The board of regents of the University System of Georgia has approved a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) program at Kennesaw State University (KSU). The program was first approved at the Georgia Institute of Technology by the board of regents in 2002. The new program will be the only MSPO curriculum in Georgia and one of just 13 institutions nationwide to offer the degree. The program, available to students in fall 2020, will transfer to KSU to leverage the university’s strengths in clinical care, health sciences, and engineering.
“The WellStar College [of Health and Human Services] at KSU has a rich history of educating health practitioners while also fostering impactful collaborations between industry partners and the university’s academic units,” said Pamela Whitten, KSU president. “This graduate program has the potential to grow into a marquee program and positively impact not only the state, but the broader region through robust research and service opportunities.”