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Gail Bursch

Gail BurschMS.Ed  University of Kentucky
BHS  (Physical Therapy), University of Kentucky


Before coming to Belmont, Ms. Bursch taught in the physical therapy programs at the University of Kentucky and Tennessee State University, as well as in the physical therapy assistant program at Volunteer State Community College. For many years in clinical practice, she served as a clinical instructor and a center coordinator of clinical education.   Serving as Administrative Director of Rehabilitation Services for Centennial Medical Center in Nashville (1984-1995), Ms. Bursch led 90 multidisciplinary employees, designed and implemented a 20-bed inpatient
Rehab Unit, administered a 26-bed Subacute Care Unit and developed community rehabilitation services.  In 1997, she joined Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy as the Director of Clinical Education.  Her clinical focus is wound care; attaining board certification as a nationally Certified Wound Specialist in 2009.

Ms. Bursch served as Vice President of the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) for six years and Chairperson of the Nashville District for twelve years.  Currently, she serves as the Chair of the Tennessee Clinical Education Consortium.  Ms. Bursch has served on the Board of the Arthritis Foundation, Tennessee Chapter since 2003 and continues in that role.  In 2004, she became a national trainer for the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) and has taught over fifty clinical instructor credentialing courses. Currently, she is part of a national CCIP Workgroup charged with revising the content of the basic level course.


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