Bachelor of Science in Orthotics and Prostheticsin partnership with Century College

The Bachelor’s degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics is offered in partnership with Century College. Interested applicants should first enroll in and make progress toward graduation from the orthotics and prosthetics program at Century College before transferring to Concordia University, St. Paul.

Majoring in Orthotics and Prosthetics involves the study of how to design and fit orthopedic braces, artificial limbs, and other devices that improve the function and quality of life for individuals with disabilities. You will learn to effectively analyze, design and construct appropriate orthoses and prostheses and make sound ethical decisions surrounding their use. How is gait analysis conducted? What role can patient counseling play? What materials should be used in fabrication? You will gain knowledge and skills that are important for any career in orthotics and prosthetics as you complete 61 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Science degree.

Steps for Program Completion

Complete Steps 1-3 in order to earn the Bachelor of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics degree.
Please refer to Step 4 to continue onto the Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics degree.

Step 1: Complete the Orthotic and Prosthetic Fitter AAS degree at Century (60 credits)
  • Complete the Orthotic and Prosthetic Fitter AAS degree at Century
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II must be taken at CSP, in addition to the courses listed below.
  • It is recommended to complete the MnTC Goal Areas not met by the AAS degree at Century (16 credits) in order to have all general education requirements fulfilled at CSP. However, this is not required. Any unsatisfied general education courses can be taken during your time at CSP.
  • If pursuing the MS Orthotics and Prosthetics (MSOP) degree, Intro to Statistics is recommended to take
Step 2: Complete the Orthotics and Prosthetics BS portion at CSP (40 credits)

In order to earn the BSOP from Concordia, faculty policy has specific requirements about the number of credits students must earn within the major. In order to meet this requirement, all courses listed below (under the frequently asked questions section) must be completed at CSP; they cannot be transferred into CSP.

Step 3: Complete the O&P Clinical Applications Diploma at Century (33–40 credits)
Step 4: Complete the Masters of Science, Orthotics and Prosthetics degree at CSP (36 credits)

Please refer to MSOP admission page and the Transfer Guide for prerequisite coursework and admission requirements to the MS program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses have to be taken at CSP?
  • BIO 315 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr)
  • KHS 220 Research Methods (4 cr)
  • KHS 472 Athletic Training, Injury Prevention, and Safety (4 cr)
  • BIO 316 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr)
  • HCR 435 Ethics and Decision Making in Health Care Environment (4 cr)
  • KHS 473 Biomechanics (4 cr)
  • KHS 490 Senior Professional Seminar (1 cr)
  • KHS 436 Motor Development, Control & Motor Learning (4 cr)
  • KHS 400 Health Psychology (4 cr)
  • 2 Theology courses (6-8 credits)
Will Anatomy & Physiology I & II transfer into my major?

No. Both Anatomy & Physiology I & II must be taken at CSP.

When can I start taking Orthotics and Prosthetics coursework at CSP?

In order to take any orthotics and prosthetics major courses, we require the 1000 level coursework at Century College to be completed. The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is encouraged to be completed at Century, but not required. Any general education courses not fufilled by the MnTC can be completed at CSP, in addition to the major coursework.

What steps do I take to transfer to CSP?

Take a look at our Transfer Guide to ensure you are on the right path.

Once ready to transfer you can view our transfer admission requirements. We encourage you to connect with an admissions representative from both CSP and Century College to understand the course layout.

Do I have to reapply to Century to complete their O&P Clinical Applications Diploma?

Yes. Admission to the OPCA Diploma program at Century College requires a special application and is highly competitive. The college may not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum admission standards. Seeking early admissions is highly encouraged.

Will I earn a bachelor’s degree from CSP?

Yes. Our registrar’s office will confer the degree after we have received your official transcript from Century demonstrating the OPCA 2000-level coursework has been completed.

If I am pursuing the Master of Science in O&P (MSOP) program at CSP, when should I apply?

It is encouraged to complete Concordia’s application to the MSOP program during the Spring of your diploma year.

Can I live on-campus at CSP?

Yes. However you must be enrolled in at least one course to be eligible to live on-campus. You can find room and board cost here.

Students enrolled in only one course are not eligible for any merit-aid.

O&P Transfer Guide

Refer to our Transfer Guide for more detailed information.

Please note that page 3 of the Transfer Guide must be signed and sent to the office of admissions before enrolling at CSP.

Ready to Transfer to CSP?

Once you are ready to transfer view our transfer admission requirements and complete our online application.

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