms without ever addressing the root cause of why the issues are persisting. We manage disease but don’t teach health and its not sustainable.
We created the Foot Nerd program as a way to bring together a global community of people interested in helping to solve the health crisis. A combined effort to crowdfund a health education platform that remains current, is constantly evolving and establishes a level of competence in teaching effective health education. A global tribe on a mission to empower humans to understand the simplicity of optimal health and help others.
Our team of therapists at TFC have spent the last 3 years learning as much as possible about effectively restoring the health of the human foot. After 3 years of science (not just the kind that you read in a journal – objective, repeatable science by working on ourselves and patients we treat), our team has witnessed results to the point that we feel confident sharing it with others as an effective approach to improve the function of the human machine starting at the feet and hips. We don’t claim to know everything or have the best approach but we do know that it WORKS and is based on logic, reason, use of the scientific method, physiological and biological consideration and an unbiased mission to restore strong, functional and painfree feet.
The Foot Nerd program delivers an online training platform that gives you access to what we’ve learned until now (and continue to learn) and will eventually help connect you with people in need of help.
You don’t need to be a health professional to be a foot nerd although physical therapists, doctors, massage therapists and movement coaches are great candidates.
The curriculum includes online education modules, audio podcasts, published articles, mandatory textbooks, recommended readings and an appendix of videos. Graduating from the program includes being listed on our online global Foot Nerd registry and the eventual opportunity to teach workshops and seminars around the world (and get paid to do it !!!!).
First round of selections will be made in February 2019. Priority application will be given to people who have taken a TFC seminar and 2019 program enrolment will be limited to 100 people (25 in feb, 25 in June, 50 in October)
In a perfect world we would do this and not worry about making money but the reality is that in order for the education platform to grow, reach more people and change the world of health (starting at the feet), it requires funding. With that said, the FN program is a [net zero] division of TFC. That means all profits are re-invested into the program and no individual or company (including TFC) will ever profit from the program. TFC simply acts to oversee the program and provide staff to administer it. That promise includes full financial transparency to anyone enrolled in the program with monthly financial summaries sent to everyone about where tuition money is allocated.
Nick, Chief Foot Nerd