Salus University’s Orthotics and Prosthetics program receives initial accreditation

Salus University’s Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) program has been granted initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), effective March 15.

“This initial accreditation is a testament to our program’s steadfast commitment to excellence and adherence to the highest educational standards,” said Chad Duncan, PhD, CRC, CPO, Salus program director. “This accolade is a reflection of the hard work and deviation of our faculty, students, and staff. We are excited to celebrate this remarkable achievement and continue our commitment to providing exceptional education and training in the allied health professions.”

Salus University’s O&P program welcomed its first cohort of students in the fall of 2023. Upon it’s founding, Salus was the 14th O&P program nationwide, and one of only two programs in Pennsylvania.

The program offers a Master of Science in O&P, allowing students in the program to learn in a closely-knit cohort alongside skilled faculty who are American Board Certified prosthetists-orthotists and licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The next comprehensive evaluation of the program is scheduled for no later than 2029. In the meantime, the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) will perform annual reviews to monitor the program’s compliance with these standards, as well as to evaluate the outcomes based on annual reports and supporting documents.

For more on Salus University, located at 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, you can visit their website.

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