Salus University, Elkins Park, PA, will be launching a new master’s program in Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P), which will be housed within the College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation. The university is seeking accreditation by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE). It is anticipated that the inaugural class of students will start during the 2022–2023 academic year, pending a successful accreditation application.
Chad Duncan, PhD, CRC, CPO, has been appointed director of the program. He arrived on campus in September 2021 after serving as the director for the past 3 years of the prosthetics and orthotics program at Northwestern University, Chicago. Students in this program will learn in closely-knit cohorts alongside skilled faculty who are board-certified prosthetist-orthotists. New laboratory facilities are being constructed on the university’s campus, providing state-of-the-art, dedicated training and learning spaces for students in O&P.