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Health Science Department

Bachelor of Applied Science

Orthotics & Prosthetics

ORTHO-BAS

Program Leadership Information

Arlene Gillis, Program Director, (727) 341-4153

Program Summary

Program begins every August.


The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2014 (490), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Admission Rules

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 requirement 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 advisor for any additional questions.

Minimum grade of "C" is required in all general education and state-mandated prerequisite coursework.

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission into the program.

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

Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.flvc.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or see an advisor.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

Two consecutive years in high school or two semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language is required for graduation.

Cumulative and SPC GPAs of 2.0 required for graduation. However, admission to the FSU Master of Science program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (as well as other requirements).

Students who have questions concerning admissions or catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an advisor.

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES

Human Anatomy & Physiology I
3
Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
1
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
3
Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II
1
General Chemistry I
3
General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis Laboratory I
1
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
5
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
5
General Physics I
3
Physics Laboratory I
1
General Psychology
3
OR
3
Any transferable college-level psychology

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

MAJOR CORE COURSES

CPR for healthcare providers a
Introduction to Orthotics, Prosthetics and Rehabilitation
2
Biomechanics
2
Clinical Pathophysiology
3
Gait Analysis & Pathomechanics
2
Human Anatomy and Physiology for Orthotics and Prosthetics
4
Transtibial Prosthetics
5
Lower Extremity Orthotics I
4
Lower Extremity Orthotics II
5
Clinical Methods
3
Clinical Problem Solving
2-3
Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinical Rotation
2
Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinical Rotation
2
Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinical Rotation
2
Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinical Rotation
2
Transfemoral Prosthetics
5
Spinal Orthotics
5
Upper Extremity Prosthetics
4
Upper Extremity Orthotics
4
Advanced Topics and Lab
3
Statistics for Engineering
3
Senior Capstone
2

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

126
Total Credits