The Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics believes in training our graduates to be lifelong learners, as well as consumers and creators of knowledge. In the BS/MSOP track, research spans 6 quarters, is evidence based, and takes the students on a journey from statistical methods; research topic design, IRB proposal, submission and approval; informed consent process; data collection and analysis; research synthesis; and culminates with a capstone program and presentation. In the Hybrid MSOP track, research spans 3 quarters and culminates in an IRB proposal with which the student is equipped to collect data during residency. Students are encouraged and supported to strive towards preparing for publication and presentation at national peer reviewed conferences.
In-Progress MSOP Capstone Projects
- The Development and Efficacy of a Fully Silicone Socket Ischial Containment Transfemoral Socket vs a Carbon Fiber Socket in Balance, Range of Motion, and Comfort
- The Effect of Alternative Prosthetic Alignments on Sit-to-Stand Proficiency in Transtibial Amputees
- Various Social Media's Impact on Patient Satisfaction and Expectation of Their Prosthetic Device
Currently In-Progress PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences (with O&P Concentration) Research Topics
- The Design, Prototype, and Testing of a Powered Robotic Prosthetic Leg