The Council of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), acting upon recommendations of the Aerospace Physiology Certification Board, grants certification in aerospace physiology.
In 1977 the Aerospace Medical Association first offered board certification in Aerospace Physiology. The objectives of the certification program are:
1) To encourage the study, improve the practice, and elevate the standards of excellence in Aerospace Physiology.
2) To provide an avenue for professional and peer recognition.
3) To serve as a goal which members can strive to attain through dedication, self study, and personal contributions to the Aerospace Medical association and the Aerospace Physiology Society.
The original Certification Board members (through Honorary Certification) are: Smith W. Ames, Bruce E. Bassett, Richard W. Bancroft, Edwin P. Hyatt, Sidney D. Leverett, Charles F. Lombard, Martin M. Passaglia, Donald H. Reid, and Richard B. Trumbo. Formal Board Certification provides an avenue for professional and peer recognition in aerospace medicine, and is a worthy goal for members to attain.
The certification examination is offered at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association in May of each year. Board certification is for professionals with an abiding interest and demonstrated productivity in the field of aerospace physiology. Applicants must possess, as a minimum, a baccalaureate degree either in physiology or a closely related science. A history of significant contributions to aerospace physiology is also required.
Applicants should have 5 years of active professional experience in an aeromedical field. The 5-hour exam contains questions covering various areas relevant to aerospace physiology, including, but not limited to, general human physiology, acceleration physiology, decompression physiology, impact, hypoxia, vibration and noise, applied operational aspects, space physiology, and spatial orientation.
CAsP Board Announcement
Aerospace Physiology Board Certification Announcement 2024
The Executive Council of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), acting upon recommendations of the Aerospace Physiology Certification Board, grants certification in aerospace physiology. AsMA established board certification in aerospace physiology to encourage the study, improve the practice, and elevate the standards of excellence in aerospace physiology
Formal board certification provides an avenue for professional and peer recognition in aerospace medicine and is a worthy goal for members to attain. This year’s certification examination will be offered at the 94th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association on Sunday, 5th of May 2024, in Chicago, IL. Board certification is for professionals with an abiding interest and demonstrated productivity in the field of aerospace physiology.
Information for Applicants:
Applicants must possess, at a minimum, a baccalaureate degree either in physiology or a closely related science (including as a minimum at least 18 hours of biological sciences).
A history of significant contributions to aerospace physiology is also required.
Applicants must have 5 years of active professional experience in an aeromedical field. Exceptional applicants can request a waiver of any and all of the aforementioned eligibility requirements by submitting a letter to the admissions committee chair. This letter shall specify experience, knowledge, education, or other facets which alleviate the need to meet eligibility requirements.
The 5-hour exam contains questions covering various areas relevant to Aerospace Physiology, including but not limited to general human physiology, acceleration physiology, decompression physiology, impact, hypoxia, vibration and noise, operational aspects, space physiology, and spatial orientation.
Applications and letters of reference are due to the Admissions Committee no later than:
Friday, 1 March 2024.
Applicants should contact the Admissions Chair for an application form (available in English only). See Point of Contact information below:
Applicants must also submit:
A suitable digital portrait photograph (5×7).
A short professional biography of less than 300 words.
Two professional letters of recommendation submitted directly to the Board.
A one-time, non-refundable Application Fee of $25 (U.S)
A non-refundable $75 Examination Fee is due prior to the exam.
$50 Certification Fee is payable prior to sitting for the examination that is refundable if not certified.
Make checks payable to the Aerospace Medical Association.
Applicants must submit Aerospace Physiology Board Certification Announcement 2023 documents to the Admissions Chair in a digital format: MS-Word compatible for text documents, and high-resolution JPEG for graphics/photos.
