Level: Bachelor
Application period: 2023-10-16 - 2024-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2024
City: Jönköping
Degree: Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Prosthetics and Orthotics, 180 credits


Prosthetists and orthotists analyse individuals’ need of and provide externally applied devices used to compensate for impairments of the structure and function of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems. This requires combining medical, biomechanical and engineering knowledge and skills, in interaction with the device user and other health professions.


The programme integrates these fields with evidencebased practice to increase quality of life for people. The students will integrate and apply theory and practical exercises in the student clinic on campus, along with clinical internships and a major thesis project.

The Prosthetics and Orthotics Bachelor programme has been accredited by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) at the Prosthetist/Orthotist level. The accreditation is an international recognition of the quality, scope and organisation of the programme. Students will benefit from the accreditation whereas graduates of the programme can apply to ISPO for an individual ISPO recognition certificate. The certificate facilitates recruitment for work abroad.

The School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University is the only institution in Sweden to offer the Prosthetics and Orthotics Bachelor programme, which also leads to a licence to practice. Since 2018, the programme has been offered in English and accepts students from all over the world. Currently, about 100 students from around 10 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia are studying in the programme.

The major includes work-based education and as a student you have access to a study place within the Nordic region. The purpose of the work-based education is for you as a student to apply your theoretical knowledge in practice.

Prosthetics and Orthotics has partner universities in different parts of the world that can offer exchanges to varying degrees. When opportunities arise, students are offered to apply.

An orthopedic engineer works with patient examination, specification, measurement, casting, manufacturing, adaptation and testing of orthopedic technical aids, such as prostheses. Since each patient has their own conditions, it is the task of the orthopedic engineer to develop technical solutions with regard to the individual's conditions and needs. The profession includes handling of thermosets *.


* In accordance with the Swedish Work Environment Authority's Regulation AFS 2005: 6.

The programme is conducted at School of Health and Welfare
Credits: 180 credits
Level: Bachelor
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2024
Requirements: General entry requirements include high school diploma and specific demand on physics, chemistry and mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Application code: HJ-KU013
Degree: Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Prosthetics and Orthotics
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 80000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 480000 SEK

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Compulsory lung function testing

The study programme includes the handling of thermoset plastics which is regulated by the provisions of the Swedish Work Environment Authority, AFS 2019:3. For this reason, the School of Health and Welfare organises compulsory lung function testing by a specialist clinic, as part of an employment suitability assessment, which takes place at the start of the programme of studies. An approved employment suitability assessment is a requirement for the continuation of studies.

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  • Lecturer Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • School of Health and Welfare