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Overview

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Why Choose Pitt Prosthetics and Orthotics?

We asked current students why they chose to attend Pitt for a master's degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics and here's what they said! Our program provides:

  • A flexible curriculum for students to focus on research and/or clinical practice
  • State-of-the-art labs and technology at Pitt facilities
  • Knowledgeable, friendly instructors
  • A class size that allows for individual student attention and access to faculty
  • Plenty of exposure to experienced clinicians beyond Pitt's faculty and a chance to network with professionals both nationally and internationally
  • Opportunities to gain real-world experience in a wide variety of settings within a strong rehab community
  • A record of student success - 100% of students receive certification!
  • A strong student organization
  • A young "hip" professional setting at Bakery Square
  • The advantages of living in a city with culture, a long tradition of sports and a low cost of living

 

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About

Our two-year graduate program in Prosthetics & Orthotics is one of just 13 in the nation, teaching students how to work with physicians, therapists and other health care professionals to provide the orthotic and prosthetic needs of patients. Learn about the profession and Pitt's Prosthetics and Orthotics Program.

Admission

Applicants to the Prosthetics & Orthotics Program can have an undergraduate degree in any area as long as they have completed the prerequisite coursework and all other admission requirements.

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Curriculum

The 66-credit Prosthetics and Orthotics curriculum requires five consecutive semesters of study and clinical internships, culminating in a comprehensive exam. Students can choose thesis and non-thesis options.

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Sholarships

There are a number of Prosthetics and Orthotics scholarship opportunities from various programs, foundations and organizations, each with different deadlines. 


Accreditation Status

The Master of Science Program in Prosthetics and Orthotics has been granted accreditation by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE). Our graduates are fully eligible to do an NCOPE residency, and then upon successful completion of the residency, take the certification examinations offered by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC).

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    Alumni Testimonials

    Michael Yiallourides (PO '15)

    “This program offered dozens of networking opportunities, guest speakers, trips to different clinics and even clinics in OTHER countries.”  

  • Amanda Gilarski

    Alumni Testimonials

    Amanda Gilarski (PO '15)

    "We have access to a gait lab, research opportunities, a CAREN system, and study aboard experiences. Pitt definitely stands out in comparison to other O&P programs."