The Prosthetics and Orthotics program of Northwestern University is a competitive, 21-month postgraduate degree offering clinically focused education in a research-rich environment within the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Our curriculum prepares students to become proficient, compassionate P&O clinicians; serve persons with physical impairments; apply state-of-the-art research to clinical practice; and contribute significantly to the P&O profession.
The program consists of didactic and laboratory instruction in anatomy, kinesiology, pathology, behavioral sciences, research skills, normal and pathological gait, biomechanics, material science, evaluation, measurement, impression procedures, components, alignment, fitting, and fabrication.
The MPO is built on a Blended Learning format where students will complete their first two quarters (six months) online. After demonstrating proficiency in fundamental concepts, students attend class at NUPOC’s Chicago campus for four focused quarters (12 months) of hands-on, supervised clinical education. During the on campus practicum, where they benefit from a 1:8 instructor-student ratio and learn hands-on clinical skills with people who actually use prostheses or orthoses, MPO students apply their knowledge and develop skills in assessment, design, fitting, and evaluation of prostheses and orthoses for Educational Models who have physical impairments, including amputations.
The final quarter (three months) is conducted via distance education and offers students the opportunity to focus on an area of special interest while honing their clinical skills prior to beginning their NCOPE accredited residency. Students do not need to live in Chicago during this final quarter of the NUPOC MPO program.
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- Clinical Sciences
- Materials Science
- Human Movement Science
- Principles of Orthotics-Prosthetics Practice
- Professional Issues
- Behavioral Sciences
- 21 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Printed and signed copy of the completed NUPOC MPO Application Form
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal essay
- Sealed Official Transcripts
- Application Fee ($95)
- TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students)
International36324 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 36324 USD per year during 21 months.
National36324 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 36324 USD per year during 21 months.
Living costs for Evanston
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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