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Developing compassionate leaders in healthcare

Bethel’s healthcare programs will help you advance your career by equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel. It’s about highly-regarded graduates, distinguished faculty, relevant instruction, a convenient schedule, valuable networking, and community, all within a Christian learning environment. It’s about integrating the most current research and firsthand experience, preparing you to care for patients with confidence, compassion, and grace.

Our Programs

Human Services (B.A.)

With a human services degree, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to apply your compassion for others to a career in the helping professions, such as career and disability services, corrections, and mental health. It will also prepare you for master’s degrees in areas like gerontology and counseling psychology.

Nursing (RN to B.S.)

Earning a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree from Bethel will increase your critical thinking skills and knowledge of evidence-based practices so you can make decisions that will provide the best outcomes for your patients.

This program is a 2-year degree completion program for adults and requires you have your RN license. If you are not a registered nurse, check out our pre-licensure nursing program.

Athletic Training (M.S.)

Bethel's M.S. in Athletic Training program brings together advanced clinical experiences and didactic learning in a supportive, values-centered environment. In just two years, students will gain the latest evidence-based research, assessment, and therapeutic intervention skills required for Certified Athletic Trainers. 

Athletic Training Leadership (M.A.)

In the Athletic Training Leadership program, you'll gain broad team and change management skills and a diverse professional network while also building clinical assessment and evidence-based research experience. Through a collection of online, multidisciplinary coursework, you'll set yourself apart as a leader in the rapidly-changing field of athletic training.

Counseling (M.A.)

The M.A. in Counseling provides the skills to work as a professional therapist or counselor; to use counseling skills in related fields; or to prepare for doctoral study. Students gain a foundation in counseling theory, research, and practice in either a 2- or 3-year schedule.

Nurse Educator (M.S.)

Completion of the M.S. Nurse Educator program provides immediate eligibility credentialing as a nurse educator with the National League for Nursing following successful completion of their exam. Along with online coursework, observational activities, and an internship, our graduates leave prepared to teach nursing in pre-licensure and degree-completion programs. 

You will complete 100% of your coursework online with additional field experiences and an internship within academic and healthcare system settings. You will have face to face opportunities working with experienced faculty for the field experiences and internships. 

Nurse-Midwifery (M.S.)

Bethel’s M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program offers the credentials to provide healthcare to women of all ages, including primary care as well as prenatal, birth, newborn, and gynecological care. Gain the skills to practice in clinics, hospitals, and birth centers in underserved communities, in rural and urban settings, and around the world.

Physician Assistant (M.S.)

Our M.S. in Physician Assistant program prepares students to become physician assistants who provide meaningful medical care with integrity. Our PA program provides the credentials to practice medicine alongside physicians, providing services as varied as healthcare itself.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed to custom-fit the lives of working professionals across the country. Our mostly online format allows you to complete your coursework and practicum hours in your home community, empowering you to apply what you’ve learned in your unique context. With both fall and spring start dates, you can earn your degree in as few as two years.

Addiction Studies Certificate

Our Addiction Studies Certificate will help you get started in a social services career. You’ll learn how to apply research and evidence-based practices to your counseling practice as you assist individuals dealing with addiction.

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate

Our certificate program will strengthen your counseling skills and prepare you for licensure in Minnesota as an alcohol and drug counselor

Nurse Educator Certificate

A nurse educator certificate will open new opportunities for you to train the next generation of nurses, teaching them to think critically and respond to patient needs with competence and compassion. Through integration of hands-on activities, our graduates leave prepared to teach nursing in pre-licensure and degree-completion programs.


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