Krista Nauman

Job Title


Assistant professor in the PA program and physician assistant in orthopedic spine surgery

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - B.S. in Exercise Science, 2012
  • Bethel University - M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, 2016


I am a 2016 alum of the Bethel University Physician Assistant Program and a 2012 alum of the Bethel University College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in exercise science. I've been practicing full time as a physician assistant for more than 6 years, primarily working in orthopedic surgery. I've been adjunct with the Bethel PA program since 2020 and have truly developed a love for teaching. I practice at Summit Orthopedics in spine surgery in addition to my time teaching at Bethel. I love orthopedic surgery because we get to help restore quality of life by minimizing pain and facilitating a return to activity. I also have a deep love for teaching and it’s a true blessing that I get to spend time doing both. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to give back to the PA profession.

Courses Taught

Patient Assessment and Diagnostics

Evidence-Based Medicine and Research

Clinical Reasoning

Certificates and Licenses


MN Board of Medical Practice

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

American Academy of Physician Assistants