If you think like an engineer and execute like an artist, you’re cut out for the University of Pittsburgh’s masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics program. You’ll learn how to restore function and independence in others by evaluating, casting and custom-fitting artificial limbs and braces for people whose lives have been impacted by a range of conditions, including but not limited to injury, disease or that are present at birth.
In core clinical courses, patient models are introduced during your first two weeks. You will gain a range of experience in the field under the supervision of experienced prosthetist orthotists, physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, physicians and researchers. State-of-the-art facilities, experienced faculty, visits to innovative manufacturing facilities and domestic and international internships will prepare you for in-demand jobs in a cutting-edge industry.
Bold Moves SHRS: Facing an impending shortage of credentialed prosthetics and orthotics professionals, Pitt SHRS is setting the standard for experiential learning and guiding students to build the necessary skills for a new generation of prosthetists and orthotists. Read more here.