The goal of the B.S. in Aerospace Physiology is to prepare students for employment in the aerospace biological sciences with a strong emphasis in behavioral neurobiology. Aerospace physiology is a growing field that includes a number of career choices including: entry-level research and development positions, military service as an officer within the US Navy/Marine Corps and US Air Force, or in many cases, graduates can choose to pursue higher degrees in graduate and/or professional schools.
Ultimately, Aerospace Physiology graduates will have a balance of technical competency, depth of knowledge in the biological sciences, and breadth of knowledge through comprehensive curricular requirements, including general education, human factors, social sciences, and aviation.
Perhaps one of the greatest aspects of the Aerospace Physiology curriculum is through the partnership with Florida Hospital, where students will have hands-on experiential learning opportunities focused on patient care and instrumentation. As such, students will be prepared to apply to medical school, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, optometry and chiropractic medicine programs.
The mission of the B.S. in Aerospace Physiology is to offer the most current core curriculum in the biological sciences with upper division course work, research, and capstone experiences in the aerospace sciences. The B.S. in Aerospace Physiology is intended for students interested in pursuing allied and public health professions with particular focus on aviation and aeronautics. Besides pursuing careers as medical practitioners, Universities, the military, private industry, and government agencies employ aerospace physiologists to conduct research, instruct pilots, and provide advice regarding the incorporation of human factors in system designs (see http://www.aerospacephysiologysociety.org and the Aerospace Medical Association, https://www.asma.org).
|Foundations of Biology I||4|
|Foundations of Biology II||4|
|General Chemistry I||4|
|General Chemistry II||4|
|Research Methods (Fall)||1|
|Research Symposium (Spring)||1|
|Lower-level social sciences||3|
|First Year Subtotal||31|
|Genetics with LAB||4|
|Microbiology with LAB||4|
|Organic Chemistry I||4|
|Organic Chemistry II||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I with LAB||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II with LAB||4|
|Technical Report Writing||3|
|Sophomore Year Total||32|
|Survey of Clinical Instrumentation (at Florida Hospital)||3|
|Molecular and Cell Biology||4|
|Technical Physics I||3|
|Technical Physics I Laboratory||1|
|Technical Physics II||3|
|Human Factors I: Principles and Fundamentals||3|
| Computer & Network Technology; Introduction to Computing for Engineers,
Scientific Programming in C; Fundamentals of Computer Programming
|Junior Year Subtotal||29|
|Clinical Rotation (at Florida Hospital)||3|
|Research Symposium (Spring)||1|
|Human Performance in Extreme Environments||3|
|Ergonomics and Bioengineering||3|
|Lower-level or upper-level social sciences / humanities||3|
|HF 440: Aerospace Physiology 1||3|
|Upper-level social sciences / humanities||3|
|Senior Year Subtotal||29|
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