All Georgia Tech Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) students entering in the fall must become certified in Adult, Infant, and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The certification is required as a prerequisite to clinical/medical rotations that will commence early in the fall semester of the MSPO curriculum.
Research indicates that there is a significant reduction in the retention of skills and knowledge in identifying when and how to perform CPR. As a result, annual CPR recertification will be required of all MSPO students during the week prior to the start of fall classes.
Georgia Tech MSPO students must provide proof of Adult, Infant and Child CPR certification and the certification must be active throughout the duration of their enrollment in the MSPO education program.
If the student already possesses Adult, Infant, and Child CPR certification, it is important to verify that the certification will remain active throughout the first year of the MSPO program. If the Adult, Infant, and Child CPR certification expires within the first year of the MSPO program then the student must recertify during the week prior to the start of fall classes.