Orthotics & Prosthetics

Welcome to the CSUDH MS Orthotics & Prosthetics Program

Applications for 2023 HERE!

The California State University Dominguez Hills Orthotic and Prosthetic Program has a long history of preparing clinicians for an incredibly rewarding career working with patients in the field of O&P.  From the undergraduate beginnings in 1983 through the formulation of our Certificate Programs in 1995 to the elevation to a Master degree in 2012, our purpose throughout has been to train and educate students to be the best clinicians to serve the amputee and device using community.

Currently housed off-campus, the CSUDH Orthotic and Prosthetic Education Center is a 12,000 square foot facility in Los Alamitos containing both class rooms and laboratory spaces. When students enter the program, they are given extensive hands-on training in a simulated clinical setting, seeing patients from evaluation to delivery while under the direct supervision of our experienced faculty.  They also rotate into multiple prosthetic and orthotic clinics to enhance their patient care skills as they matriculate through the program.  Active clinical rotations are in place with large and small private O&P providers including Veteran's Administration Medical Centers in Long Beach and Los Angeles,  Hanger’s major central fabrication facility, Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, and the Balboa Naval Medical Center’s C-5 program in San Diego, where combat wounded soldiers are receiving treatment.


Our students are our most valuable resource. Each student makes a unique contribution to the Program, and is recognized as an individual.  We work together as a team to provide the highest quality patient outcomes, and our students thrive in an environment that combines academic, clinical, and research components that lead to successful practice as an O&P professional. To quote the CSUDH mission statement, our program "provides our communities with a vital resource for talent, knowledge, skills, and leadership needed to thrive today and tomorrow."

Thank you for considering the California State University Dominguez Hills Orthotics and Prosthetics Program for your education. 

Feel free to contact us for further information.   Please send inquiries to erollo@csudh.edu

What is Orthotics and Prosthetics?

Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) is the evaluation, fabrication and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. O&P is an allied health profession with a variety of exciting employment opportunities available.

Prosthetists provide patients with prostheses (artificial limbs) to replace an amputated hand, arm, foot or leg. The goal of the prosthetist is to provide the patient with increased function, such as walking or grasping.
Orthotists provide patients with orthoses (braces) that restore function, or stabilize the part of the body in question. Orthotic application include the spine, cranium, and extremities after injury or disease. The goal of the orthotist is to provide the patient with protection, support, and increased function.
To learn more about the profession, please visit What is POP
CSUDH MSOP Student News
Three CSUDH students were just awarded inaugural scholarships from the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation and the American Board for Certification.
Lauren Jensen (Class of 2023) and Paul Mindemann (Class of 2022) each received one of only ten national ABC Student Achievement Scholarships.  

Mario Jimenez-Padilla received one of four ABC Student Diversity Scholarships for 2022. 

Congrats to all three students for their success!

Read full article here.


CSUDH did a great profile piece on two of our grads from the class of 2022.  Check it out here.

CSUDH MSOP Program News

CSUDH MSOP Program is thrilled to welcome Dr. Mojtaba Kamyab as a new tenure track professor.  He has extensive teaching experience at Iran University of Medical Sciences, and is a published researcher in the field focusing on trans-tibial prosthetics and spinal orthotics.  

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