W. TYLER SCHEELER, CAPT, MSC, USN, CAsP
Comm: (850) 377-3792
Deadline for Application: 1 March 2024
Record of Certified Physiologists
Chad Milam, Maggie Johnson
Eric Anderson, John Harrell, Dennis Madden, Pearle Lipinski
Darci Hook, Constance Ramsburg
Miles Erwin, Maile Richert, Stuart Sauls, Thomas Soderman
Margaret Coppini, Susan Ip Jewel, Wong Yuan Sy, Shawnee Williams
Dr. Babak Alagha, Chris Cooper, Dr. Kathryn Hughes, Daniel Immeker, Mari Metzler, Chris Murr, William Tyler Scheeler
Oliver Bird, Amanda Fox, Robert Monberg
Glen Harmon, Austin Latour, Corey Littel, Kimberly Maryman
Heath Clifford, Nicholas Dimaso, Michael Kavanaugh, Matthew Taranto, Timothy Welsh
Ross Canup, Thomas Sather
Karyn Ayers, Amber Biles, Sean Lando, Nathan Maertens, Melissa Ziarnick
Lance L. Annicelli, James W. Davis, Jennifer M. Giovannetti, Miranda L. Hancock, Eric M. Hendrickson, Brian T. Musselman, Robert P. Higgins, Susan M. Jay, Debra L. Yniguez
Troy Faaborg, Jaime Harvey
Tyson Brunstetter, Richard Folga, Randy McCalip
Greg Ostrander , Paul Hauerstein, Deborah White
Anthony Artino, Ranier Kowoll, Darian Rice, G. Merill Rice, Barry Shaddix
Ryan Maresh, Sudhanshu Mishra, Nereyda Sevilla
Dave Welge, Norm West
Todd Dart, Valerie E. Martindale, Humphrey Minx, Michael Prevost, Tom Wheaton
Mark O. Baysinger, Gail L. Hathaway, Richard Jehue, Thomas A. Mowell, Donna M. Murdoch, Jonathan P. Wilcox
Brenda L. Crook, Joe Essex, Michelle M. Kemeny, David B. Service
Paul Fisher, Ken C. Glass, Glenn R. Hover, Russell S. Lawry, James T. Luz, William McCormack, Julia N. Sundstrom, Keith A. Syring, Michael P. Venable, James Weissmann, M. Lynn. Wheeler
Jeffrey Clark, Ryan Eichner, Steven Feith, James Lasswell, Rick Mason, Ronald Robinson, Brian Swan
Cynthia E. Brown, Robert A. Matthews, Thomas L. Pokorski, Chris L. Schuyler
Curtis G. Armstrong, Clark E. Davenport, John H. Gilbert, II
Timothy J. Byrne, Jeffrey R. Hill, Frederick W. Rudge, David A. Self
Darrell .W. Criswell, Susan E. Richardson, Jennifer U. Schirmer, Robert E. Sherman, Robert W. Weien, Bruce A. Wright
Brendan D. Adams, John S. Bell, Donald A. Diesel, George B. Kemper, Sean P. Scully
Kenneth D. Wells, James W. Dooley
Grant A. Brown, Charles D. Caulkins, Earl W. Ferguson, Richard M. Harding
David B. Blumkin, Rocky D. Calcote, Marie J. Charles, Robert W. Moynihan, Robert A. Stratbrucker
Richard T. Erickson, Albert A. Hartzell, William L. Little, Vincent W. Musashe, Jeffrey C. Sventek, John B. Tedor, James T. Webb
William H. Evans, M. Harold Laughlin
Nicolas D. Boley, Thomas E. Reading, James L. Wilson, Robert H. Zellers
Douglas W. Call, Lewis B. Crowell, Thomas B. Laird, Thomas R. Morgan, Nunzio J. Rossi, Ernest C. Treubig
Ronald D. Diedrichs, John G. Graham, Britton L. Marlowe, Roberta L. Russell, Wulf Von Restorff
W. Carter Alexander, Ronald C. Bailey, James L. Garrett, Jay M. Howard, Kent E. Magnusson, Richard B. Pilmer, Sidney W. Raymond
Loren A. Kuehn, Harold Pheeny
Emerson L. Besch, James P. Dixon, Terrence J. O’Leary, Roger W. Page, Jr., William L. Taylor, John A. Vaughn, Wilbur T. Workman
Donald C. Choisser, Mary F. Foley, Billy J. Pfoff, Robert M. Shaffstall, Paul J. Sheffield, Arthur H. Smith