Welcome to Prosthetics and Orthotics at Pitt!

Why choose Pitt P&O?

We asked current students why they chose to attend the MSPO program at Pitt and here's what they said!   

  • A flexible curriculum that allows students to focus on research and/or clinical practice
  • State-of-the-art labs and technology at Pitt facilities
  • Knowledgeable, friendly instructors
  • Small program size allows for individualized student attention and access to faculty
  • Plenty of exposure to experienced PO clinicians beyond Pitt faculty and a chance to network with professionals both nationally and internationally
  • Opportunities to gain real-world experience in a wide variety of settings in a city known as a strong rehab community
  • 100% of students receive certification
  • Strong student organization
  • Program and facilities are located in a young professional setting at Bakery Square
  • Low cost of living in a cultural city rich in heritage with a long tradition of sports
  • Pittsburgh has a unique location with close proximity to many other major US cities


Our students currently have a 98.8% employment rate. Meaning, 98.8% of graduates are employed in residencies, full-time work in the field or continuing education. For more details, please contact the program directly at rstpo@shrs.pitt.edu.


In conjunction with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the MSPO program will hold a Fall Open House on Saturday, November 5th. Please find SHRS Open House registration information here.

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Student Testimonial

Michael Yiallourides
  • Michael Yiallourides
  • PO Student
  • Undergraduate Major: Exercise Physiology

“This program has offered dozens of networking opportunities, guest speakers, trips to different clinics and even clinics in OTHER countries. Pitt has given me an amazing, well-rounded education in the field of O&P as a whole, in addition to what I need to know to be a successful practitioner.”

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