Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Education

Education at Northwestern University Prosthetics Orthotics Center

The Education Program at Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC), formed in 1958, has the longest history among Prosthetics and Orthotics schools in the US, and continues to be the largest program of its kind in this hemisphere. NUPOC offers a Master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MPO), accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), for persons who wish to pursue a career as a Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO).

Training is exceptional at NUPOC where researchers, educators, and clinicians communicate and collaborate to develop evidence-based outcomes that aim to improve the quality of life for individuals who use prostheses or orthoses for the lower-limb, upper-limb or spine. 

Annually, NUPOC presents educational programs that enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge among high school students; and hosts webinars for P&O professionals.

Learn more via the links below.

Accrediting and Certifying Organizations for P&O

American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC)
330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Hwy 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)
330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314