Certificate in Prosthetic & Orthotic (CPO) - Master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MPO) program provides a strong theoretical foundation and clinical practicum to prepare individuals for residency, Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Practitioner Certification Exam. The MPO consists of didactic and laboratory instruction in anatomy, kinesiology, pathology, behavioral sciences, research skills, normal and pathological gait, biomechanics, material science, evaluation, measurement, impression procedures, components, alignment, fitting, and fabrication. Prosthetists design, fabricate and fit devices known as prostheses (artificial limbs) for individuals who have partial or total absence of a limb. Orthotists design and fit devices known as orthoses (orthopedic braces) to enhance function and provide care for patients who have disabling conditions of the limbs and spine. New design innovations and advances in technology are offering dramatic benefits to people who utilize prostheses or orthoses.
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