New Year, New Career! Get 25% off Theory Course fees* Enrol Now

Foot Health Professional Theory Course

FHP Theory

The emphasis of our training is on a sound theoretical background, upon which we build with intensive clinical tuition. We provide students with real “hands-on” experience, treating patients with the conditions they are most likely to see in practice. Students have the benefit of personal tuition and are able to consult with a tutor on all aspects of the course and their future career.

Students study with us using a proven teaching method called “blended learning” consisting of specially written texts and videos and online resources, along with guidance from the Tutor’s and staff. The Smae Institute provides all the course material that you need, which includes a variety of textbooks, access to our FHP e-Learning website, theory modules (online or paper based), Portfolio Tasks, a number of Forums where you can interact with other students, online Journals and a personal student document folder.

We are the only Credit Rated Foot Health Course in the UK. Our course is Credit Rated by Queen Margaret University and carries 60 Higher Education Credits at Level 4. We are the only Institute to offer an FHP Diploma at this level. Our Diploma is equivalent to half of the first year of an undergraduate degree program.


Unit 1: Research, study and critical appraisal skills
Unit 2: Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 3: Anatomy of Motion
Unit 4: Circulatory & Lymphatic Systems
Unit 5: The Nervous System
Unit 6: The Skin
Unit 7: The Structure & Function of the Foot
Unit 8: Digital Deformity & Nail Conditions
Unit 9: Microbiology
Unit 10: Medicaments & Therapies
Unit 11: High Risk Foot
Unit 12: Business Practice

Theory Modules

The Theory section of our Foot Health Professional course consists of the following:

  • 12 Theory Modules (Paper based or Online)
  • 12 Portfolio Tasks

This part of our course has always received great care and attention and we are proud of the way in which we teach the Foot Health Professional course by this home study method. The course deals with all subjects in a comprehensive manner and is written to make learning a pleasure. The perfect way to study the theory course is to set aside a small number of hours each day enabling you to understand each module’s content as you make your way through the course.

What qualification will I be awarded?

Upon successful completion of the theory and practical element (Diploma) you will have eligibility for Membership of the College of Foot Health Professionals (MCFHP) and Membership of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals (MAFHP).

The initials that will follow your name are Dip FH, MCFHP MAFHP.

Membership of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals includes indemnity insurance to practice, as well as the option of joining one of the 13 regional branches where members meet up quarterly.

Theory Only

Was £592

Now just £444

Ready to enrol?

With our special offer of 25% off the theory course fee it means you can enrol online today for the Theory only at just £444, rather than £592 (UK). You can then pay for the Clinical Training when you have completed the theory element and are ready to attend.

If you would like to enrol now you can do so by clicking below, which includes the 25% discount. Alternatively you can print out the enrolment forms below and send to us.

"Great course and really pleased I chose the SMAE Institute! Really pleased with the quality of the books we were sent to study from, and the speed at which everything arrived!"


"Even though it is distance learning I feel that you are not far away for help or even a chat. I like the fact that you have photos on the site as it feels like you are talking to real people, which is reassuring!"

– J. Cole

"The Clinical practice has been an amazing experience and the Tutors were fabulous. So, so helpful and everyone wants to see you succeed so it is extremely motivating and uplifting. You will all enjoy!"

– L. Woodward

"I am completely happy with the content and structure of the course and find it fits in well with work as I do shift work so can't always study at a regular time. I feel the support is there when you need it and the feedback you get is excellent."

– Mrs Bee

"I had to make some phone calls and they could not have been nicer or more helpful. The person who answered my queries was very professional and knowledgeable without having to be passed to a different department or person."

– J. Kenna

"When contacting the Institute, I always received excellent support."

– T. Wright

"Online tutor chat is very, very helpful and great due to quick response times."

– L. Hockey

"Really enjoyed the clinical training, everything was very absorbing and interesting. I like the way we were taught because it was organised, comprehensive and easy to follow."

– I. Rowlands

"I attended an open day and enrolled on the same day... I was very impressed with the organisation, all staff were extremely helpful."

– C. Victor

Call our friendly team to book your open day visit 01628 621100