Division of Aerospace Medicine

Aerospace Medicine Certificate Program

Aerospace Medicine Program

The Certificate in Aerospace Medicine is designed for physicians currently practicing in the field of Aerospace Medicine (ASM) and pursuing American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) board certification in the sub-specialty of Aerospace Medicine.  The curriculum is didactically demanding and focuses on the flight environment, clinical and operational aerospace medicine, and management & administration as outlined by the ABPM 2019 Examination Blueprint.  The program is hosted by the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences and is closely aligned with the Masters of Public Health degree as it involves study of both individual and aerospace patient populations.

Courses Offered

The Certificate in Aerospace Medicine is comprised of four courses which are offered sequentially as listed below and requires three semesters (1 year) to complete.          

Fall Semester   ASM 7771 Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine I
Spring Semester   ASM 7871 Space Medicine I
Summer Semester ASM 7571 Aerospace Skills for Healthcare Providers I
Summer Semester

ASM 7370 Aerospace Toxicology

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess an unrestricted medical license and a history of independent medical practice. Experience as an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Medical Examiner or military/government flight surgeon is typical of successful candidates.  Flight experience as a military or civilian pilot is also common.  Approval by the ASM Certificate Program Faculty is required.

For more information, contact Laura Marker, Certificate Program Coordinator, at laura.marker@wright.edu.


Last edited on 05/30/2024.