This is a mixed, undergraduate and graduate track, accepting students both with and without a bachelor's degree. This is a seated 10-quarter (2 ½-year) track. Undergraduate students will simultaneously earn a BS in Health Sciences and a MSOP in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Bachelor prepared students will graduate with a MSOP degree.  A new Cohort starts each fall quarter. Six out of the ten quarters are undergraduate and four quarters are graduate level courses. This is one of the most robust orthotics and prosthetics curriculum in the country with 156 academic units. Undergraduate students will simultaneously earn a BS in Health Sciences and a MSOP in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Bachelor prepared students will graduate with a MSOP degree.

Apply directly to the Loma Linda University website. If you are in the process of finishing prerequisite courses, please state it in your application as ‘in-progress’. Submit your application as soon as possible, even if you are completing some courses. This is important, because of the rolling admission.

Please contact the department to submit unofficial transcripts for free evaluation and advisement. This will greatly facilitate your application process.

International interests and applicants are evaluated on an individual basis. Please contact the department directly for guidance and to discuss your specific options. International Scholar information can be found on the International Students webpage.

Undergraduate students must meet the following requirements to apply

96 quarter units or 64 semester units in general education  

RELIGION & HUMANITIES: (20 quarter/14 semester units minimum)

Humanities: The department recommends additional electives in this area.

Select from at least 3 subject areas

  • History – 1 course required
  • Philosophy – 1 course required

Select additional units from:

  • Art/Music (Performing Arts limited to 4 qrt hrs), Literature, Foreign Language/American Sign Language

Religion: 4 quarter units/year

  • Religion courses are required ONLY if a student attended a Seventh-day Adventist College or University.
NATURAL SCIENCES: (units may vary)
  • Anatomy & Physiology/lab or Biology/lab (full sequence) – required
  • Intro or General Chemistry/lab (one course)- required
  • Intro or General Physics/lab (one course) - required
  • Statistics – required
SOCIAL SCIENCES: (2 areas, 12 quarter/8 semester units minimum)
  • (The department recommends additional electives in this area.)
  • General Psychology - required
  • Growth & Development or Abnormal Psychology - required
  • Select additional credits from:
    • Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science
CMMUNICATION (9 quarter/6 semester units)
  • Freshman English, complete sequence (CLEP not accepted) - required
  • Select additional units from:
    • Speech or computer
HEALTH AND WELLNESS (units may vary)
  • (The department recommends additional electives in this area.)                  
  • 2 PE Activity Courses - required
ELECTIVES
  • To meet the minimum total requirements of 96 quarter units/64 semester units
  • Maximum of 105 quarter/70 semester units transferred from junior/community colleges

PLEASE NOTE THAT C MINUS (C-) OR LOWER GRADES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE FOR CREDIT

Graduate students must meet the following requirements to apply

  • Anatomy & Physiology/lab or Biology/lab (full sequence) – required
  • Intro or General Chemistry/lab (one course)- required
  • Intro or General Physics/lab (one course) - required
  • Statistics - required
  • Growth & Development or Abnormal Psychology – required

PLEASE NOTE THAT C MINUS (C-) OR LOWER GRADES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE FOR CREDIT

Transfer Patterns

You can find the courses we recommend for your college by accessing the “Transfer Patterns” on our website at: http://www.llu.edu/llu/sahp/transfer/index.html

Additional Requirements

Provide official transcripts from all accredited institutions were credit is being applied or referenced.

Clinical Experience

Outside of the application there is an additional requirement to be completed prior to the start of the first day of class.  Complete 80 hours of clinical observation at an O&P facility of your choice.  Bring a letter from the facility owner or clinical supervisor documenting the hours completed and the timeframe they were completed in.

Observation Hours Form      Recommended Skills Checklist

BS/MSOP Track Sequence

Program Outline - 156 total units

Year 1 - 54 UNITS 

BS/MSOP AUTUMN - Quarter 1 

Units 
AHC J362 Anatomy 3
AHC J375 Physiology 3
ORPR 301 O&P Lab and Technical Skills 3
ORPR 305 O&P Fitting Techniques 3
ORPR 310 Patient Management, Assessment and Documentation 3
ORPR 410 O&P Clinical Rotations I 1
RELR 427 Crisis Counseling 2
Total Units = 18  

