The Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies (O&P) specialization prepares students for a career as an O&P Assistant. O&P Assistants work in collaboration with clinical Orthotists and Prosthetists, as well as other healthcare providers, to design, fit and modify orthotic and prosthetic devices. They maintain a presence from the first assessment to follow up with the patient, encompassing the design, fabrication and fit of their devices.
Students pursuing a degree in Exercise Science with a Specialization in Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies must complete a minimum of 123 credits
To earn the specialization, students must meet the requirements outlined below and complete the following courses with a minimum grade of B-. See Exercise Science, B.S. and advisor for complete details on the specialization.