Program Description

The BS/MSOP is a mixed, undergraduate and graduate track, accepting students both with and without a bachelor’s degree. This is one of the most robust orthotics and prosthetics curricula in the country with 156 academic units. Undergraduate students will simultaneously earn a B.S. in health sciences, and an MSOP in orthotics and prosthetics. Bachelor-prepared students will graduate with an MSOP degree.

Supervised clinical experience is obtained in a variety of settings during the program through clinical rotations and weekly grand rounds. These ongoing, weekly clinical rotations are an essential part of a student's academic and professional requirements, and prepare them for the final quarter clinical affiliations required for the completion of the MSOP degree curriculum.

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Program Length

2½-years (10 quarters)

Possible Careers

Orthotists and Prosthetists work in a variety of settings: private practice, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, specialty clinics, home health settings and nursing homes.

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2022 Oct 1, 2021 Sep 23, 2022
Autumn of 2023 Oct 2, 2022 Sep 22, 2023

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Entry-Level Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics, the applicant must have completed a minimum of 64 semester or 96 quarter credit units at a regionally accredited college or university and have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in both science and non-science courses.

Each student is required to complete an eighty (80) hour observation field experience at orthotic and prosthetics facilities of the student's choice with a letter of documentation for the hours of observation by the facility owner or clinical supervisor.

The BS/MSOP program accepts applicants with or without an earned bachelor degree. Students with or without an earned bachelor’s degree must comply with the profession's CAAHEP standards for admission into the BS/MSOP program:
*Individuals who have received a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university need to complete only the prerequisites denoted with an asterisk (*).

Prerequisites

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