Overview

The Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies program at OSU Institute of Technology teaches students about the design, fabrication and fitting of prosthetic limbs and orthopedic braces.


Our students participate in rigorous internships at facilities across the country. Students strengthen their technical competencies, improve their employment skills, and gain an awareness of diversity.

– Jennifer Block, Director, OSUIT Orthotic and Prosthetic Technologies

It’s one of only six two-year orthotic and prosthetic technician programs in the country, and graduates of OSUIT’s program can go on to work as technicians or orthotic fitters in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, fabrication laboratories, nursing homes and private practices.

Completing an internship is a requirement of the program so students not only get experience in the orthotics and prosthetics field, but also gain increased knowledge of the profession and more earning power.

Earning an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Orthotic and Prosthetic Technologies qualifies you for certification as a technician by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC). The 2016 pass rate for OSUIT graduates taking ABC certification exams is as follows:

  • Certified Orthotic Technician: 100 percent 
  • Certified Prosthetic Technician: 100 percent

The Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in cooperation with the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North, Ste. 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Tel: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)
330 John Carlyle St., Ste. 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 836-7114
Fax: (703) 836-0838
info@ncope.org