Professional preparation of physical therapists in the topics of anatomy and neuroanatomy; pedagogy in teaching science; application of research based teaching methods.

Research Interest

Assisted in research concerning various aspects of biomechanics

Educational Background

M.Ed. Secondary Science at University of Massachusetts Lowell

M.S. Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Biomechanics at University of Massachusetts Lowell

B.S. General Health Science with a focus on Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University

Amy Burnell, M.S., M.Ed. serves as a visiting professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.  She teaches foundational clinical anatomy in the fall and  neuroanatomy in the spring.  Having earned her Masters in secondary science education this past year, she is able to apply her pedagogical knowledge of best practice teaching methods to her courses.  Previously, she earned her Masters in biomedical engineering with a focus on human biomechanics while serving as a teaching assistant and then adjunct faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy for the same courses she now teaches.  Before she came to University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2008, she was enrolled in the Physical Therapy program at Quinnipiac University where she earned her B.S.  She now runs the clinical anatomy lab safely and professionally and applies her knowledge and expertise in teaching to all her courses to prepare future physical therapists.