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The purpose of this program is to train selected United States Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) officers in a course of instruction leading to designation as a Naval Aerospace Physiologist. This is a warfare designation with successful officers receiving MSC wings of gold.
The Naval Aerospace Physiologist training program is designed to develop the skills, knowledge, and self confidence essential for optimal support of the Naval Aerospace Physiology Program. It fosters development of a strong and positive identification with the collective personality, lifestyle, and professionalism of Naval Aviation. It includes training in hypobaric chamber operations, aeromedical aspects of flight, sensory physiology, aviation life support systems, acceleration physiology, emergency egress, water survival, and aircraft mishap investigation.
The academic phases of the six month course are taught at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute and Naval Aviation Schools Command, both located onboard the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Classes normally convene in August, October, and December.
Upon completing the academic phases, students must demonstrate aeronautical adaptability by completing the prescribed flight training curriculum at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida. Flight training includes both fixed wing and helicopter experiences.
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