Category: Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotics and Prosthetics

Coming Soon: Orthotics and Prosthetics Information Session

Orthotics and Prosthetics

Interested in the Orthotics and Prosthetics program at St. Petersburg College? The April 20 Orthotics and Prosthetics Information Session is for you. The Health Education Center will host an information session spotlighting the Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology AS program, starting at 4:30 p.m. You will have a chance to take an inside look at our … Continue reading Coming Soon: Orthotics and Prosthetics Information Session

Get Started in a New Career with an Orthotics and Prosthetics Certificate

orthotics prosthetics certificates

Want to quickly launch your career in orthotics and prosthetics? Earning an orthotics and prosthetics certificate at St. Petersburg College is the best way to get started in this exciting and rewarding career field. SPC offers three certificate courses in orthotics and prosthetics: Orthotic Fitter (CFO) Mastectomy Fitter (CFM) Pedorthics (C. Ped) These courses are a … Continue reading Get Started in a New Career with an Orthotics and Prosthetics Certificate

Become a Pedorthist and Help Keep Feet Fit

SPC pedorthist certification course

Interested in getting into the medical field but don’t know where to start? Want to help improve the lives of many people – from athletes to veterans? A Pedorthist certification might just be for you! A Pedorthist fabricates, fits, adjusts, and modifies custom shoes and insoles. These professionals work with those affected by plantar fasciitis, … Continue reading Become a Pedorthist and Help Keep Feet Fit

Health-Related Jobs: Dec. 8 Information Session for O&P, Physical Therapist Assistant programs

health-related jobs, orthotic and prosthetic technology and physical therapist assistant

St. Petersburg College will be hosting an information session Dec. 8 into health-related jobs through the college’s Orthotic and Prosthetic Technology and Physical Therapist Assistant associate programs. The information session at SPC’s Health Education Center – from 1 -2:30 p.m. –  will spotlight these two successful A.S. programs. If you have been eager to apply to either … Continue reading Health-Related Jobs: Dec. 8 Information Session for O&P, Physical Therapist Assistant programs

Shadowing an Orthotic Fitter and Technician

SPC Shadowing Orthotic fitter Technician

What do the students in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology program have to look forward to after graduation? What better way to learn about a day in the life of an Orthotics & Prosthetics technician than by going and watching one at work! We had the opportunity to do just that on Sept. 20. We visited … Continue reading Shadowing an Orthotic Fitter and Technician

1st Annual Breast Health Event hosted at HEC in October

Breast Health Event at SPC

St. Petersburg College will host its first annual Breast Health Exhibit Hall and Panel Discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Health Education Center in Pinellas Park. The event is FREE for all attendees and open to the public, as well as all SPC students, faculty and staff. Please register at this link and join us for a … Continue reading 1st Annual Breast Health Event hosted at HEC in October

Visiting orthotics and prosthetics employer James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

The HOPE Careers Consortium Grant team toured the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, the largest veterans’ hospital in the United States and an employer for SPC students certified in orthotics and prosthetics , on Friday, July 15. Upon arriving, Chief of the Orthotics & Prosthetics Lab Joseph Shamp C.P.O., an Army veteran, retired police reservist … Continue reading Visiting orthotics and prosthetics employer James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

Discover Ability: Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports Clinic 2016

International Paralympic Committee

Join us July 26 at the SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus and discover how sports can be accessible to all. RSVP and attend the Discover Ability: Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports Clinic 2016. Explore your athletic abilities regardless of mobility issues and learn how local adaptive sports clinics can help make sports accessible. A panel of community members will provide insight on … Continue reading Discover Ability: Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports Clinic 2016

New Orthotics and Prosthetics program receives accreditation

technician in OP

This Fall marks the implementation of the newly accredited orthotics and prosthetics technician AS degree program from CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Care Educational Programs), which is the first and only associate degree for orthotic and prosthetic technicians in Florida. The initial full roster of 24 students will begin their two-year Associate in Science … Continue reading New Orthotics and Prosthetics program receives accreditation

ABC board exam returns to SPC

Clinical Patient Management exams

This month, the J.E. Hanger College of Orthotics & Prosthetics will once again have the privilege of hosting the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. During the second and third week of June, St. Petersburg College will serve as the site for the ABC Clinical Patient Management exams. ABC’s Director of  Clinical Resources Stephen … Continue reading ABC board exam returns to SPC