Director for Clinical Education
M.S.Ed., University of Kentucky
B.H.S., (Physical Therapy), University of Kentucky
Before coming to Belmont, Ms. Bursch taught in the physical therapy programs at Tennessee State University and University of Kentucky, as well as in the physical therapy assistant program at Volunteer State Community College. 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 and the physical layout for rehab services, administered a 26-bed sub acute care unit, and developed community rehabilitation services. Ms. Bursch served as Chairperson of the Middle District of the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for twelve years, and is currently the Vice President of the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association. She has served on the State Board of the Arthritis Foundation, Tennessee Chapter since 2003 and continues in that role. Currently a national trainer for the APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program, she has also been a book and literature reviewer for the Women's Health Section of the APTA since 1981.