Northwestern University Offers Master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MPO)
Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) is pleased to announce that the Feinberg School of Medicine unanimously approved the curriculum for a new Master’s in Prosthetics-Orthotics (MPO) program. The NUPOC MPO is a competitive, 21-month postgraduate degree offering clinically focused education in a research-rich environment within the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Building upon the innovative Blended Learning format developed for NUPOC’s successful post-graduate Certificate programs in Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O), MPO students will complete their first two quarters (6 months online from the convenience of their homes. After demonstrating proficiency in fundamental concepts, students attend class at NUPOC on the Northwestern University Chicago campus for four focused quarters (12 months) of hands-on, supervised clinical education. During the on campus practicum, MPO students apply their knowledge and develop skills in assessment, design, fitting, and evaluation of prostheses and orthoses for Educational Models who have physical impairments, including amputations. The final quarter (3 months) is conducted via distance education and offers students the opportunity to focus on an area of special interest while honing their clinical skills prior to beginning their NCOPE accredited residency. Students do not need to live in Chicago during this final quarter of the NUPOC MPO program.
Founded in 1958, NUPOC is the largest and oldest accredited prosthetic and orthotic practitioner education program in the hemisphere. In 2010, Northwestern University’s internationally distinguished prosthetics-orthotics research laboratories and educational programs merged and moved into a custom-designed, award-winning site in Chicago’s historic, lakefront 680 Building. For additional information, please visit www.nupoc.northwestern.edu or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.