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Academic Programs Seeking Candidacy

Candidate for Accreditation is a status that indicates that the orthotic and prosthetic education program is progressing toward formal CAAHEP accreditation. The purpose is to help assure that the institution develops an O&P program with adequate planning and with the necessary resources (e.g., leadership, faculty, physical plant, budget, clinical education sites) to meet the CAAHEP Standards at the time an initial application is submitted.  The programs listed below will not be visible on the CAAHEP website until initial accreditation is formally awarded.

NCOPE Accreditation Manual

To learn more about Candidate for Accreditation status, please CLICK HERE

East Tennessee State University

Awarded: Candidate for Accreditation (Candidacy) on 5/15/24

East Tennessee State University
206 Dossett Hall, P.O. Box 70733
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: 423-439-7414 (Office)

Contact: Kyle Leister, PhD, CPO, ATC

Program Website:

The above website is external to NCOPE. If the link is not functioning, please reach out to the program contact listed above.