The required curriculum for the M.S. in Physician Assistant comprises a 112 semester credit sequence of courses over 27 months. The program requires four academic terms (15 months) of didactic training plus three academic terms (12 months) of clinical training. All biology (BIOL) courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher; all physician assistant (PHAS) courses must be passed with a grade of B or higher. Visit https://www.bethel.edu/graduate/academics/physician-assistant/program-details/course-schedule.pdf for course sequence.

BIOL 600Human Gross Anatomy & Histology 14
BIOL 600LHuman Gross Anatomy and Histology Lab 12
BIOL 610Human Medical Physiology 13
BIOL 620Pharmacology & Therapeutics I 13
BIOL 621Medical Pathophysiology I 12
BIOL 630Pharmacology & Therapeutics II 14
BIOL 631Medical Pathophysiology II 12
BIOL 640Pharmacology and Therapeutics III 12
BIOL 641Medical Pathophysiology III 12
PHAS 601Introduction to History and Physical Examination 12
PHAS 601LIntroduction to History and Physical Examination Lab 11
PHAS 602Patient Assessment and Diagnostics I 12
PHAS 602LPatient Assessment and Diagnostics Lab I 11
PHAS 603Patient Assessment and Diagnostics II 13
PHAS 603LPatient Assessment and Diagnostics Lab II 11
PHAS 604Patient Assessment & Diagnostics III 11
PHAS 604LPatient Assessment and Diagnostics Lab III 11
PHAS 611Foundation to Clinical Medicine 14
PHAS 612Clinical Medicine I 16
PHAS 613Clinical Medicine II 17
PHAS 614Clinical Medicine III 15
PHAS 621Evidence-Based Medicine and Research I 12
PHAS 622LMedical Problem Solving I 11
PHAS 623LMedical Problem Solving II 11
PHAS 624LMedical Problem Solving III 11
PHAS 632PA Professional Practice Issues I 12
PHAS 633Cultural & Prevention Competency 12
PHAS 634Christian Health Care and Applied Medical Ethics 13
PHAS 641Evidence-Based Medicine and Research II 12
PHAS 710Clinical Field Placements I 112
PHAS 720Clinical Field Placements II 115
PHAS 730Clinical Field Placements III 19
PHAS 735Physician Assistant Professional Practice Capstone 12
PHAS 790Evidence-Based Medicine Project/Thesis 12
Total Credits112

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