Whitman College

Health Speaker Series: Orthotics & Prosthetics Career Pathway


Loma Linda UniversityOrthotics & Prosthetics M.O.S.P. Program 

Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 pm Zoom:  https://whitman.zoom.us/j/93821161104

Plan to attend to talk with a prosthetics patient and a representative from the Loma Linda University Orthotics and Prosthetics M.S.O.P. program to learn more about orthotics and prosthetics, education pathway, professional practice requirements, and clinical experience. Orthotists and prosthetists design and fabricate medical supportive devices and measure and fit patients for them. These devices include artificial limbs (arms, hands, legs, and feet), braces, and other medical or surgical devices. 

All orthotists and prosthetists must complete a master’s degree in orthotics and prosthetics. Programs often include courses in upper and lower extremity orthotics and prosthetics, spinal orthotics, plastics, and other materials used for fabrication. In addition, orthotics and prosthetics programs have a clinical component in which the student works under the direction of an orthotist or prosthetist. 


A Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics (M.S.O.P.) degree usually takes two years to complete. Prospective students seeking a master’s degree can have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline if they have fulfilled prerequisite courses in science and math. Requirements vary by program.  The employment growth outlook is stronger than most jobs, projected at 18% (BLS-OOH)

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Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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