Orthotics & Prosthetics

Welcome to the CSUDH MS Orthotics & Prosthetics Program

The California State University Dominguez Hills Orthotic and Prosthetic Program has a long history of preparing clinicians for an incredibly rewarding career working with patients in the field of O&P. From the undergraduate beginnings in 1983 through the formulation of our Certificate Programs in 1995 to the elevation to a Master degree in 2012, and the introduction of the latest technology and robotics, our purpose throughout has been to train and educate students to be the best clinicians to serve the amputee and device using community.

Who This Program Is For

When students enter the program, they are given extensive hands-on training in a simulated clinical setting, seeing patients from evaluation to delivery while under the direct supervision of our experienced faculty. They also rotate into multiple prosthetic and orthotic clinics to enhance their patient care skills as they matriculate through the program. Active clinical rotations are in place with large and small private O&P providers including Veteran's Administration Medical Centers in Long Beach and Los Angeles, Hanger’s major central fabrication facility, Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, and the Balboa Naval Medical Center’s C-5 program in San Diego, where combat wounded soldiers are receiving treatment.

Myoday

Our students are our most valuable resource. Each student makes a unique contribution to the Program, and is recognized as an individual. We work together as a team to provide the highest quality patient outcomes, and our students thrive in an environment that combines academic, clinical, and research components that lead to successful practice as an O&P professional. To quote the CSUDH mission statement, our program "provides our communities with a vital resource for talent, knowledge, skills, and leadership needed to thrive today and tomorrow."

Location

Currently housed off-campus, the CSUDH Orthotic and Prosthetic Education Center is a 12,000 square foot facility in Los Alamitos containing both class rooms and laboratory spaces. We provide state-of-the-art training utilizing the latest technology, research, materials and methods.

 


Thank you for considering the California State University Dominguez Hills Orthotics and Prosthetics Program for your education!

Feel free to contact us for further information. Please send inquiries to erollo@csudh.edu

Virtual Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual information session and open house to learn more about joining our program. 

  • Wednesday, October 25      3:00 pm 
  • Wednesday, November 15  6:00 pm 
  • Wednesday, December 13  3:00 pm 

All times PST.  Please use the link below to sign up for a session. 

Information Session Signup

What is Orthotics and Prosthetics?

Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) is the evaluation, fabrication and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. O&P is an allied health profession with a variety of exciting employment opportunities available.

Prosthetists provide patients with prostheses (artificial limbs) to replace an amputated hand, arm, foot or leg. The goal of the prosthetist is to provide the patient with increased function, such as walking or grasping.

Orthotists provide patients with orthoses (braces) that restore function, or stabilize the part of the body in question. Orthotic application include the spine, cranium, and extremities after injury or disease. The goal of the orthotist is to provide the patient with protection, support, and increased function.

❓ To learn more about the profession, please visit What is POP

CSUDH MSOP Student News

2/21/2024

Congratulation to the 2024 CSUDH Student Research Conference MSOP winners!

Session #19: Graduate Poster Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
First Place Winner: Paraskevi Constantinides, Melissa Warden, Zachariah Barber, and Dylan Mungal
Does the Weight of a Prosthesis Impact Balance and Stability in Transtibial Amputees ConcerningSpatial-Temporal Variables?
Research Mentor: Mojtaba Kamyab (Orthotics and Prosthetics)

Second Place Winner: Kelly Marthaler, Christen Low, and Amber Artis
Styrene Levels Before, During, and After Lamination
Research Mentor: Mojtaba Kamyab (Orthotics and Prosthetics)

7/24/2023

Two second year CSUDH MSOP students were just awarded scholarships from Limb Care Foundation. The mission of Limb Care Foundation is to promote multidisciplinary approaches to limb salvage, function, and patient quality of life through relevant & meaningful education, advocacy, and outreach.

Congratulations to Sam Silverman and Brogan Comstock!

CSUDH MSOP Program News

January 31, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Ava Herbrick, MS, CPO as been awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.  Congratulations! 

Picture of Ava Herbrick award