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Management of Orthotics and Prosthetics, MSIE

The Orthotics & Prosthetics Program has been suspended effective Fall 2016 and will not be accepting any new students until further notice.

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Dr. Arda Vanli
(850) 410-6354

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Management of Orthotics and Prosthetics web site.

Florida State University and St. Petersburg College have partnered to offer a graduate program of study leading to a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, with a specialization in Engineering Management of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Through this partnership, St. Petersburg College students earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics can then apply and matriculate to FSU to earn their master's degree.

This program offers students a solid foundation in the principles and application of advanced materials, and the application of those principles with respect to formulating and solving O&P problems.

Courses are delivered online, in a synchronous format and require students to have some contact with the St. Petersburg College campus.

Students pursuing this degree, considered to be the terminal degree in the specialty, may find a future career in Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering, Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering Management, as an Engineering Faculty Member, or in a related discipline.


Accredited through the National Comission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)

Method of Delivery


Time or Location Requirements

Students may be required to be in a certain place, at a certain time in order to attend synchronous courses. Students must be able to take proctored exams at St. Petersburg College.

Time to Completion

1 year (full-time) to 2.5 years (part-time)

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • BUL5810 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3)
    An introduction to the legal, political and social institutions which affect business activity, with an emphasis on public law and governmental regulation. Landmark legislation and judicial decisions will be examined.
  • EIN5020 Research Methodology (3)
    This course provides a structured and easily understandable step-by-step approach for students to learn the key components that comprise a sound research process.
  • EIN5182 Engineering Management (3)
    This is a course in modeling existing and future organizations, with emphasis on organizations for the twenty-first century. Special consideration is given to flat matrix models.
  • EIN5353 Engineering Economics & Financial Analysis (3)
    Feasibility science, mathematics and engineering focused on engineering economic analyses; specifically, design and system alternatives for high-technology operations.
  • EIN5936 Clinical Rotation (3)
  • EMA5182 Composite Material Engineering (3)
    Covers basics for understanding composite materials. Topics include introduction to composite materials, properties and forms of constituent materials, consideration of composite behavior and failure modes, characterization of material performance and testing, introduction to available manufacturing techniques, laboratory demonstrations and case studies.
  • ESI5247 Engineering Experiments (3)
    Introduction to designing experiments and analyzing their results. Intended for engineers and scientists who perform experiments or serve as advisors to experimentation in industrial settings. Students must understand basic statistical concepts. A statistical approach to designing and analyzing experiments is provided as a means to efficiently study and comprehend the underlying process being evaluated. Insight gained leads to improved product performance and quality.
  • MAN5245 Organizational Behavior (3)
    A dynamic examination of managerial concepts of human behavior in work organizations. Topics include motivation, leadership, reward systems, recruiting, selection, and job design.
  • NGR5172 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (3)
    This course provides a broad overview of pharmacology using a lifespan approach. Special consideration is given to professional and statutory issues related to prescribing. A broad overview of agents commonly used in primary care is provided, following a system-specific approach, with special attention paid to issues specific to the various stages of the lifespan. The course covers concepts of compliance and collaboration in the context of effecting positive changes for the patient. Emphasis is placed on facilitating pharmacologic management of patients for advanced practice nurses in independent and collaborative practice.
  • NGR5930 Special Topics in Nursing (3)
    This course consists of seminar topics that may include advanced technique in critical care nursing, emphasis on special populations, emphasis on specific identified nursing phenomena. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.

Total Credit Hours



Students must meet the minimum requirements for admission to a graduate program at Florida State University and within the Industrial Engineering department. Departmental requirements for admission are: A Bachelor of Applied Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from St.Petersburg College with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; GRE scores of at least 650(old)/151(new)/56% quantitative and 450(old)/146(new)/31% verbal; Three favorable recommendations and completion of EGN3443-Statistical Topics in Industrial Engineering, MAC2311-Calculus I, MAC2312 Calculus II.

Program Requirements

Meet the minimum requirements for admission to a graduate program Florida State University and within the IME department. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program.


The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2017-18 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

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