BS/MSOP WINTER - Quarter 2 

Units
AHRM 471 Statistics and Research for Health Professionals I 3
ORPR 315 Pedorthics 3
ORPR 402 Pathology 3
ORPR 325 Medical Terminology 3
ORPR 405 Gait Analysis 3
ORPR 410 O&P Clinical Rotations II 1
RELE 455 Christian Understanding of Sexuality 2
Total Units = 18  

BS/MSOP SPRING - Quarter 3 

Units
ORPR 414 Kinesiology I 3
AHCJ 472 Statistics and Research for Health Professions II 3
ORPR 330 Lower Extremity Orthotics I 3
ORPR 340 Lower Extremity Prosthetics I 3
ORPR 320 Biomechanical Evaluation 3
ORPR 410 O&P Clinical Rotations III 1
RELT 423 Loma Linda Perspectives 2
Total Units = 18  

Year 2 - 63 UNITS

BS/MSOP SUMMER - Quarter 4 

Units
AHCJ 422 History of Disability 3
DTCS 301 Human Nutrition 3
ORPR 410 O&P Clinical Rotations IV 1
ORPR 415 Lower Extremity Orthotics II 3
ORPR 420 Lower Extremity Prosthetics II 3
ORPR 425 CAD/CAM Technologies 3
Total Units = 16  

BS/MSOP AUTUMN - Quarter 5 

Units
ORPR 323 Economics, Business Management, and Entrepreneurship 3
ORPR 345 Spinal Orthotics 3
ORPR 404 Material Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics 3
ORPR 410 O&P Clinical Rotations V 1
AHCJ 320 ADLs and Assistive Devices 3
ORPR 439 Computers and Electronics for Clinicians 3
ORPR 491 Research I 1.5
Total Units = 17.5  

BS/MSOP WINTER - Quarter 6 

Units
AHCJ 315 Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare 3
ORPR 410 O&P Clinical Rotations VI 1
ORPR 430 Upper Extremity Orthotics 3
ORPR 435 Upper Extremity Prosthetics 3
ORPR 440 Bionics & Cyborg Technology 3
RELE 457 Christian Ethics and Health Care 2
Total Units = 15  

BS/MSOP SPRING - Quarter 7 - 14.5 Units

Units
AHCJ 516 Clinical Imaging 3
ORPR 510 Advanced Clinical Rotations 1
ORPR 544 Applied Functional Neuroanatomy 3
ORPR 526 Prosthetics III 3
ORPR 522 Self-Care Portfolio & Community Outreach 0
ORPR 575 Couples, Families, and Disability 3
ORPR 592 Research II 1.5
Total Units = 14.5  

Year 3 - 39 UNITS

BS/MSOP SUMMER - Quarter 8 

Units
AHCJ 507 Pharmacology in Rehabilitaiton 3
ORPR 510 Advanced Clinical Rotations II 1
ORPR 528 Prosthetics IV 3
ORPR 522 Self-Care Portfolio & Community Outreach 0
ORPR 538 Biomechatronics 3
ORPR 593 Research III 3
RELR 524 Christian Bioethics 3
Total Units = 16  

BS/MSOP AUTUMN - Quarter 9 - 15 Units

Units
AHCJ 545 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3
ORPR 510 Advanced Clinical Rotations III 1
ORPR 522 Self-Care Portfolio & Community Outreach 2
ORPR 527 Orthotics III 3
ORPR 540 Rehabilitation in Developing Nations 3
ORPR 506 Advanced Specialty Tracks 3
Total Units = 15  

BS/MSOP WINTER - Quarter 10 - 8 Units

Units
ORPR 514 Clinical Affiliation 8
Total Units = 8  

Application Process

How to Apply

The MSOP program utilizes rolling admission, which means we evaluate applications as they are received, versus waiting to evaluate all applications after a hard deadline. We will continue to evaluate applications until we've filled all the slots for our incoming class. Students are accepted to enter the BS/MSOP or Hybrid MSOP tracks based on competencies, prerequisites, and necessary coursework. The sooner you submit an application, the sooner you will be evaluated for acceptance.

The application process starts with the submission of the application and all the associated documentation and recommendations. Once these materials are received and evaluated an interview will be scheduled. Once the interview is completed, the interview responses and the application packet will be presented to the department admissions committee for review and voting.

  • All applicants must apply directly through LLU.
  • O&P Applicants will need to complete the LLU application process.

Contact the O&P department directly:

Contact the admissions department at sahpadmissions@llu.edu or 909-558-4599.

International students should review additional steps

To help you select the correct application for your educational journey we’ve put together the flow chart below.

MSOP Application Flow Chart

View the MSOP Enrollment Checklist.

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