Our Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician program is a comprehensive education for newcomers to the P&O profession. The course is open to all employees of prosthetic and orthotic clinics and companies. 

A Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician is a non-clinician, meaning they don’t work directly with patients. Technicians make limbs and braces, in close collaboration with Prosthetist/Orthotists. Technicians play an essential role in the workflow at their clinics by supporting the P&O production process.

For students, Technician level is the entry level to the P&O profession. 

This training is also the ideal preparation for Associate Prosthetist/Orthotist level education.

For P&O service providers, this program offers the opportunity to enlarge your workforce with trained technicians.

Comprehensive theory and practical training

Our Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician program has a modular structure. There are 3 modules over 18 months, delivering 62 ECTS equivalent to a workload of 1,862 hours.

Our teaching combines theory and practice, providing a solid and broad theoretical basis in P&O sciences, and developing strong hands-on practical skills.

Module Structure

We teach this program in a blended learning format, combining e-Learning with onsite technical workshops.


Subjects include anatomy, pathology, biomechanics, workshop sciences and theoretical concepts of workshop competencies and practice.

Onsite Workshops

In addition to the video and presentation materials delivered online, the practical part of training in this program is delivered through practical workshops organized once per module. These workshops entail training in technical skills and do not involve work with patients.


  • Module 1 General basics of the prosthetics & orthotics profession
  • Module 2 Orthotics
  • Module 3 Prosthetics

Practical and Theory Exams

Each module in the Technician program concludes with theory and practical exams. In the practical exams, students demonstrate the results of the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the module. Theory exams are written and oral tests organized either onsite or via our e-learning platform.

Practical Assignments

Practical assignments are an essential tool for practical training. For this reason, our students must be employed at, and have access to, a functioning, active clinic/workshop where prosthetic and orthotic devices are produced on a daily basis. The teachers assign the tasks for these assignments and students report on their performance by preparing presentations, which they upload on the e-platform. These assignments are then read and commented on by peers, and subsequently discussed in live sessions with the whole class, led by the teachers.

Final Qualification Exam

At the end of the program, we hold a separate final qualification exam in front of an international commission of ISPO examiners. To qualify for this exam, students have to complete all obligatory assignments in the program. In the final exam, students are assessed on both theoretical and practical/technical knowledge and skills.


You need to be an employee of a prosthetic and orthotic service provider (clinic, private company, etc.).


Human Study’s Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician program is available in the following languages: