School of Rehabilitation Sciences:: The University of Jordan ::

Program Specifications

Bachelor of science in Orthotics and Prosthetics / Program Overview

 ​Background to the program and subject area:


Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics is one of the newly established departments at the School of Rehabilitation Sciences / The University of Jordan. The program started in the academic year 1999/2000 and was introduced to handle the shortage in qualified O& P personnel in the MENA region.

The field of Prosthetics and Orthotics is concerned with evaluating and designing prostheses for all levels of amputation, whether congenital or acquired, and manufacturing orthotic devices, for different age groups, in order to improve functions and perform daily activities.

The BSc program offered by the department aims to provide the required knowledge and skills to the students so that the graduates can work in hospitals and rehabilitation centers to deal professionally with different cases.

To date, the number of graduates of the program is 250 students.


The department established a strategic partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aimed at developing department staff members and laboratory supervisors in terms of developing practical skills as well as developing the study plan and working to obtain international accreditation from the International Society of Orthotics & Prosthetics.

Program Aims:
1. To develop in students the importance, relevance, and inntegration of theoretical knowledge with professional clinical practice to develop rehabilitation solutions to patients with disability.
2. To provide intellectually stimiulating learning experience that develops and promotes creativity and problem-solving skills in students.
3. To improve in students the level of interaction with the local community by providing orthotic and prosthetic services to patients from local community.
4. To continuously update teaching and clinical practice by introducing and training students on the latest technology in the field of orthotics and prosthetics.
5. to work on applying and maintaining the requirements of the local and the international accreditation guidelines.