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Prosthetics and Orthotics - Diploma
Prosthetics and Orthotics - Diploma

Prosthetics and Orthotics - Diploma

  • ID:BCIT10163
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,473.24
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,473.24
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
$78,346.48
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • IELTS

    • If your program requires: English 12, 73%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 7

    • If your program requires: English 12, 67%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 6.5

    • If your program requires: English 12, 50 %, You need these scores on the IELTS: 6.0

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

    • If your program requires: English 12, 73%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 65

    • If your program requires: English 12, 67%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 60

    • If your program requires: English 12, 50 %, You need these scores on the IELTS: 52

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • If your program requires: English 12, 73%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 90

    • If your program requires: English 12, 67%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 86

    • If your program requires: English 12, 50 %, You need these scores on the IELTS: 82

Course Information

BCIT’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Diploma is one of two programs of its kind offered in Canada. Innovative, analytical, and patient-centered, this field is a unique blend of science, technology, and clinical care. Prosthetists and orthotists transform physical disabilities into new mobility opportunities for their patients. Using specialized medical assessment techniques and leading edge technology, prosthetists and orthotists create treatment plans for the unique needs of each patient. Our program gives students the skills to help patients gain and regain mobility and quality of life.

About the program

  • Two-year, full-time post-graduate diploma program followed by a paid, two-year clinical residency program

  • Lectures and labs at BCIT’s prosthetics and orthotics clinic

  • Small, 12-student classes provides individual support and fosters engagement

  • Two clinical practicum experiences, which you can do internationally or in your community

Our program offers the hands-on learning for which BCIT is renown. Visit Program Details to learn more about our Prosthetics and Orthotics program.

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Program matrix

Level 1 (15 weeks)

  • BHSC 1120, Applied Anatomy and Physiology 1

  • CENV 1284, Materials Science

  • NURS 1183, Patient Care (PROR)

  • PROR 1100, Prosthetics and Orthotics 1

  • PROR 1120, Biomechanics 1

Level 2 (20 weeks)

  • BHSC 1242, Applied Social Sciences (PROR)

  • BHSC 2220, Applied Anatomy and Physiology 2

  • PROR 2200, Prosthetics and Orthotics 2

  • PROR 2220, Biomechanics 2

  • PROR 2230, Practicum

Level 3 (15 weeks)

  • BHSC 3310, Applied Pathophysiology 1

  • COMM 1184, Workplace Communications

  • MATH 3842, Statistics and Research Methodology for Prosthetics and Orthotics

  • PROR 3300, Prosthetics and Orthotics 3

  • PROR 3320, Biomechanics 3

Level 4 (20 weeks)

  • BHSC 4410, Applied Pathophysiology 2

  • BMET 1482, Applied Electrical Fundamentals

  • COMM 2284, Scientific Writing for Prosthetics and Orthotics

  • PROR 1402, Professional Practice

  • PROR 4330, Practicum

  • PROR 4400, Prosthetics and Orthotics 4

  • PROR 4430, Case Studies and Treatment Planning

  • PROR 4500, Capstone Research Project

Total Credits:, 135.0

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates are ready

Our grads get work, and most are offered positions before they even finish the program. After a two-year paid residency, students are ready to write the national certification exam and start working immediately.

Career opportunities

Our grads join a closely knit community of health professionals dedicated to maximizing the potential of their patients. Certified prosthetic or orthotic clinicians’ salaries start at approximately $52,000 per year. Careers offer flexibility and options to work in one of many paths, including:

  • Working with a team in a hospital or private clinic

  • Running your own private practice

  • Specializing in specific areas of physical rehabilitation

  • Innovating technology and products through research and development

Learn more about the work we do. Visit our Lib Guides site for the latest in field research.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 CAD

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