Bethel Physician Assistant Program Granted Accreditation-Continued Status


Bethel PA students in the classroom setting


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bethel University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

     “We couldn’t be more pleased with this news,” said Bethel Interim President Walter Butler. “We are very proud of the caliber of our Physician Assistant Program, and this continued accreditation lets everyone know that our program meets rigorous standards and is a quality educational product.”

     Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.  The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2021. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

     The mission of Bethel University’s Physician Assistant Program is to create opportunities for the members of the learning community interested in healthcare to ultimately graduate as exceptional and compassionate healthcare professionals who practice medicine within an ethical framework grounded in Christian principles.

     For more information about Bethel University’s Physician Assistant Program, contact Janet Peeler at 731-407-7662 or at