Eastern Michigan University's Master's Program in Orthotics and Prosthetics is a five semester program starting in the fall semester and concluding upon the completion of the spring semester approximately eighteen months later.
Previous course work must have included:
- 3 hr. Biology a/o Life Sciences with lab
- 6 hr. of Anatomy & Physiology or 5hr. combined course at EMU or WCC
- 3 hr. Chemistry with lab
- 6 hr. Math; College Algebra and Trigonometry or Geometry are recommended
- 3 hr. Physics with lab
- 3 hr. Abnormal Psychology
- 3 hr. Statistics
In addition, The following courses are recommended, but not required:
All students entering the Orthotics and Prosthetics graduate program at Eastern Michigan University are required to successfully complete a background screening prior to beginning the program. The student will pay the background screening fee directly to the appropriate vendor. Applicants for the Orthotics and Prosthetics program at Eastern Michigan University must be free of offenses that would disqualify one for employment in a health related field or to sit for a state licensing exam.
Deadline for submission:
The completed application, transcripts, and all other requirements must be completed and the necessary paperwork received by EMU MSOP no later than February 15th of each year. Notification of class selection will be made no later than the last Friday of March of that year. In addition, the program offers rolling admission to select individuals with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and a MAT score greater than 60. Rolling admissions are accepted throughout the year.
Course work will include: Upper Prosthetics, Transtibial and Transfemoral Prosthetics, Partial Foot Prosthetics, Spinal and Upper Limb Orthotics, Lower Limb Orthotics, Advanced Topics in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Material Science, Musculoskeletal Pathologies and Radiology, Gait Analysis, Biomechanics, Research methods, and Business Management. In addition, there are over thirty clinical sites through which students may rotate for clinical affiliation hours.