Christy Hanson

Job Title


Family Medicine; Orthopedics, specializing in spine care; Urgent Care

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - B.S. in Biology, 2005
  • Des Moines University - Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, 2008
  • Bethel University - Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership, 2018


Christy Hanson has experience working as a physician assistant in multiple specialty areas, including family medicine, orthopedics, and urgent care.  Christy has been involved with the development of two physician assistant programs, including the Bethel University PA Program in 2012.  She has special interests in the areas of curriculum design and assessment, faith-integration, and professional development of PA students.

Courses Taught

Evidence-Based Medicine and Research

Introduction to History and Physical Examination Lab

Patient Assessment and Diagnostics Lab



Pi Alpha Physician Assistant Honor Society

CAPS/GS Faculty Excellence Award

Certificates and Licenses

Licensed Physician Assistant

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Education Association

Christian Medical and Dentail Association

Hobbies and Interests

Christy enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family, including her husband Mark and three adorable children.  She enjoys playing piano, traveling when possible, and anything outdoors.