Application Resources

Pre-Orthotist & Prosthetist Pathway

Applying to Orthotics & Prosthetics graduate school programs is an intensive process with multiple components, and the HPO wants to help you by breaking the information down. In this section, we cover researching medical schools, the application timeline, application services, letters of recommendation, exams, personal statements and more.

Research O&P Programs Before You Apply

List of Texas Orthotist & Prosthetist Programs:


CAAHEP has a list of accredited programs on its website. Use this to research programs before you apply. Search for “Orthotist/Prosthetist” under Professions.

Learn About the Application Services

Texas Orthotist & Prosthetist programs use OPCAS (Orthotist & Prosthetist Centralized Application Service)

For any school NOT using OPCAS, see individual school admission web pages for application instructions.

Follow the Application Timeline

  • Application Timeline and Steps to take by month (Coming Soon)

Request Letters of Evaluation

Letters of evaluation are key pieces to your application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and number and type of letters vary from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details. 

Write Your Personal Statement

The personal statement is a critical component of your application, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values.

Prepare for Your Interview

It is important to professionally and properly represent yourself to an admissions committee, from what to wear to anticipating what questions might be asked.