At Bethel, the M.S. in Physician Assistant program is an expansion of our leading nursing, biology, and healthcare programs. Our goal is that PA graduates will leave Bethel prepared to work alongside physicians, treating illnesses and serving their patients with compassion.
Relevant Skill Development
Through coursework, lab sessions, and clinical rotations, students will become skilled in diagnosing patients, treating diseases, prescribing medications, and assisting with preventive care. The 27-month program gives students a broad knowledge and experience base to apply to a range of career options within the PA field.
Our facilities offer state-of-the-art lab equipment, including patient simulators that provide hands-on experience right in the classroom. Plus, rotations in several specialty areas will give our students the chance to apply what they’re learning in class to a variety of real-world settings.
Foundation in Ethics
Beyond building a strong medical foundation, we know the best care comes from professionals who have the skills to think critically and a heart for serving their patients. Our professors weave their Christian faith into their courses and help students explore how their own values and ethics integrate with their work as physician assistants.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Bethel University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bethel University.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from the matriculation of the first class.
Programs at Bethel University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the PA program has been added to our list of approved programs with the HLC; the PA program is also registered with the Minnesota Department of Education.
View graduate performance on certification exam (NCCPA PANCE rates).