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NCOPE is Actively Seeking Board Members

The NCOPE Board of Directors will have an opening for a new director beginning January 2023. To nominate yourself or someone else, please use the nomination form linked below. Board members serve 3-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms. Board of...

Larry Lange Travel Fellowship Award Given to Gila Baer

Gila Baer is a Prosthetist Resident at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, IL. She holds a Masters of Prosthetics and Orthotics from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetics-Orthotics Center and a Bachelors of Biomedical Engineering from...
Thomas Karolewski: wearing black rimmed glasses, navy blue blazer, white collar shirt, sitting under a ceiling fan, in an office.

Tom Karolewski on Attending the 2022 AOPA Policy Forum

Immediate Past Chair for the NCOPE Board of Directors, Thomas Karolewski, sharing his experience attending the 2022 AOPA Policy Forum in-person in Washington, DC. He sheds light on the feedback he heard from student attendees as well as from the AOPA organizers. He...

NCOPE is Pleased to Participate in the ISPO Global Educators Meeting on June 8-10, 2022

NCOPE's executive director, Ms. Robin C. Seabrook, will be presenting on ISPO's accreditation processes linked to the orthotist/prosthetist level at the Global Educator's Meeting (GEM) scheduled .  NCOPE is a proud sponsor of US-based educational pathways in...

CHEA and Its Work on Behalf of Accreditation

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has produced the short video below, highlighting CHEA and its work on behalf of higher education accreditation and quality assurance. The two-minute video is designed to promote understanding of CHEA's value not...

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NCOPE is responsible for accrediting orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic education programs including the clinical residency. In partnership with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), NCOPE leverages evidence-based accreditation practices to demonstrate its dedication to enhancing the profession. NCOPE is committed to enhancing the technical and clinical services delivered by the students and residents today, and in their future practice.




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