The International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics (IIOP) is an organization that seeks to improve the lives of amputees, veterans, and their families by enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of the practitioners who serve them. It does this primarily through its work with accredited O&P programs in the areas of research, innovation, education, and collaboration.
The Institute was established in 2016 and was designed to serve as a resource center for educators, researchers, practitioners, and patients.
The Institute offers a variety of O&P and allied health program support services, including consulting/advisory services, curriculum development, grant writing, or assistance with developing consortium partnerships to leverage funding. It also provides a venue for educators and practitioners to have greater access to the industry’s knowledge base through workshops and symposiums, and the Institute’s state-of-the-art facility enables researchers and others to partner on innovative projects. And because the Institute is located just minutes from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, amputees, veterans, and their families can also receive wrap-around services such as wellness programs and other rehabilitative services offered by either the government or private sector.
Primary Mission Statement
The mission of the International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics (IIOP) is to provide comprehensive academic programs that promote student success in a manner for which they can utilize the acquired knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to be competent and ethical practitioners of allied health.
Secondary Mission Statement
To raise awareness of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Profession.