Broadcast 2123 (Special Edition)

17 Nov 2013 Jamie Guined
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Guest: Jamie Guined. Topics: Spaceflight Fitness Specialist (SFS) certification & exercise physiology for human factors in HSF. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See We welcomed Jamie Guined to the show to discuss her new business start-up which is offering the first ever professional credential designed to provide fitness professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to support commercial spaceflight aerospace and the related medical team, the Spaceflight Fitness Specialist Credential ( During the first segment of our 1 hour 32 minute program, Jamie talked about her exercise physiology and science background, some of the work she does in this and related fields at NASA JSC, and why she decided to set up this credentialed program. Jamie spoke about the physical conditioning problems of the general public and chronic disease which largely goes unmanaged. She explained how this can show up in human spaceflight with the space tourists flights about to happen and the general public going to space rather than only well trained military and government astronauts. In discussing the purpose and reach of her new program, our guest was asked if the program provided training for mental issues in an emergency. Here she referred to another guest from earlier this year who does have such a program. We learned that her credentialed program is for exercise fitness professionals, not the end user. Listeners wanted to know if her credentialed program might be overkill for suborbital flights and I asked about applying the NASA information on exercise physiology, say with bone loss and osteoporosis, to the general public not interested in space but needing physical therapy or an exercise routine to mitigate bone issues. Heather called in to ask Jamie what she thought the ideal attributes would be for the fitness expert seeking certification. Doug called in to talk about FAA and DOT physical exams & adopting the information to lifestyle management medicine. They talked about stress tests, counter measures, and centrifuge studies. In the second segment, Jamie talked about her five year business plan and the need to understand the functional movement of the spaceflight candidate. We spent some time talking about functional movement and body limitations. We also learned that Jamie does screening for those interested in coming to Houston for a day or so to be evaluated. We also talked about the specific of the credentialed program which will be made public shortly. Its an online course with a year to complete and a written exam at the end of it. Jamie pointed out the use of credible accreditation organizations for the certification, we talked about working with people outside the U.S. and any potential differences. Jamie mentioned Americans as leading the pack in hypokinetic disorders. Near the end, our guest was asked if the certification program had mitigation strategies for avoiding space sickness. Jamie repeated that this was an emerging market and industry and she again explained why it was important for her to be the first to market. As the show was about to end, Harriet asked Jamie about her consulting role with Mars One. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. Jamie provided her email address in the second segment of the program or you can contact her through her website or me.



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