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 develop their skills through internships with local clinics. They strengthen their compassion for the patients and gain an awareness of diversity.

– Jennifer Block, Director, OSUIT Orthotic and Prosthetic Technologies

It’s one of only seven two-year orthotics and prosthetics programs in the country, and graduates of OSUIT’s program can go on to work as a technician or orthotic fitter in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, fabrication laboratories, nursing homes or 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 National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education.

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