Welcome To Our Sponsors

We are thrilled to welcome Restore POC to our campus and appreciate their support for our students' education.

Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Graduates

We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and we know you will excel in everything you do.

Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Graduates

We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and we know you will excel in everything you do.

Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Graduates

We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and we know you will excel in everything you do.

Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony

Welcoming the next group of O&P Practitioners

Thermoforming Room

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

Hands on Clinical Experience

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

Laboratory Workspace

Equipped with individual lab stations for device fabrication and assembly.

Community Outreach

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

3rd Annual Florida Chapter of AAOP Meeting
Friday June 11th and Saturday, June 12th

Offering limited capacity attendance to maintain social distancing. Earn credits, get CPR certification, satisfy your FL Mandatory courses, and connect with your peers!

Solo-Step

NO FEAR, NO FALLS, JUST REHAB

Smaller Class Sizes

Allow for more one-on-one learning

VA Adaptive Sport Events

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

Custom Fabricated Devices

Building students' portfolios and skills

Community Adaptive Yoga for Veterans

2nd and 4th Thursdays each month
Includes coffee hour

Laminating Stations

Providing valuable fabrication skills

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See Our Latest Events

We have multiple partners and veterans organizations we work with throughout the year. Please visit our calendar monthly to stay updated with current events, activities, and support for our causes.

IIOP provided O&P support for our veterans at the Warrior Games 2019! Thanks to LazyDays RV for providing the RV!

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.

For consideration, incumbents 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. All application materials need be emailed to arlene@iiofoandp.org

Student Testimonials

“I have just finished my second 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

See Alex’s Clinical Rotation and O&P Portfolio Here!

“I look forward to coming to school every day because IIOP has provided me with the best education in the best environment. It’s great to be part of a school whose sole focus is Orthotics and Prosthetics. The class size is small, and the facility is very spacious, which makes working on assignments a breeze. I am currently in my last semester at the school and I will miss my instructors, who have 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

“As a first-year graduate student at the International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics (IIOP), I have had the opportunity to acquire valuable practical skills and knowledge that will serve me well as an O & P practitioner. I have been fortunate to be a part of a small class cohort of like-minded fellow students with experienced, knowledgeable instructors.  I have primarily been 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 has 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

“IIOP has 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 provide 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

“The program at IIOP suited my learning style perfectly. It is fast, but the instructors make sure that no one is left behind. They are 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 work as a team to achieve the common goal which is providing top-notch patient care.”

 

-Joaquin Campa III, Florida

“My time here at IIOP has 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 focus on fabrication and clinical skills is what sets IIOP apart. We spend as much time in the lab as we do 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

“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

As we welcome back our students, check out what we're doing to ensure the health and safety of our students and faculty. See IIOP's response to COVID-19

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