Matthew Parente

Program Director of Prosthetics and Orthotics; Clinical/Applied Assistant Professor of Prosthetics and Orthotics

Rehabilitation Sciences

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
860.768.5406 Dana 312A

ABC Certified in Orthotics; ABC Certified in Prosthetics

MS, Neuroscience, University of Hartford

BS, Physical Therapy, University of Buffalo

Teaching Focus: Assistant Professor Matthew Parente’s teaching focuses on the clinical and professional aspects of the field of prosthetics and orthotics. He teaches multiple courses to the undergraduate and graduate students within the major. Parente is responsible for the integrated internship courses in the master's program in prosthetics and orthotics (MSPO). He is also an instructor for the prosthetics and rehabilitation strategies curricular component in the doctoral program in physical therapy.

Professional Interests: Parente’s interests include student and program development and advancement. Specifically, he has been engaged in curriculum coordination throughout the program. This includes assisting and consulting on research projects within the department. He excels at building relationships within the University and throughout the entire field of prosthetics and orthotics. Parente was instrumental in the initiation and development of the MSPO program at the University of Hartford.