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Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist Credential

Credit Recommendations 

  • Biomechanics/Kinesiology: 3 credits, lower division level
  • Clinical Residency (Practicum): 12 credits, upper division level
  • Lower Limb Orthotics I (BK): 6 credits, lower division level
  • Lower Limb Orthotics II (AK): 4 credits, upper division level
  • Lower Limb Prosthetics: 6 credits, lower division level
  • Lower Limb Prosthetics (AK): 4 credits, upper division level
  • Materials Science/Technical Implementation: 6 credits, lower division level
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Business Practices: 4 credits, lower division level
  • Spinal Orthotics: 4 credits, upper division level
  • Upper Limb Orthotics: 3 credits, upper division level
  • Upper Limb Prosthetics: 3 credits, upper division level

Effective Dates 

October 2001 through January 2006

Issuing Agency

American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists

Applying for the Credit

If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit. 

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding the applicability of the credit to your degree plan.
  • Contact the PLA Office or the Registrar to apply for the credit.