318 Porter Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
Programs in Orthotics and Prosthetics
Orthotists and Prosthetists provide care to individuals 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. Exellent career opportunities exist for Orthotic-Prosthetic practitioners both in the US and abroad.
Eastern Michigan University offers what is currently one of six accredited Master’s Programs in O&P in the US. Academic work completed in each discipline prepares the student for a 1 year residency per discipline before taking the appropriate certification examination. Several states also require licensure before the individual may practice either discipline independently. Certification is provided through The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Inc.