SPECIALTY

AEROSPACE & OPERATIONAL PHYSIOLOGIST

UNDERSTANDING FORCE ON THE BODY

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It’s crucial to ensure that Airmen possess the mental fortitude to succeed in combat. Aerospace and Operational Physiologists train aircrews to handle everything from extreme G-forces to bailing out at high altitudes. Along with preparing Airmen, these specialists explore the fatigue, stress and other boundaries that a human body can endure through countless hours of study and research. The knowledge and expertise they impart are vital to better equip Airmen for the stresses of their jobs.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • MINIMUM EDUCATION

    Bachelor’s or postgraduate degree in physiology or related fields (Biomedical Engineering, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Human Systems Integration, Human Factors Engineering or other biological sciences)
  • QUALIFICATIONS

    • Thorough understanding of aerospace physiology and closely related subjects
    • Interview with a designated senior aerospace physiologist
    • 30 months of experience in AOP assignments
    • Completion of 5.5-week Commissioned Officer training course
    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 41

TRAINING & EDUCATION

How do we transform you from the civilian sector to a leader and an Officer in the Air Force? From education to continued training, your Air Force path is here.

  • COMMISSIONED OFFICER TRAINING

    5.5 weeks

  • MILITARY TRAINING LOCATION

    Maxwell AFB AL

TAKE A BREAK

Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.

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