Majoring in Orthotics and Prosthetics involves the study of how to design and fit braces, artificial limbs, and other devices that help the disabled lead full lives. You’ll learn to effectively analyze, design and construct appropriate prosthetics and make sound ethical decisions surrounding their use. How is gait analysis conducted? What role can patient counseling play? What materials should be used in fabrication? You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any career in orthotics as you take 60 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Science degree.
You'll also have real opportunities to learn beyond the classroom via Concordia Health Alliance for Majors in Physical Education & Kinesiology (CHAMP) Club activities; participation in conferences, workshops, seminars, and clinics locally and nationally; and internship opportunities. Because we design our orthotics and prosthetics program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career as an orthotic and prosthetic specialist, biomedical engineer, medical appliance technician or physical therapist.