The Salus University master’s in O&P (MSOP) program received candidacy accreditation by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE). Attainment of the candidate for accreditation status does not ensure the program will be granted full accreditation, but it expects to welcome the inaugural cohort of students in the Fall 2022 semester. The program will be the 14th nationwide and will be integrated into the College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation.
“The MSOP program is committed to developing and nurturing orthotic-prosthetic student leaders while providing them with a well-rounded master’s degree focused on cultural humility, diversity, and person-centered care. There will be a strong emphasis on inclusion to promote an environment of students belonging within the classroom,” the university said in a press release.
The first cohort of around 24 students will be led by Chad Duncan, PhD, CRC, CPO, chair and program director; Julie McCulley Quinlan, MPO, MS, CPO, ATC, instructor; Ernstha Jovin, administrative assistant; and Kevin Cianfrani, lab manager.