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Bethel University- Minnesota

St. Paul,
MN
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2022
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul,
MN
55112

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

gs@bethel.edu
651-635-8000

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

33

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

91%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$156,668 / $156,668   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

August 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3.25

Minimum Science GPA:

3.25

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

Students must complete all required prerequisite courses by March 1 in the year of matriculation, earning a minimum grade of B- in each course.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

250 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

5 Years
Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology courses taken more than 5 years ago or more will not count toward these prerequisites unless there is documented academic excellence and appropriate clinical experience. No limitations listed on other coursework.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Not Stated on School Website

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
3 pending course(s) maximum.
Five of the 8 required prerequisites must be completed at time of application. Any outstanding prerequisites must be completed with transcripts received at Bethel by March 1 in the year of matriculation.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
Not Required
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester
Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Required
Upper-Level Biology
2 Semesters
Recommended
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology recommended.
Genetics
1 Semester
Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology
Required
Physics
1 Semester
Recommended
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
1 Semester
Recommended
Ethics
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Social Sciences
1 Semester
Recommended
Ethics
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
Score of 4 or 5 on a high school advanced placement exam will be considered for a waiver of the non-science prerequisites only (psychology and statistics). All other required prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. Waiver of the 5-year rule may be granted for these 3 courses for candidates with documented academic excellence and appropriate clinical experience. Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology courses taken 10 years ago or more will not count toward these prerequisites.
Other Recommendations
If you took any courses for Pass/Fail between January 2020 and May 2021, you are still invited to apply, but additional documentation may be required.

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