NAMI Course Catalog


Naval Aerospace Flight Surgeon Course


  • Target Audience: Volunteer Commissioned U.S. Navy Medical Corps officers or be sponsored by a foreign military service. Must meet physical qualifications per MANMED, including eyesight correctable to 20/20 in both eyes, normal depth perception and normal color vision. Current flight physical examination must be reviewed and candidate found physically qualified and aeronautically adaptable for DIFOPS by Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) prior to acceptance for training. Must pass a screening Navy PRT with score of "Good-Low" (running), be within weight/body fat standards for height, and within aviation weight limits of 103-245 pounds upon check-in.  Swimming proficiency required for water survival qualifications.

  • Purpose: To provide training leading to designation as a Naval Flight Surgeon. Students develop professional competency in aerospace physiology and medicine, human factors in aviation, aviation safety, mishap investigation, occupational health and preventive medicine. Traditional clinical medicine specialties including internal medicine, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology and psychiatry are taught in the context of the aviation environment so that students learn the appropriate disposition for aviators and aircrew with medical problems. Flight training gives the student firsthand experience in the stresses of the aviation environment.

  • Course Review: The mission of the Student Naval Flight Surgeon Course is to develop the knowledge, skill and self-confidence essential to provide optimal aeromedical support of fleet aviation units in remote environments with scarce medical resources. Students shall further develop their skills in clinical medicine, with emphasis on cardiology, neuropsychiatry, optometry/ophthalmology and otolaryngology. As aerospace medicine is primarily preventive, students shall also develop their skills in occupational and environmental medicine, aviation safety, mishap prevention/investigation, and crash survivability assessment. In order to develop a strong identification with and an appreciation of the physiological and psychological stressors inherent in the naval aviation operation environment, students shall demonstrate their aeronautical adaptability by completing primary flight training.

    The course consists of three phases which are academics, aviation pre-flight indoctrination and primary flight training. The academic phase is subdivided into administrative, environmental physiology, operational medicine, and clinical medicine units. Physiology qualifications, water and land survival training, physical readiness testing and ground school subjects are completed in the pre-flight phase.

  • Length: 166 days

  • Classes/yr:03

  • Seats/yr: 105 (Please note: of this 105 per year, 6 are AEP, 10 are AOP, 12 are OPH, therefore, depending upon interpretation, that may actually leave 77 seats available per year.)

  • CIN#: B-6A-2100

  • CDP: 9897

  • Location: Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL

  • CME/CEU:180

  • American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendation: In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in flight physiology, 3 in aviation safety, 3 in community and behavioral medicine, and 4 in aerospace medicine. In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in aeronautical skills for aerospace physicians.

    Accreditation Statement:The Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC), Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department, Bethesda, Maryland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.
    The Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC) designates this live educational activity for a maximum of (180) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: As a sponsor accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC) to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationships a faculty member or a sponsor has with the manufacturer(s) or any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation, and also to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). NMPDC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made on the date(s) of the activity.

  • Dates: The dates are subject to change without notice. See Flight Schedule for class schedule. 
    *Report no later than 7 days prior to course start date.

Naval Aerospace/Operational Physiologist Course


  • Target Audience: Volunteer Commissioned U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps officers who have completed Officer Development School (CIN P-00-4302) and meet professional qualifications per BUMED or be sponsored by a foreign military service. Must meet physical qualifications per MANMED, including eyesight correctable to 20/20 in both eyes, normal depth perception and normal color vision. Current flight physical examination must be reviewed and candidate found physically qualified and aeronautically adaptable for DIFOPS by Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) prior to acceptance for training. Must pass a screening Navy PRT with score of "Good-Low" (running), be within weight/body fat standards for height, and within aviation weight limits of 103-245 pounds upon check-in. Swimming proficiency required for water survival qualifications.

  • Purpose: Provide training leading to designation as a Naval Aerospace and Operational Physiologist. In order to develop a strong identification with and an appreciation of the physiological and psychological stressors inherent in the naval aviation operation environment, students shall demonstrate their aeronautical adaptability by completing primary flight training. Training to professional competency in, aerospace physiology/medicine, human factors in aviation, aviation safety/mishap investigation and develop skills required to administer training curriculums for aviation and non-aviation personnel in aeromedical aspects of flight, in-flight visual problems, spatial disorientation, emergency egress systems, personal life support equipment, and water survival. Qualify to perform duties as assigned for dynamic physiology training.

  • Course Overview: The course includes naval aviation indoctrination and primary flight training, instruction in aerospace environmental physiology, operational and preventive medicine, medical administration, as well as Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) administration, instructor training, and training device watch station qualifications.
    The course consists of four phases which are Navy Instructor Training Course (NITC), aviation pre-flight indoctrination (API), primary flight training in fixed and rotary wing aircraft, and graduate level academics. Physiology qualifications, water and land survival training, physical readiness testing and ground school subjects are completed during the aviation pre-flight phase. The academic portion of training is subdivided into administrative, environmental physiology, operational medicine, and clinical medicine units.

