HHP and NASA share a special relationship; many of our faculty are drawn from the ranks of former NASA scientists who currently maintain research relationships with NASA.  Many of our graduate students have conducted research in NASA laboratories, while others have held summer appointments or completed internships at JSC.  Several of our graduates are now successful employees in the space industry at JSC.  HHP researchers are also involved in a large number of space life sciences related projects which complement the activities of the Space Life Sciences curriculum at the NASA/Johnson Space Center. 

The doctoral curriculum in space life sciences is a joint venture between the Department of Health and Human Performance at UH and the NASA/Johnson Space Center. Please visit the doctoral curriculum in space life sciences for more information.