B.S. in Human Services Administration

Human Factors in Aviation Concentrations


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Program Description

The Human Factors in Aviation Concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Human Services Administration program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the Human Factors associated with flight. These factors include problem solving skills, decision-making, communication, attention, stress management and physical condition. The program includes two concentration options: Basics in Aviation and Professional Development in Aviation.

The Basics in Aviation Concentration will allow students to gain the training necessary to become professional aviators and obtain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot License, and Instrument Rating Certificate.

The Professional Development in Aviation Concentration will allow students the opportunity to obtain a Commercial Pilot License, Multi-Engine Rating, and Flight Instructor Certificate.

By focusing on the knowledge, skills and human factors such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and effective emergency management, students are prepared with a comprehensive understanding of the various elements associated with flight. In addition, effective resource management and safety awareness are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Program Format

NSU understands the demanding scheduling needs of today's student. This selective online program provides a distinct opportunity for highly disciplined learners, with a user-friendly supportive environment and caring academic team. 

Students are provided NSU computer accounts including email and Blackboard, but must obtain their own Internet service provider, use their own computer systems and have a usable web camera. Online students use the web to access course materials, announcements, email, distance library services, subscription library databases, and other information, and for interaction with faculty and fellow students. Online, interactive learning methods are based on the use of Blackboard as a course management system. Online activities facilitate frequent student-to-faculty and student-to-student interaction. They are supported by threaded discussion boards, white boards, chat rooms, email, and multimedia presentations. In addition, Blackboard enables students to submit assignments online in multimedia formats and to receive their professors' reviews of assignments online in the same formats.

Faculty Highlight

Photo: Aviation Faculty, Dan Ramirez presented at the Fifth Pan American Aviation Safety Summit in Curacao in Sept. 2014

"The NSU concentration in Human Factors in Aviation is not your traditional aviation focused program. We are developing future men and women that will not only need to have the physiological ability to operate an aircraft, but the cognitive ability to fully understand the interaction between human and machine or Human Factors. This is very unique and sets us apart from the other aviation programs currently available."

— Dan Ramírez
Adjunct Faculty- NSU

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