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MPH: Aerospace Medicine Track

The goal of the Aerospace Medicine Track is to prepare students for careers in which they will contribute to health protection and promotion within specific populations exposed to hazardous environments, UTMB MPH graduates in the Aerospace Medicine concentration are expected to master the following competencies:

  1. Apply the principles of aviation and space medicine to enhance health, promote safety, and improve performance of persons who work or travel in the aviation and space flight environment (consisting of the operational crews, passengers of air and space vehicles, and support personnel).
  2. Identify the factors that influence the health of persons who work or travel in the aviation and space flight environment.
  3. Describe the genetic, physiologic, and psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to occupational and environmental hazards.
  4. Apply primary, secondary and tertiary prevention approaches to disease and injury prevention for persons who work or travel in the aviation and space flight environment.
  5. Identify and evaluate occupational and environmental hazards and recommend methods to reduce exposure and mitigate risk.

This track is currently only available to medical residents in the Aerospace Medicine Residency program at UTMB.


Aerospace Medicine MPH Curriculum

  • Biostatistics (PHS 6343; 3 cr.)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (PHS 6330; 3 cr.)
  • Foundations in Public Health (PHS 6335; 3 cr.)
  • Public Health Applications (PHS 6324; 3 cr.)
  • Public Health Professional Development (PHS 6XXX; 3 cr.)
  • Health Policy & Management (PHS 6384; 3 cr.)
  • Public Health Practice (PHS 6070; 4 cr.)
22 total credits
  • Fundamentals of Occupational Toxicology (PHS 6296; 2 cr.)
  • Principles of Aviation & Space Medicine (PHS 6482; 4 cr.)
  • Occupational Injury & Illness (PHS 7227; 2 cr.)
  • Health Behavior (PHS 6196-006; 1 cr.)
  • Aerospace Medicine & Environmental Health (PHS 6196-004; 1 cr.)
  • Public Health & Preventive Medicine (PHS 6217; 2 cr.)
12 total credits
  • Ethics of Scientific Research (MEHU 6101; 1 cr.)
  • Integrative Learning Experience (PHS 6011-002; 3 cr.)
  • Research Rotation (PHS 6011-001; 4 cr.)
8 total credits
2018-2019 MPH Handbook: Download

2018-2019 Curriculum Plan: Download


Preventive Medicine Graduate Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

Phone: (409) 772-6635


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Public Health Graduate Program
Phone: (409) 772-2288


Leslie Stalnaker, MPHLeslie Stalnaker, MPH
Program Manager
Public Health Graduate Program
(409) 772-5271