10-Aviation Physiology

Prerequisite:

None

Credit:

.25

Grade Level:

10

The Aviation Physiology course is a physical education course in which students will be introduced to aviation physiology concepts and overall aviation-related fitness. Aspects of aviation physiology will include vision for flight, vestibular disorientation, hypoxia and hyperventilation, effects of pressure on ear and sinus blockage, motion sickness, stress, fatigue, as well as the impact of alcohol and other drug use. Additionally, aviation medical certificate requirements will be outlined to ensure students are aware of industry standards. Pilot personal fitness activities will include body composition, muscular strength and endurance, as well as cardiovascular endurance. Aviation Physiology students will be continuously educated on proper stretching, nutrition, and lifting techniques to develop an overall healthy lifestyle.