A program that prepares individuals, in consultation with physicians and other therapists, to design and fit orthoses for patients with disabling conditions of the limbs and/or spine, and prostheses for patients who have partial or total absence of a limb or significant superficial deformity. Includes instruction in biomechanics, gait analysis, pathomechanics, kinesiology, pathology, neuroanatomy, materials science, diagnostic imaging, patient analysis and measurement, impression taking, model rectification, assistive/restorative technology and engineering applications, product finishing, diagnostic and definitive fitting and alignment, power devices, postoperative management, and patient counseling and follow-up.
|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|3||Baker College of Flint||26||3%||$20,100|
|4||NHTI-Concord's Community College||26||4%||$20,870|
|5||Eastern Michigan University||24||1%||$20,756|
|6||St Petersburg College||20||0%||$4,832|
|7||University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus||20||0%||$32,126|
|8||Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology||16||2%||$13,630|
|9||University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center||12||12%||N/A|
|10||University of Hartford||11||1%||$48,170|
|11||Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus||10||0%||$23,384|
|12||Spokane Falls Community College||10||1%||$4,515|
|13||Oklahoma City Community College||10||1%||$4,341|
|14||University of Washington-Seattle Campus||9||0%||$27,034|
|15||Francis Tuttle Technology Center||5||1%||N/A|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Orthotist/Prosthetist program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.