Master of Science inOrthotics and Prosthetics

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Program Overview

Credit Hours: 33

Concordia University, St. Paul’s Master of Science (MS) in Orthotics and Prosthetics provides an educational preparation for orthotists and prosthetists in the evaluation, fabrication, and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. Students are trained on the assessment, treatment plan development, implementation, follow-up, and practice management of orthotic and prosthetic care.

The Concordia University, St. Paul and Century College Partnership
The MS in Orthotics and Prosthetics is offered through a unique collaborative partnership between Concordia University, St. Paul and Century College. CSP and Century College representatives work closely to ensure a high-quality student experience that meets the educational needs of the orthotics and prosthetics industry.  

MSOP Admissions Criteria

1. Complete O&P Specific Prerequisites. This can be ... Read More

accomplished by one of the following:

  • Complete the Clinical Applications Diploma at Century College
  • Are currently certified as an American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) Prosthetic-Orthotic Assistant (CPOA) or Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO) (Summary: Possess either ABC CPOA or ABC CPO).

If you have not completed these O&P specific prerequisites, please visit Century College’s website for more              information.

2. Complete Additional Prerequisite Coursework. Each of the following pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C grade (not C-) or better: Biology with lab, Chemistry with lab, Physics with lab, Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab, General Psychology, and Statistics.

Additional Information about the Program
The application deadline is August 1 with FALL ONLY starts each year. The 22-month program (5 ½ semesters) consists of 33 credit hours offered primarily online with three, one-week intensives held on the Century College campus.

Timeline to Completion
Although CSP’s program is 22 months, the timeline to complete the entire O & P curriculum between Concordia and Century is longer unless a student completes the BS-Orthotics and Prosthetics degree from Concordia, or the student is an ABC CPOA. Please view these flow charts for more information regarding the Concordia-Century partnership and associated timelines.

FLOW CHART FOR STUDENTS EARLY IN THEIR ACADEMIC CAREERS

FLOW CHART FOR STUDENTS WITH PREVIOUSLY CONFERRED BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

Residency after Graduation
Upon conferral of the MSOP degree, students will need to complete an NCOPE approved residency. Students can visit the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) website for more information regarding residency eligibility and requirements.

Program Accreditation
Concordia University, St. Paul’s MSOP program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (www.ncope.org).

 

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