B.S. in Aerospace Physiology

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Physiology is intended for students interested in pursuing allied and public health professions with particular focus on aviation and aeronautics. This instructional program focuses on the scientific study of the physiological processes involved in low and high-altitude flight and living in space and related low-pressure and low-gravity environments, including sensorimotor interactions, response mechanisms, and the effects of injury, disease, and disability. This program includes courses in anatomy, molecular and cellular basis of muscle contraction, neurophysiology of motor mechanics, systemic physiological responses (respiration, blood flow, endocrine secretions, and others), fatigue and exhaustion, systemic environmental pathologies, muscle and body training, physiology of specific exercises and activities, physiology of injury, and the effects of disabilities and disease.

Admission Requirements

To enter this program, students must have completed four years of high school science and mathematics, demonstrating a high level of competency.

Degree Requirements

The Aerospace Physiology program comprises 121 credits as outlined below.

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

General Education List

Communication Theory and Skills (COM 122, COM 219, COM 221)9
Lower-Level Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences 3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences *3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science (CS 118 or CS 223 or EGR 115 or HS 235)3
Mathematics (MA 112, MA 222)6
Physical and Life Sciences (BIO, CHM or PS from the core list)6
Total Credits36

Core List

BIO 104Foundations of Biology I4
BIO 104LFoundations of Biology I Lab0
BIO 105Foundations of Biology II4
BIO 105LFoundations of Biology II Lab0
BIO 110Research Methods I1
BIO 111Research Symposium1
BIO 200Genetics4
BIO 200LGenetics Laboratory0
BIO 201Microbiology4
BIO 201LMicrobiology Lab0
BIO 210, BIO 211, BIO 310, BIO 311, BIO 4105
BIO 301Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIO 301LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0
BIO 303Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 303LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab0
BIO 340Survey of Clinical Instrumentation3
BIO 400Molecular and Cell Biology4
BIO 400LMolecular & Cell Biology Lab0
BIO 440Clinical Rotation3
BIO 411Research Symposium II1
CHM 105General Chemistry I4
CHM 105LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory0
CHM 106General Chemistry II4
CHM 106LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory0
CHM 200Organic Chemistry I4
CHM 200LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory0
CHM 201Organic Chemistry II4
CHM 201LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory0
CHM 300Biochemistry4
CHM 300LBiochemistry Laboratory0
HF 300Human Factors I: Principles and Fundamentals3
HF 312Ergonomics and Bioengineering3
HF 326Human Performance in Extreme Environments3
HF 440Aerospace Physiology3
PS 103Technical Physics I3
PS 115LTechnical Physics Laboratory1
PS 104Technical Physics II3
UNIV 101College Success1

Specified Electives

Choose ONE course: *BIO 321, * BIO 322, ES 315, HF 321, ME 442, ME 4443
Choose ONE course: *BIO 321, *BIO 322, SF 315, SF 355, SP 220, PSY 310, PSY 320, PSY 3353
*BIO 321 and *BIO 322 may be taken only once each as Specified Electives
Open Electives3
Total Credits9
Total Credits 121