Orthotics and Prosthetics

Tom Ekkens, Academic Advisor.

Entry requirements vary according to the professional school. Summarized below are the requirements for entry into the program at Loma Linda University. For admission into the Orthotics and Prosthetics program, students are required to complete a minimum 96 credits and required courses.

Required Courses:

BIOL 121Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 122Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 123Anatomy and Physiology

4

CHEM 101Introductory Chemistry

4

or

CHEM 141General Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 144General Chemistry Laboratory

1

ENGL 121College Writing I

3

ENGL 122College Writing II

3

ENGL 223Research Writing

3

MATH 106Introduction to Statistics

4

PEAC Any PEAC activity courses

2

PHYS 201Conceptual Physics

3

and

PHYS 204Conceptual Physics Laboratory

1

or

PHYS 211General Physics

3

PHYS 214General Physics Laboratory

1

SPCH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication

4

MATH 106: or stats course from another department.

Social Sciences (12)

Select from at least two subject areas:

PSYC 130General Psychology

4

PSYC 215Developmental Psychology

4

or

PSYC 492Abnormal Psychology

4

Select additional credits from PSYC, SOCI, ANTH, PLSC (4)

History (4)

Humanities (8-12)

Select from at least two subject areas:

ART 251; ENGL 204, 210; MUHL 124 (Applied Art/Mus, 2 Qtr hr max) PHIL 205; Any Foreign Language/ American Sign Language

Religion

4 credits per year

Individuals who have received a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university need only to complete the following prerequisite courses: BIOL 121, 122, 123CHEM 101 or CHEM 141, 144MATH 106 (or stats course from another department); PHYS 201, 204 or PHYS 211, 214PSYC 215 or PSYC 492.

In addition to the above, Loma Linda requires a documented minimum of 80 work/observation hours under the supervision of a CPO practitioner.