Space Life Sciences - Certificate

Obtain a Certificate in Space Life Sciences while pursuing your Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in Biomedical Engineering, Genetics, Kinesiology, Nuclear Engineering (Health Physics), Nutrition or a M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The Mentored Research Program in Space Life Sciences was created to produce scientists with a broad understanding of the critical issues associated with long duration space flight and specific expertise in critical problem areas such as:

  1. bone loss
  2. muscle wasting
  3. health effects of cosmic radiation
  4. changes in metabolism
  5. consequences of being in a catabolic state while in space

In addition, students will gain specific training in either nutritional and/or exercise physiology countermeasures against these major biological problems. Located a little over 100 miles from NASA/Johnson Space Center, students will have the unique opportunity to work with world leaders in space life sciences. For additional information, please visit the Space Life Sciences Graduate Program website.

KINE 646/NUEN 646/NUTR 646Fundamentals of Space Life Sciences3
VMID 686Scientific Ethics1
KINE 681/NUEN 681/NUTR 681Seminar (Space Life Sciences)1
Select two of the following:6
Applied Exercise Physiology
Theory and Applications of Microdosimetry
Nutritional Biochemistry I
KINE 685/NUEN 685/NUTR 685Directed Studies6
Total Semester Credit Hours17