Master's Program in Prosthetics and Orthotics Earns Initial Accreditation
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Master's Program in Prosthetics and Orthotics Earns Initial Accreditation

March 31, 2015

The University's master's program in prosthetics and orthotics earned its initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on November 21, 2014.

The program was assessed by the National Commission on Accreditation of Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) though a self-study and site visit. The NCOPE representatives provided their exemplary findings to CAAHEP to recommend the accreditation status for the next five years, which is the maximum duration currently awarded.

The national accreditation by CAAHEP is the only one accepted by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, and it provides graduates of the prosthetics and orthothics program the ability to enter into an ABC-accredited residency program.

Matt Parente, director of the master's program in prosthetics and orthotics, “I believe this accreditation validates our efforts to meet the educational needs of students, academic standards of CAAHEP and NCOPE, and professional ideals of the prosthetic and orthotics fields. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment.”