• Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University, Denver, United States, 2014
  • Master of Education in Kinesiology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sport Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States, 2003


Melissa Burgemeister, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC, serves as the Co-Director of Student Affairs for the DPT-Phoenix Program. She has twenty years of clinical practice in outpatient orthopedics and sports settings. She has been teaching in higher education, including athletic training, PTA, and DPT programs, since 2006. Her research interests include effective pedagogical strategies for enhancing student learning and student learning outcomes in DPT education.