• Mission

    To foster the education and training necessary to develop competent and compassionate professionals who provide patient-centric care in a diverse society. Our graduates will collaborate with other members of the health care team to help attain their patients’ goals, achieve improved outcomes and advance the profession.
  • Goal

    To prepare entry-level orthotists and prosthetists through a clinically focused curriculum. Students will be able to combine knowledge with skills and judgment to provide comprehensive care in an ethical manner.

  • Program Objectives

    Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

    • Perform comprehensive patient evaluation, including history taking and physical evaluation, and follow-up care.
    • Determine an appropriate evidence-based treatment plan including evaluation of its effectiveness using outcome measures.
    • Provide compassionate care to diverse individuals, respecting their autonomy, cultural, and personal backgrounds.
    • Demonstrate commitment to professional development.
    • Communicate and collaborate as a member of the healthcare team to provide patient-centered care.
    • Employ ethical standards for the management of a clinical practice and maintain compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Accreditation

    The Eastern Michigan University Master of Science in 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.

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763

  • Professional Liaison

    National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education
    3300 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    703.836.7114 | Fax: 703.836.0838
  • Advisory Committee

    The advisory committee meets at the end of each semester to assess the programs goals and outcomes and to provide feedback and guidance to the program. The committee is formed of a variety of members to represent the communities of interest for the orthotics and prosthetics program. 


    • Faculty: Jacob Lindquist, CPO
    • Institutional Sponsor: Chris Herman, PhD
    • Current Student: Keri Johnson
    • Alumni: Anna Stark
    • Physician: M. Catherine Spears MD
    • O&P Community Members: Alicia Davis, CPO; Morgan Brace CPO; Lindsay Reynolds CPO; Adrienne O'Day CPO
    • Public Member: Carla Vollmer

Program of Study (Tentative)

Please be aware that changes to the program may occur in the future.

  • First Year Fall Term

    • ORPR 580 Introduction to Orthotics and Prosthetics
    • ORPR 583 Kinetics and the Human Body
    • ORPR 581 Musculoskeletal Pathologies for O & P
    • ORPR 582 Kinesiology – Biomechanical Basis of O&P
    • ORPR 584 Human Anatomy Cadaver Lab for O & P
    • ORPR 585 Materials: Choice and Usage in Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • First Year Winter Term

    • ORPR 605 Clinical Gait Analysis
    • ORPR 622 Applied Practicum I
    • ORPR 630 Research Methods for O&P
    • ORPR 615 Lower Extremity Prosthetics I
    • ORPR 640 Lower Extremity Orthotics I
    • ORPR 690 Project in Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Summer Term

    • ORPR 620 Clinical Affiliations
    • ORPR 665 Management of an O&P Clinical Practice
  • Second Year Fall Semester

    • ORPR 610 Spinal Orthotics
    • ORPR 625 Upper Extremity Orthotics
    • ORPR 632 Applied Practicum II
    • ORPR 635 Upper Extremity Prosthetics
  • Second Year Winter Term

    • ORPR 645 Lower Extremity Prosthetics II
    • ORPR 650 Lower Extremity Orthotics II
    • ORPR 651 Applied Practicum III
    • ORPR 660 Advanced Techniques and Procedures in O & P