Eastern Michigan University

Orthotics and Prosthetics Program

First Swim/First Paddle/First Dive

Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation presents Fird Swim, Paddle and Dive instructors to assist beginning, intermediate and advanced level amputees or individuals with physical challenges. Official flyer and registration details.

2nd Graders visit EMU's O&P Program  

Students learned to build a leg with the Prosthesis Team, view the 3-D printer in action and made molds of their fingers. View their visit.

Program

Orthotists and prosthetists provide care to people who experience biomechanical loss. The biomechanical loss may be due to the absence of a limb, creating the need for a prosthesis. If loss of function is experienced or stabilization is necessary, an orthosis may be indicated. Orthotics and Prosthetics are Allied Health disciplines recognized by the American Medical Association. Excellent career opportunities exist for Orthotic-Prosthetic practitioners both in the U.S. and abroad.

EMU offers one of the few accredited O&P master's degree programs in the country. Coursework prepares the student for a one-year residency in each discipline. Eastern Michigan University MSOP graduates have 100% employment for the past two graduating classes. Candidates are eligible to sit for certification examination following the residency. Several states also require licensure before the student may practice independently.

 

Accreditation

The Eastern Michigan University Orthotics and Prosthetics Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education.

Orthotics and Prosthetics Program

Wendy Fischl Beattie, CPO, FAAOP
Clinical and Program Director,  O & P Master's Program
Eastern Michigan University
150 Rackham Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734.487.2814

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090