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Bethel's human bioenergetics emphasis is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in healthcare. You'll complete the prerequisites needed for graduate and medical schools.

Why should I study human bioenergetics?

Human bioenergetics is an exceptional program for aspiring health scientists interested in the medical and nutritional fields. By choosing this major, you will be equipped to address a diverse range of health needs related to lifestyle, aging, and disease. Our curriculum provides the necessary prerequisites for various fields of study, including physician assistants, medical doctors, doctors of optometry, osteopathic practitioners, and nutrition-oriented programs.

What can I do with this degree?

With a B.S. in Human Bioenergetics, you open doors to numerous exciting career pathways. Many of our students choose to pursue advanced degrees, such as a doctor of physical therapy or physician assistant. Our alumni consistently report feeling well prepared for their graduate programs, often mentioning they are ahead of their peers due to the hands-on emphasis on the human model approach. 

Our alumni have entered graduate-level programs in:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Medical school
  • Chiropractics
  • Public health
  • Biomedical
  • Exercise physiology

Our alumni complete these programs at schools such as:

  • University of Minnesota
  • St. Catherine University
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Mayo Clinic College of Health Sciences
  • University of Ohio
  • University of North Dakota
  • Palmer College of Chiropractics
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Des Moines University
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Dubuque
  • Arcadia University
  • Midwestern
  • Concordia University St Paul
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Belmont University
  • University of Arlington Texas

What skills will I develop?

Throughout your journey in human bioenergetics, you will develop a comprehensive set of skills essential for success in the healthcare industry. Our program focuses on providing you with a deep understanding of the traditional sciences required for entrance exams while emphasizing a hands-on approach through client interaction and experiential learning.

Skills you will develop:

  • Research skills
  • Team development
  • Time management skills
  • Listening to patients to hear beyond what they describe
  • Community-based learning
  • Collaboration
  • Clinical work
  • In-depth study of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Our program offers unique opportunities to engage in research and hands-on experiences. We provide an integrated, interdisciplinary education model to teach students how to clinically apply knowledge in a professional setting. The emphasis on the human model allows for direct client interaction, providing you with real-world experience. The program provides a systematic investigation of new knowledge through mentored research in an area of the student's choice. Our program also includes opportunities for networking, volunteering, and peer mentoring to connect with individuals both within and outside of Bethel. By learning from experienced professionals in the field, you will be well-prepared to tackle the challenges and opportunities in the healthcare industry.


of department graduates go on to pursue medical school, physical therapy, physician assistant, or other advanced degree programs

Bethel is one of the first universities that hires practicing clinicians to show students how to apply textbook concepts in a professional setting.

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