O&P in the Future

O&P IN THE PASTO&P IN THE PRESENT • O&P IN THE FUTURE •

About the OPAF O&P Awareness Initiative


O&P IN THE FUTURE

O&P and You!

  • Learn more about O&P education through NCOPE,
    National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education


    NCOPE is the accreditation body for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. As such, its primary mission and obligation is to ensure that educational and residency programs meet the minimum standards of quality to prepare individuals to enter the O&P profession. NCOPE serves in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for accreditation of educational programs. CAAHEP is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that accredits educational programs in 17 allied health disciplines. The CAAHEP system currently accredits 1,300 allied health education programs across the nation.
  • O&P Scholarships

    OPAF Dale Yasukawa Memorial Scholarship Program

    Complete information about this program is available here.


    Dan McKeever Scholarship Program of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Development Fund at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists


    "This program provides grants to individuals who are pursuing an education in orthotics and prosthetics. Each year the program will award $1000 to three deserving O&P baccalaureate students. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be rising seniors in an accredited O&P bachelors degree program as well as (1) demonstrate a financial need, (2) display leadership qualities, (3) contribute to their own education financially, (4) maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.

    For complete application information, please contact:

    American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
    Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Development Fund
    526 King Street, Suite 201
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    Tel. (703) 836-0788

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