Master of Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics

Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics, MSPO, program at Georgia Tech transferred to Kennesaw State University. Continuing an established  tradition of excellence, the MSPO program will enhance your skills and knowledge with evidence-based clinical practice through research and technological innovation.

This interdisciplinary graduate program is housed in KSU’s Department of Exercise and Sport Management in the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services. As the only program of its kind in Georgia and one of just 13 nationwide, the program will leverage KSU’s established strengths in clinical care, health sciences and engineering.

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, students involved in clinical patient interaction are required to have the following immunizations and to provide documentation to the Student Health Services.  Additional immunizations may be required from outside facilities prior to participation in some clinical rotations (i.e. flu vaccine).  There may be nominal costs to the student associated with obtaining the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Rubeola
  • TDAP
  • Varicella (or history of disease)
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • CPR Certification
  • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

Major Curriculum Elements

  • Orthotics, Prosthetics and Rehabilitation
  • Clinical rotations each semester
  • Applied Science and Research (Capstone Research Project)
  • Clinical integration of technical and engineering innovations

Learn in World-Class Facilities

You will learn in new state-of-the-art clinical and technical facilities:

  • Clinical Lab
  • Physical Assessment Labs
  • Clinical Simulation Labs
  • Device Assembly Lab
  • Machine Room
  • Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Labs

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

  • Online Graduate Application -There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with a major GPA of at least 3.0. Typical MS degree applicants have had undergraduate degrees in fields, such as exercise science, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and psychology.
  • Completion of program prerequisites with a C or better prior to matriculating into the MSPO program in Fall 2021. Prerequisite Course Summary and Plan of Prerequisite Completion forms must be submitted.
  • GRE Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359). No department code is necessary. 
  • International applicants are subject to the university's requirements for admission.
  • Three references (from academic or professional sources).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae should include the following when applicable: education, experience (work and volunteer), certifications, professional affiliations, special skills related to the field, and research presentations/publications.
  • A formal statement of personal goals for the program, maximum 2 pages, double-spaced, that includes the following:
    • Your experience in the field, including volunteer/shadowing experience.
    • Your reason(s) for choosing this degree program.
    • Your experience with research (if applicable).
    • Your career goals and how furthering your education with this degree will help you realize these goals.
  • You must upload to your application proof of each of the following vaccinations:
    • Hepatitis B - Lab report showing immunity, positive/reactive quantitative titer (Hep B surface antibody) AND documentation of appropriate immunization, i.e., 3 vaccinations at prescribed intervals. Documentation showing that a series is in progress will be accepted when you first enter the program. (positive titer does not expire)
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Rubeola - Proof of 2 vaccinations or a positive quantitative titer for each Measles, Mumps & Rubella. If you are in the process of getting the immunizations, please show documentation (positive titer does not expire.
    • TDAP - Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis Immunization: T-dap is required (TD approved for a booster after initial Tdap is administered) (expires every 10 years)
    • Varicella (or history of disease)
    • Turberculosis Screening -

      TB Screening (Purified Protein Derivative): A negative result is needed for PPDs. If you had a PPD during the 9 months prior to the start of the program, 1 additional PPD (done at the start of the program) is needed for program entry. If you have not had a PPD, then 2 PPDs are needed- 1 PPD placed and read, and a 2nd PPD placed and read within 1-3 weeks after the reading of the 1st PPD.  (latest PPD expires within 1 year)

      o If PPD is positive you must have a negative QuantiFERON report, if your QuantiFERON is positive you must have a negative Chest X-Ray (PPD, QuantiFERON and Chest X-Ray all expire annually, you must have the MD report with your Chest X-Ray) (QuantiFERON/Chest X-Ray expires every year)

      *For PPD’s, the County Health Department or the KSU clinic are suggestions for getting appropriate documentation

    • CPR Certification - Copy of front and back of card. American Heart Association BLS (Healthcare) 
    • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

 

APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES

This program accepts applications in the fall

  • Term
    Date
  • Priority Applications
    December 31
  • Regular Deadline
    March 1

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Coordinator: Victoria Fontenot
Program Office:  mspo@kennesaw.edu
Program Website: https://wellstarcollege.kennesaw.edu/essm/prosthetics-and-orthotics.php

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