With the continued expansion of the aviation and aerospace industry, there is an immediate need to train more Aerospace Medicine board certified physicians. NASA is committed to returning humans to the moon and Mars (while simultaneously continuing low-earth
orbit operations). The commercialization of spaceflight has expanded rapidly and opened novel job opportunities. Long-term, with the continued expansion of the field of aviation and the spaceflight exploration goals to travel to other celestial bodies,
the need for Aerospace Medicine board certified physicians will continue to grow. The Master of Science curriculum in Aerospace Medicine aligns with the needs of Aerospace Medicine residents to prepare them for their careers.
MS Aerospace Medicine Competencies
Our graduate program prepares students to:
- Discuss the principles of aviation and space medicine to enhance health, promote safety, and/or improve performance of persons who work or travel in the aviation and spaceflight environment.
- Identify the factors that influence the health of persons who work or travel in the aviation and spaceflight environment.
- Identify adverse health outcomes and treatment options following exposure to occupational hazards.
- Apply primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention approaches to disease and injury prevention for persons who work or travel in the aviation and spaceflight environment.
- Evaluate environmental hazards and recommend methods to reduce exposure and mitigate risk.
The MS is only available to medical residents in the Aerospace Medicine Residency program at UTMB.