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
|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|