  • Length: 196 days

  • Classes/yr: 03

  • Seats/yr: 12

  • CIN#: B-6H-1300

  •  CDP: 9801

  • Location: Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL

  • CME/CEU: N/A

  • American Council on Education Credit (ACE) Recommendation: In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in aerospace environmental physiology, 3 in aeronautical skills for aerospace physicians, 3 in flight physiology, and 2 in aviation safety.

  • The dates are subject to change without notice. See Flight Schedule for class schedule.
    *Report no later than 45 days prior to Aeromedical Officer (AMO) course start date if student has not completed Navy Instructor Training Course (NTIC) previously or holds Master Training Specialist (MTS) certification.

 Naval Aerospace Experimental Psychologist Course


  • Target Audience: Volunteer Commissioned U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps officers who have completed Officer Development School (CIN P-00-4302) and meet professional qualifications per BUMED or be sponsored by a foreign military service.  Must meet physical qualifications per MANMED, including eyesight correctable to 20/20 in both eyes, normal depth perception and normal color vision.  Current flight physical examination must be reviewed and candidate found physically qualified and aeronautically adaptable for DIFOPS by Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) prior to acceptance for training.  Must pass a screening Navy PRT with score of "Good-Low" (running), be within weight/body fat standards for height, and within aviation weight limits of 103-245 pounds upon check-in. Swimming proficiency required for water survival qualifications.

  • Purpose: Provide training leading to designation as a Naval Aerospace Experimental Psychologist. Students will develop skills in aerospace psychology, with particular emphasis on those areas which are especially pertinent to the aviation environment; vision, human performance, human factors engineering, research and development, test and evaluation techniques, training systems, systems acquisition, and human research regulations. Occupational and environmental medicine, safety, aircraft accident investigation, and crash survivability assessment are also instructional objectives.

  • Course Overview: The course includes naval aviation indoctrination and primary flight training, instruction in aerospace environmental physiology, operational and preventive medicine, medical administration, as well as human performance, human factors engineering, training and simulation, testing, human research in the military, weapon system acquisition, medical psychology, aircraft mishap investigation, and crash survivability assessment.
    The course consists of three phases which are academics, aviation pre-flight indoctrination and primary flight training. The academic phase is subdivided into administrative, environmental physiology, operational medicine, and clinical medicine units. Physiology qualifications, water and land survival training, physical readiness testing and ground school subjects are completed in the pre-flight phase.

  • Length: 166 days

  • Classes/yr: 03

  • Seats/yr: 6

  • CIN#: B-6H-1400

  • CDP: 9802

  • Location:Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL

  • CME/CEU: N/A

  • American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendation: In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in aerospace psychology, 3 in aeronautical skills for aerospace physicians, 3 in research design and methodology, 3 in flight physiology, and 2 in aviation safety.

  • Dates:The dates are subject to change without notice. See Flight Schedule for class schedule.
    *Report no later than 7 days prior to course start date.

Naval Aerospace Optometrist Course


  • Target Audience: Volunteer Commissioned U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps Officers (Subspecialty Code 1880) who have completed Officer Development School (CIN P-00-4302) and meet professional qualifications per BUMED or be sponsored by a foreign military service. Must meet physical qualifications per MANMED, including eyesight correctable to 20/20 in both eyes, normal depth perception and normal color vision. Current flight physical examination must be reviewed and candidate found physically qualified and aeronautically adaptable for DIFOPS by Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) prior to acceptance for training. Must pass a screening Navy PRT with score of "Good-Low" (running), be within weight/body fat standards for height, and within aviation weight limits of 103-245 pounds upon check-in.  Swimming proficiency required for water survival qualifications.

  • Purpose: Provide knowledge and skills essential for the optimal support of the naval aviation vision programs.

  • Course Overview: The curriculum is divided into four phases. The first week is dedicated to orienting students to NAMI and preparation for training alongside Student Naval Aviators (SNA).The second phase is a six-week pre-flight orientation and ground school at Naval Aviation Schools Command. Also included is basic water survival and aviation physiology training. The third phase exposes student aerospace optometrists to the hazards and stressors of flight from the perspective of the aviator. This phase is accomplished with instruction by Training Air Wing FIVE at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida and Training Air Wing SIX at NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida. The fourth phase clinic rotations at NAMI and didactic training. Topics covered include atmospheric physics, physiologic effects of altitude, biodynamics of acceleration, disorientation and visual illusions of flight, motion sickness, noise and hearing conservation, thermal stress, radiation biology, carrier medicine, aviation life support and ejection systems, night vision and lasers, pilot selection, safety and mishap investigation techniques, human factors, crash survivability, physical standards, exams and waivers, aviation pathology and aeromedical evacuation.

  • Length: 166 days

  • Classes/yr: 03

  • Seats/yr: 12

  • CIN#: B-6H-1401

  • CDP: 7339

  • Location: Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL

  • CME/CEU: 74

  • American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendation: N/A

  • Dates: The dates are subject to change without notice. See Flight Schedule for class schedule.
    *Report no later than 7 days prior to course start date.

