Welcome to the International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics

Located in Tampa, Florida, the IIOP offers a Master of Science degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics which can be completed in 4 semesters. Students benefit from on-site fabrication labs and gain clinical experience through our various partnerships and an on-site clinic sponsored by Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinics of America. O&P education is the sole focus at our extensive, state-of-the art facilities.

Through our Veterans Stride Foundation, we strive to improve the lives of amputees and veterans through education, training, research, and collaboration worldwide. Veterans and amputees can also receive services such as wellness programs, and other rehabilitative services offered by either the government or private sector. The Foundation also sponsors adaptive sports and events in the community to enhance the lives of amputees and veterans.

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Welcome To Our Sponsors

We are thrilled to welcome Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinics of America to our campus and appreciate their support for our students' education.

Orthotic & Prosthetic Clinics of America
2021 IIOP Graduation
We are very proud of our Class of April 2021!
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Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony

Welcoming the next group of O&P Practitioners

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Thermoforming Room

Equipped with two six-station vacuum tables and three ovens.

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Hands on Clinical Experience

Providing students with a full range of O&P experience.

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Laboratory Workspace

Equipped with individual lab stations for device fabrication and assembly.

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Community Outreach

Manufacturers and experts in the field meeting and working with students both during and after their education.

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3rd Annual Florida Chapter of AAOP Meeting
Friday October 1st and Saturday October 2nd, 2021

Earn credits, get CPR certification, satisfy your FL Mandatory courses, and connect with your peers!

International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics
4809 Memorial Highway, Tampa, FL 33634

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VA Adaptive Sport Events

Golfing Simulator & Lessons
4809 Memorial HWY, Tampa, FL 33634

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Custom Fabricated Devices

Building students' portfolios and skills

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Community Adaptive Yoga for Veterans

2nd and 4th Thursdays each month
Includes coffee hour

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Now Seeking Full-Time Faculty Member

We are expanding our team at IIOP! We are seeking a full-time faculty member with strong knowledge and experience in both Orthotics and Prosthetics. The primary role of the candidate will be instruction within the classroom and laboratory settings. Applicants must have a sincere commitment to teaching, be eligible for Florida licensure, and have a Master’s degree or higher in a healthcare or education-related field. Click here for more information.
For consideration, applicants are required to live in Hillsborough County of Tampa, Fl. The application material must include a full academic CV as well as a personal narrative on teaching and research. Email all application materials  to arlene@iiofoandp.org.

The Future is Bright for Orthotists and Prosthetists

See what the US Bureau of Labor Statistics says regarding a career as an Orthotist and Prosthetist.

Graduate Testimonials

“I have just finished my last semester at IIOP and it has been such a fun and beneficial learning experience. The facility is unlike anything I have seen at other schools and even other O&P facilities. I come from a background in prosthetics and orthotics, so I had pretty high expectations for the school and it checks all my boxes. There is so much space in a brand-new building, which makes working on projects very stress-free. The instructors are so much fun to work with and knowledgeable in their fields. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in the field of orthotics and prosthetics.”

-Alex Miller, Ohio

“I looked forward to coming to school every day because IIOP had provided me with the best education in the best environment. It was great to be part of a school whose sole focus is Orthotics and Prosthetics. The class sizes are small, and the facility is very spacious, which made working on assignments a breeze. I just recently graduated and I will miss my instructors, who had made my time at the school not only educational but also fun. If you want the best O&P education you can get, IIOP is the school for you.”

-Ivanice Torres Rivera, Puerto Rico (2020 Graduate)

“The focus on fabrication and clinical skills is what sets IIOP apart. We spent as much time in the lab as we did in the clinic, something that is lacking in most other O and P programs. Along with this, the class size provides ample opportunities for one on one learning and the professors are extremely knowledgeable. All the Faculty and staff at IIOP genuinely want the best for students and will go above and beyond to make sure we succeed.”

 

-Kenneth Laufer, Pennsylvania (2020 Graduate)

“IIOP is an amazing institute to learn from for many reasons, just a few being their great professors, the high quality education and the fabrication labs. I toured the program before I was admitted and fell in love with the facility because it’s huge and you have access to so many resources here including new cutting edge technology even other schools don’t have access to. A huge bonus is you get to study and learn at the same campus you’ll be taking your CPM board exams at which is a plus. The professors here are passionate and great at what they do. They also care a lot about your success and strive to make you better. I’ve personally never been somewhere where the professors are invested in you to this degree. I’ve learned so much through this program, and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to start and build the beginning of my O&P career here.” (IG: @wadadsopjourney)

 

-Wadad Lahoud, Texas (2020 Graduate)

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“I have just finished my last semester at IIOP and it has been such a fun and beneficial learning experience. The facility is unlike anything I have seen at other schools and even other O&P facilities. I come from a background in prosthetics and orthotics, so I had pretty high expectations for the school and it checks all my boxes. There is so much space in a brand-new building, which makes working on projects very stress-free. The instructors are so much fun to work with and knowledgeable in their fields. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in the field of orthotics and prosthetics.”

-Alex Miller, Ohio

“My time here at IIOP did not only expanded my understanding of the O&P field, but has taught me more about my capabilities to solve problems and constantly seek resolution in and out of the classroom. I have learned how to work hard in the lab so I am able to enjoy the beauty of Tampa, Florida.  From kayak fishing in the mangroves, to enjoying the sweet sweet beaches, Tampa has quickly become one of my favorite places to live. If you’re like me and you are from out of town, then no problem because IIOP is within 5 minutes from the Tampa International Airport! IIOP has continued to challenge me but has made my graduate experience one I will never forget.”

-Bryce Dahl, Tennessee

“The program at IIOP suited my learning style perfectly. It is fast, but the instructors make sure that no one is left behind. They were able to do this by maintaining smaller class sizes that allow for plenty of one on one. The mid-semester reviews are thorough and detailed to let the students know where they excel and where improvement is needed. Everything about this school is hands-on learning through every step of the way. We worked as a team to achieve the common goal which is providing top-notch patient care.”

-Joaquin Campa III, Florida

“IIOP presented me with incredible opportunities both in the patient clinic and the classroom to expand my knowledge of Orthotics and Prosthetics further than anywhere else.  The amazing faculty and staff provided a platform for my classmates and I to carve out our own style of healthcare professionalism and fabrication techniques.”

-Richard Gotti, New York

“When I first decided that I wanted to enter the O&P field, IIOP felt like the most obvious option. Mrs. Gillis was so diligent in guiding me through the process and being clear when I had any questions. Dr. Orbea, Mrs. Crawford, and Mr. Mahairas have been crucial in my academia and have all been more than supportive. I couldn’t have asked for a better faculty to learn from and build with.”

-Trevor Bryant, Florida

“As a first-year graduate student at the International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics (IIOP), I had the opportunity to acquire valuable practical skills and knowledge that will serve me well as an O & P practitioner. I had been fortunate to be a part of a small class cohort of like-minded fellow students with experienced, knowledgeable instructors.  I was primarily impressed with the new state of the art facilities complete with fabrication labs and a private clinic that is made readily available to all of its students. IIOP provided a very welcoming environment that is both challenging and rewarding. I would sincerely recommend IIOP to anyone wanting to study to become an O&P practitioner.”

-Victor Bustamante, Florida

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