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Prosthetics and Orthotics, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
West Hartford, CT, United States
Do you have a passion for improving the health and functional mobility of people in your hometown, the country, or even around the world? Then the combined Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences/Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (BS/MSPO) at University of Hartford may be perfect for you.
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Prosthetics and Orthotics is an exciting combination of material science, engineering and health care that makes the prosthetist/orthotist a uniquely qualified member of the health care team.

The combined Prosthetics and Orthotics is a 5-year program at University of Hartford. Students may enter the program as freshmen, complete the undergraduate BS in Health Sciences, and elevate into the professional MSPO program. Transfer students are not currently accepted into the program.

Our combined BS/MSPO program prepares graduates to meet the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic challenges of our changing health care system. The curriculum combines a liberal arts education with a strong science core to provide the foundation for success in professional practice.

Career Outlook

Prosthetists and orthotists are in high demand, with employment expected to grow 22 percent from 2016 to 2026 according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    122 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Precalculus and Trigonometry
  • Mechanics, Heat and the Body
  • Electricity and the Body
  • Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Ethics in Professions
  • Sociology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Web Application - Please complete this online application.
  • The Common Application – Please complete this application if you are attending a High/Prep School in the US or an International School overseas.
  • If English is not your native language you are required to prove that your language ability is meets our minimum standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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