College of Health and Science

Orthotics and Prosthetics (MS)

The Master of Science (MS) in Orthotics and Prosthetics provides educational preparation for orthotists and prosthetists in the evaluation, fabrication, and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. Students will be trained on the assessment, treatment plan development, implementation, follow-up, and practice management of orthoses and prostheses. The program consists of 36 credit hours offered primarily online, with three one-week intensives held on Century College’s campus within their orthotics and prosthetics lab.

The MS in Orthotics and Prosthetics is offered through a collaborative partnership between Concordia University, St.Paul and Century College. Due to changes in the accreditation requirement through the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), the MSOP has replaced the post-baccalaureate practitioner program previously offered through Century College. Concordia University, St. Paul and Century College representatives work closely to ensure a high-quality student experience that meets the educational needs of the orthotics and prosthetics industry.

Required
OP 500Ethics and Compliance in Orthotics and Prosthetics3
OP 545Orthotic and Prosthetic Practice Management3
OP 530Research Methods3
OP 502Biomechanics of Human Movement3
OP 505Clinical Considerations of Lower Extremity Orthotic Management3
OP 520Clinical Considerations of Trans-Tibial Prosthetic Management3
OP 510Clinical Considerations of Spinal Orthotic Management3
OP 580Clinical Experience3
OP 535Clinical Considerations of Trans-Femoral Prosthetic Management3
OP 515Clinical Considerations of Upper Extremity Orthotic Management3
OP 540Clinical Considerations of Upper Extremity Prosthetic Management3
OP 590Master's Capstone3
Total Credits36

Each state has different requirements for certification of Orthotists and Prosthetists. CSP’s MS in Orthotics and Prosthetics prepares students to take the ABC Certified Orthotist and/or Prosthetist board exam(s) upon completion of required NCOPE residency requirements, which is required for licensing in all states that have state licensure. The CSP O&P program graduates can take the board exam in any state. Additionally, certain state boards may have other requirements.  Please see the contact information for O&P licensing boards here