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Healthcare Endorsement

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The healthcare endorsement through the Center for Healthcare Excellence prepares graduates to tackle the industry’s most pressing issues. Through focused academic coursework, intentional exploration of healthcare and health careers, individual career counseling, and internships with corporate partners, you’ll get a tailored educational experience aimed at custom-fitting you with a job you’ll love in healthcare. 

Why join the pathway?

Fulfill your desire to combine your passion with meaningful work through a career in healthcare. Whether you want to study music, philosophy, art, or business, you can put your education to good use through a career in healthcare.

  • Practical courses. You’ll gain valuable knowledge and exposure to a variety of healthcare settings and careers through practical courses and engagement with partner companies.
  • Career-focused support. You’ll receive special support from Bethel’s Career and Calling team to assess your employment goals and prepare for a seamless transition to the workplace. 
  • Real-world experience. You’ll have the opportunity to apply any number of internships with partner companies starting after your sophomore year, gaining hands-on experience that will help you excel in a fast-paced, innovative industry.

Program structure

Freshman Year

  • As one of your electives, take HAS110 - Intro to Healthcare and Health Careers to gain industry awareness through an introduction to the healthcare ecosystem.
  • Learn more about the breadth of career possibility by participating in events hosted by the Center for Healthcare Excellence.

Sophomore Year

  • As one of your electives, choose from the following courses:
    • THE263: Christian Social Ethics 
    • PHI110: Contemporary Moral Issues
    • ENS/PHI 335 K: Environmental Ethics
    • GES390K: Decision Making and Medical Technology
  • Begin working with the Office of Career Development and Calling to map out your path to employment.
  • Participate in site visits to partner companies to experience both the culture and work environment in a variety of healthcare sectors.

Junior and senior year

  • Complete an internship with a partner company to gain valuable real-world experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Complete a culminating project addressing a current issue in healthcare and a portfolio demonstrating awareness gained in sectors of healthcare, including product, provider, and payer.
  • Use the connections you've gained, the portfolio you created, and your experience to land a great job in the healthcare industry. 

How to qualify

Students should commit to the pathway by the fall semester of their sophomore year. In order to continue participation in the pathway and earn a healthcare endorsement, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and complete the requirements of the pathway.

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