Oct 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Combined Health Science, B.S./Prosthetics and Orthotics, M.S.P.O.


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Program Information


Admission

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.

Science Core Courses (35-36 credits)


Pre-Professional Science Courses (33 credits)


All PRPO courses (500-550) wil levell count towards degree progress for the undergraduate and graduate phases of this major.

  • 3 credit(s)
  • 3 credit(s)
  • 1 credit(s)
  • 3 credit(s)
  • PRPO 500 - Gross Anatomy 2 credit(s)                    
  • PRPO 501 - Gross Anatomy  Lab 2 credit(s)                             
  • PRPO 502 -  Kinesiology 2 credit(s)                          
  • PRPO 503 - Kinesiology Lab  1 credit(s)                    
  • PRPO 504 - Clinical Foundations 2 credit(s)                           
  • PRPO 510 - Lower Limb Orthotics 4 credit(s)                           
  • PRPO 511 -  Transtibial Prosthetics 4 credit(s)                       
  • PRPO 513 -  Biomechanics 2 credit(s)                      
  • PRPO 514 -  Biomechanics Lab 1 credit(s)               
  • PRPO 523 -  Orthopedic Pathology 3 credit(s)                        
  • PRPO 550 -  Integrated Internship I 0 credit(s)        

Electives (6 credits)


All students will complete an additional 6 credits of elective coursework.

General Education Requirements (35 credits)


Humanities and Arts (12 credits)

Social Sciences (9 credits)

Additional Information:


For details of the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics curriculum, see the University of Hartford Graduate Catalog.

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