College of Health and Science

Orthotics and Prosthetics Major (BS Traditional)

Majoring in Orthotics and Prosthetics involves the study of how to design and fit braces, artificial limbs, and other devices that help individuals lead full lives. Students will learn to effectively analyze, design, and construct appropriate orthotics and prosthetics 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? This program, offered in partnership with Century College, provides the educational preparation to become an ABC certified assistant.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Required Courses taken at Century College
OPCA 2010Clinical Applications of Lower Extremity Orthoses4
OPCA 2030Clinical Applications of Upper Extremity Orthoses3
OPCA 2040Clinical Applications of Spinal Orthoses4
OPCA 2050Clinical Applications of Trans-Tibial Prostheses I3
OPCA 2060Clinical Applications of Trans-Tibial Prostheses II4
OPCA 2070Clinical Applications of Trans-Femoral Prostheses4
OPCA 2080Clinical Applications of Upper Limb Prostheses4
OPCA 2090Clinical Internship2
Required Courses taken at Concordia
BIO 315Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 316Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
KHS 220Research Methods4
KHS 400Health Psychology4
KHS 436Motor Development, Control & Motor Learning4
HCR 435Ethics and Decision Making in Health Care Environments4
KHS 472Athletic Training, Injury Prevention, and Safety4
KHS 473Biomechanics4
Total Credits60