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.

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
NUEN 615
Nutritional Biochemistry I
KINE 685/NUEN 685/NUTR 685Directed Studies6
Total Semester Credit Hours17