Naval Aviation Medical Examiner


  • Target Audience: Volunteer Commissioned U.S. Navy Medical Corps officers.

  • Purpose: To provide training leading to designation as a Naval Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Students develop professional competency in aerospace physiology and medicine, human factors in aviation, occupational health and preventive medicine. Traditional clinical medicine specialties including internal medicine, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology and psychiatry are taught in the context of the aviation environment so that students learn the appropriate disposition for aviators and aircrew with medical problems.

  • Course Review: The mission of the Naval Aviation Medical Examiner Course is to develop the knowledge, skill and self-confidence essential to provide optimal aeromedical support of fleet aviation units in remote environments with scarce medical resources. Students shall further develop their skills in clinical medicine, with emphasis on cardiology, neuropsychiatry, optometry/ophthalmology and otolaryngology. As aerospace medicine is primarily preventive, students shall also develop their skills in occupational and environmental medicine, and aviation safety.
    The course consists of the academic phase of the Naval Flight Surgeon curricula. It is subdivided into administrative, environmental physiology, operational medicine, and clinical medicine units.

  • Length: 61 days

  • Classes/yr: 03

  • Seats/yr: 12

  • CIN#: B-6A-2103

  • CDP: 08R3

  • Location: Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL

  • CME/CEU: 180

  • American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendation: In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in community and behavioral medicine, 3 in flight physiology, 3 in aviation safety, and 4 in aerospace medicine.

  • Accreditation Statement: The Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC), Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department, Bethesda, Maryland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for Physicians. 

    The Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC) designates this live educational activity for a maximum of (180) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: As a sponsor accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC) to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationships a faculty member or a sponsor has with the manufacturer(s) or any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation, and also to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). NMPDC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made on the date(s) of the activity.
  • Dates: The dates are subject to change without notice. See Flight Schedule for class schedule. All AMEs begin training with the Flight Surgeon class at ACADEMICS II section of the training schedule.
    *Report no later than 7 days prior to ACADEMICS II start date.

Aerospace Medicine Flight Surgeon Refresher Course


  • Target Audience: Commissioned U.S. Navy Medical Corps officers previously designated as Naval Flight Surgeons whose clinical currency and privileges as a practicing flight surgeon have lapsed.

  • Prerequisites: COURSE 6A-2100, FLIGHT SURGEON. Candidates must be physically qualified for DIFOPS and aeronautically adaptable.  All aviation physical exams must be submitted to NMOTC (Code 42) for endorsement prior to acceptance. Candidates must meet DON operational medicine and primary care medicine core and supplemental privileges prior to reporting for training. Candidates must have current certification in BLS, ACLS, ATLS and ABLS prior to reporting for training. SKILL NOBC-0110.

  • Purpose: To update knowledge and skills for flight surgeons returning to operational flight surgeon billets after varying periods of absence.

  • Course Overview: Enable the reintegration of previously trained flight surgeons into operational flight surgeon billets. Instruction represents a compromise between minimum requirements and comprehensive updates. Course include aviation physical exams, interpretation of skull and spine x-rays, aviation psychiatry, aviation internal medicine, aviation neurology, aviation otolaryngology, aviation ophthalmology, aviation mishaps and flight performance problems, and occupational health.

    The curriculum is two weeks long and includes rotations in the NAMI internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology and physical examination clinics and the aviation physical standards department.  (Aviation water survival and physiology training are not an integral part of this course; however this training may be added to follow the Flight Surgeon Refresher Course.)

  • Length: 12 days

  • Classes/yr: 24

  • Seats/yr: 48

  • CIN#: B-6A-2102

  • CDP: 742A

  • Location: Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL

  • CME/CEU: 0

  • American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendation: N/A

  • Dates: The dates for this course are upon request only. Please contact NAMI Operations to schedule at (850) 452-4657 or Student Control (850) 452-2458 (DSN 922).

Aerospace Medicine Technician Course


  • Target Audience: PAYGRADE E3-E5, RATE HM

  • Prerequisites: See CANTRAC for full details.

  • Purpose: To train in the basic knowledge and skills to administratively assist Naval Flight Surgeons and support their role as aircraft mishap investigator.

  • Course Overview: The Aerospace Medicine Technician "C" school (NEC-8406) is a ten-week course to train hospital corpsmen as flight surgeon assistants. This course is designed to teach hospital Corpsmen the theory and practice of aviation medicine. The course includes advanced anatomy and physiology of the ear, nose, throat, sinuses, eye, and circulatory and respiratory systems; administrative and clerical procedures relative to aviation medicine; instructor training for fleet in-service programs; and aeromedical aspects of the flight environment.

  • Length: 10 weeks

  • Classes/yr: 4

  • Seats/yr: 144

  • CIN#: B-300-0017

  • CDP: 3301

  • Location: Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL

  • SKILL AWARDS: NEC 8406 Aerospace Medical Technician

  • American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendation: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in public speaking, 3 in health and wellness, 3 in basic audiology, and 3 in physical assessment. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in flight physiology.

  • Dates: The dates are subject to change without notice. See Flight Schedule for class schedule.