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Orthotics and Prosthetics

ORTHO-BAS


Arlene Gillis, Program Director, HEC, 727-341-4153
 

Admissions Information

PROGRAM BEGINS EVERY AUGUST

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APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
20122/0465 (BEGINNING 1/7/13) OR LATER
~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~


GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER REQUIRED ON ALL COURSES


PRE-ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO PROGRAM

The following courses are required and may be used as part of the General Education Requirements*:

BSC 2085 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I 3
BSC 2085L HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY I 1
BSC 2086 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II 3
BSC 2086L HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY II 1
CHM 2045 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 3
CHM 2045L GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I 1
MAC 1114      TRIGONOMETRY OR (MAC 1147, MAC 2311 or MAC 2233) 3
PHY 1053 GENERAL PHYSICS I 3
PHY 1048L PHYSICS LABORATORY I 1
PSY 1012      GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY OR (any transferable college-level psychology) 3
STA 2023       ELEMENTARY STATISTICS OR (any transferable college-level statistics) 3
NOTE: Beginning Fall 2012, the National Commission for Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) will require a master’s degree as the minimum entry-level education requirement into the profession. Students who intend to apply for NCOPE residency and ABC certification will be required to have a master’s degree. St. Petersburg College is planning to partner with Florida State University (FSU) to offer the master’s-level coursework for students who graduate with the BAS. FSU requires one (1) additional course for admission into the master’s program: EGN 3443. EGN has been built into SPC’s curriculum effective August 2012, but students must take the prerequisite courses (MAC 2311, MAC 2312) prior to taking this course and may do so prior to starting or while enrolled in the BAS program.

UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS
Admission requires completion of at least sixty (60) credits including at least fifteen (15) semester hours of transferable general education coursework and the state-mandated prerequisites listed above.

Students who are admitted without an Associate in Arts or higher degree are required to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirements of St. Petersburg College.  All students must fulfill the state-mandated prerequisites listed above. Please note that total program hours may vary. Consult the assigned baccalaureate specialist for any additional questions.

   Additional General Education Courses (15-21 credits)
    * Enhanced World View Requirement
     A. COMMUNICATIONS 9
     B. HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS 6
     C. MATHEMATICS 6
     D. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES 7
     E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 6
     F. ETHICS 3
     G. COMPUTER/INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY
* Visit www.spcollege.edu/program/GENR-AA for details.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (66 credits) - Grade of "C" or better required in all major courses
a CPR for healthcare providers
EGN 3443 STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 3
PRO 3000C INTRODUCTION TO ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS, AND REHABILITATION 2
PRO 3100 BIOMECHANICS 2
PRO 3110 CLINICAL PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3
PRO 3120C GAIT ANALYSIS AND PATHOMECHANICS 2
PRO 3200C HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS 4
PRO 3301C TRANSTIBIAL PROSTHETICS 5
PRO 3310C LOWER EXTREMITY ORTHOTICS I 4
PRO 3311C LOWER EXTREMITY ORTHOTICS II 5
PRO 3500C CLINICAL METHODS 3
PRO 3505      CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVING 2
PRO 3801L    ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS CLINICAL ROTATION I 2
PRO 3801L    ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS CLINICAL ROTATION II 2
PRO 3801L    ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS CLINICAL ROTATION III 2
PRO 3801L    ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS CLINICAL ROTATION IV 2
PRO 4001C ADVANCED TOPICS AND LAB 3
PRO 4331C    TRANSFEMORAL PROSTHETICS 5
PRO 4350C SPINAL ORTHOTICS 5
PRO 4361C UPPER EXTREMITY PROSTHETICS 4
PRO 4371C UPPER EXTREMITY ORTHOTICS 4
PRO 4850 SENIOR CAPSTONE 2

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS

126
Notes:

a Student must maintain a valid CPR card while in the BAS program.

~ Total program hours is higher than the usual 120, but some of the prerequisite courses may be used towards fulfilling the general education requirements.

~ Two consecutive years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language is required for graduation.

~ A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for admission into the program.

~ Students who have questions concerning admissions or catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or a Baccalaureate Specialist or Academic Advisor. Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.flvc.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or see a Baccalaureate Specialist or Advisor.

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