Prosthetics Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Prosthetic schools and universities teach students to use various types of high-tech equipment and tools to make these specialized prostheses. Degrees in prosthetics are offered along with orthotics at the associate, bachelor and graduate levels.

How to Select a Prosthetics School

The curriculum in a prosthetics program includes courses in anatomy, prosthetic materials, upper extremity prosthetics, lower extremity prosthetics, biomechanics, computer design, kinesiology and exercise science.

Consider the following when looking for prosthetics schools:

  • While associate and bachelor's degree programs prepare graduates to become prosthetic technicians, students can also complete a master's degree program and become a prosthetists.
  • Prosthetists sometimes specialize in adult care, pediatric care or within a particular condition, such as amputation, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or spina bifida.
  • Students should consider attending a school located near a facility such as a clinic, hospital, or rehabilitation center where they may be able to take advantage of work, volunteer or internship opportunities.

10 Schools with Prosthetics Programs

College/University Institution Type
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 4-year, Public
St Petersburg College 4-year, Public
Eastern Michigan University 4-year, Public
Georgia Institute of Technology 4-year, Public
Northwestern University 4-year, Private
Grossmont College 2-year, Public
Oklahoma City Community College 2-year, Public
Baker College of Flint 4-year, Private
Spokane Falls Community College 2-year, Public
Century Community and Technical College 2-year, Public

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