Plan of Study

Orthotics & Prosthetics Requirements

Course Type Hours Course Credits
Orthotics and Prosthetics 16 OPT 2314 Orthotic Prefab & Ped. Tech. 4
An Orthotic Fitters and Pedorthic education module. Facility practice procedures, fitting, adjusting and repair of the prefabricated orthoses are taught. Students also learn patient procedures in conjunction with that of an Orthotic Fitter - fitting, adjusting and provision of prefabricated orthoses within the identified American Board for Certification scope of practice. Prescription criteria, fitting of prefabricated orthoses as indicated relating to disease, malformation and injury of the human condition are covered. Also offers an in depth study of the various disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle complex. Additional topics include education pertaining to the normal anatomy of the foot and ankle, physical and biomechanical assessment of the foot, gait analysis, footwear analysis, and prescription criteria for the various pedorthic treatment modalities. Theory/Lab. (An additional $250 (two hundred and fifty) charge for lab and material fees applies.)
OPT 2812 Internship 12
A cooperative agreement between an approved orthotic and prosthetic facility and OSU Institute of Technology to offer supervised on-the-job professional experience to completing students. Provides the opportunity to apply concepts and practice in a real industry environment. Students are required to make arrangements with an approved facility one semester prior to the start of the course. Weekly reports are required to be submitted to the supervising faculty member. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: The student must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of college credit in general education with a grade point average of 2.5 or better (in a 4.0 grading scale), completed a minimum of 24 hours of college credit in technical education in his/her program of study, and have been recommended by the faculty of his/her program of study.
Total Hours 16  

Orthotic Departmental Requirements

Course Type Hours Course Credits
Orthotics 12 OPT 1214 Spinal Orthotics 4
A close examination of the normal anatomy of the human spine with concentration on biomechanics relating to technical design. Pathological study includes the effects of disease, injury and malformation of the spine and identification of those specific pathologies as related to functional loss and orthotic management. Fabrication techniques, including material selection, design, adjustment and repair are covered, as well as lab safety procedures. Theory/Lab. (An additional $300 (three hundred) charge for lab and material fees applies.)
OPT 2324 Lower Extremity Orthotics 4
Lab procedures, design, modification, fabrication, adjustment, and repair of lower extremity orthoses are taught. Lab safety and procedures are emphasized. Review of the ankle, knee and hip complex is covered with particular attention placed on anatomy and biomechanics. A brief overview of standing systems and reciprocating gait orthoses are covered as well. Theory/Lab. (An additional $300 (three hundred) charge for lab and material fees applies.)
OPT 2414 Upper Extremity Orthotics 4
Students review kinesiology, biomechanics, and nervous supply of the upper extremity; and practice safe lab procedures and material utilizations for varying designs of upper extremity prosthetic fabrication. Lecture is given on all levels of upper extremity amputation, conventional components, principles of fabrication and harnessing. Repair/replacement and design criteria are covered, as are transhumeral and transradial external power components and techniques of fabrication and utilization properties of each. Theory/Lab. (An additional $300 (three hundred) charge for lab and material fees applies to this course.)
Total Hours 12  

Prosthetic Departmental Requirements

Course Type Hours Course Credits
Prosthetics 12 OPT 1204 Upper Extremity Prosthetics 4
Students review kinesiology, biomechanics, and nervous supply of the upper extremity; and practice safe lab procedures and material utilizations for varying designs of upper extremity prosthetic fabrication. Lecture is given on all levels of upper extremity amputation, conventional components, principles of fabrication and harnessing. Repair/replacement and design criteria are covered, as are transhumeral and transradial external power components and techniques of fabrication and utilization properties of each. Theory/Lab. (An additional $300 (three hundred) charge for lab and material fees applies to this course.)
OPT 1304 Trans-Tibial Prosthetics 4
Covers physical deficits that result from limb loss following transtibial amputation. Different levels of transtibial and partial foot amputation, management, prosthetic materials and components, lab safety and equipment techniques, as well as principles of fabrication, suspension and static alignment are also covered. Theory/Lab. (An additional $300 (three hundred) charge for lab and material fees applies.)
OPT 2404 Trans-Femoral Prosthetics 4
Students cover the physical deficits that result from limb loss following transfemoral amputation. Levels of amputation, medical management, materials and components, and principles of fabrication, dynamic alignment are presented. Fabrication techniques, designs and component selection for various transfemoral amputations are given. Fluid control mechanisms and various other types of knee units are reviewed. Comprehensive lab safety and utilization is covered. Theory/Lab. (An additional $300 (three hundred) charge for lab and material fees applies.)
Total Hours 12  

Interdepartmental Requirements

Course Type Hours Course Credits
Orientation 1 ORIE 1011 College Strategies 1
Total Hours 1  

General Education Requirements

For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.

Course Type Hours Course Credits
English 6 ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I 3
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II 3
Mathematics 3 MATH 1513 College Algebra 3
Speech 3 SPCH 1113 Into to Speech Communication 3
Philosophy 3 PPHIL 1213 Ethics 3
Psychology 3 PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology 3
History 3 HIST 1493 U.S. History since 1865 3
or HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1865 3
Political Science 3 PPOLS 1113 U. S. Government 3
Science 8 BIOL 1114 General Biology 4
BIOL 2104 Human Anatomy 4
Total Hours 32  

Recommended Electives for Practitioner Career Track (not required)

Course Type Hours Course Credits
Business Technologies 6 BADM 1113 Introduction to Business 3
MGMT 2243 Small Business Management 3
Information Technology 3 GTIT 1133 Computer Literacy & Applications 3
Mathematics 3 MATH 1613 Trigonometry 3
Science 9 BIOL 2114 Physiology 4
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry 5
Physics 4 PHYS 1114 General Physics I 4
Total Hours 25