Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center


Education at Northwestern University Prosthetics Orthotics Center

The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC), formed in 1958, has the longest history among prosthetics and orthotics schools in the United States and continues to be the largest program of its kind in this hemisphere. At NUPOC, researchers, educators, and clinicians 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. 

NUPOC offers a Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics (MPO) degree, accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), for those who wish to pursue a career as a Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO).

Learn more via the links below.

In addition to the MPO degree, annually, NUPOC hosts educational seminars for P&O professionals and presents educational programs that enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge among pre-college students and the wider community.

NUPOC Growth Calls for Clinician-Educator

CPOs with a passion for clinical teaching are invited to apply to the NUPOC faculty. See application details in Call for Clinician-Educator

NUPOC Seeks Director for MPO Program

NUPOC invites qualified candidates with a passion for clinical education and leadership skills to apply to join our full-time faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation of the Feinberg School of Medicine and serve as the Director of NUPOC. See application details in Call for Director of NUPOC.

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