Highly qualified students enter the University and enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program offered by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Prior to elevation into the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics program, students are reviewed by the admissions committee to ensure that they have completed the prerequisites and achieved a 3.2 GPA overall. All prerequisite courses must be passed with a 2.0 or better. Transfer courses will be considered as a component of the student’s GPA prior to elevation into the MSPO program. Students must also display ethical personal and professional qualities needed to fulfill the role of a prosthetist/orthotist.
The undergraduate program for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences consists of eight semesters of foundational science course work with biological and social sciences, general education requirements, and liberal arts education in the humanities. Several options for minors are also available within the program.
Required Credits: 122 minimum
Academic Requirements for the Major
Students in the combined Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences/Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics are required to complete all of the general education requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree offered by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences as well as the following science/math requirements.