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M.Sc. On Campus

Prosthetics and Orthotics

University of Hartford

24 months
Duration
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
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About

The University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions collaborates with Hanger Clinic to offer a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO). The professions of prosthetics and orthotics are specialized allied health professions that combine a unique blend of clinical and technical skills. 

Overview

Professionals in this field design, fabricate, and fit orthoses and prostheses for a broad range of clients from pediatric to geriatric.

Practitioners interact directly with clients and their families, advising and supporting the rehabilitation process. They work closely with other members of the rehabilitation team, including orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nurses.

Admission into the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) program at University of Hartford is offered to those who hold a bachelor's degree, have completed the prerequisite courses, and otherwise qualify for admission.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the students/graduates will:

  • practice in a safe manner.
  • demonstrate professional behavior.
  • practice in a manner consistent with established legal and professional standards and ethical guidelines.
  • be prepared to enter financial management (purchasing, billing and reimbursement, time, space, equipment, marketing, public relationships) consistent with regulatory, legal, and facility guidelines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gross Anatomy 
  • Gross Anatomy Laboratory 
  • Kinesiology 
  • Kinesiology Laboratory 
  • Clinical Foundations
  • Lower-Limb Orthotics 
  • Transtibial Prosthetics 
  • Biomechanics 
  • Biomechanics Laboratory 
  • Orthopedic Pathology
  • Material Methods in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Spinal Orthotics 
  • Transfemoral Prosthetics 
  • Professional Issues 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Post-baccalaureate students may apply to the MSPO program. An overall GPA of 3.2 is preferred. 
  • Students must have earned at least a "C" or 2.0 grade in each of the prerequisite courses. While GRE test scores are not required, they may be submitted to strengthen the application. 
  • The Admission Committee will consider all application materials. Candidates will be accepted on a competitive basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for West Hartford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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