Kenneth Havrilla

Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

Rangos 108
Phone: 412.396.4667


D.P.T., Physical Therapy, Temple University, 2006
M.S., Health Related Professions, University of Pittsburgh, 1981
B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 1975

Dr. Havrilla is the primary course instructor for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Science (PHYTH 605), Exercise Physiology and Wellness/Lab (PHYTH 506L), Clinical Education I (PHYTH 510) and Clinical Education IV (PHYTH 612). In addition, he is the Assistant Director of Clinical Education. Currently, he is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the UPMC Jefferson Regional/ VNA Home Care and volunteers in the Physical Therapy Department at the Catholic Charities Free Clinic.  He has held faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University .  He was the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at Chatham University and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy. He was the Senior Manager of Rehabilitation Services at UPMC/Jefferson Regional Home Health, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh as well as Field Instructor and adjunct faculty in the Physical Therapy Program, Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Credentialed Trainer for the APTA Clinical Instructor Program. In addition, he was the Director of Rehabilitation at the VNA HealthCare Services, Chief of Physical Therapy at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center , Pittsburgh , PA.

Dr. Havrilla received his B.S. of Physical Therapy, Certificate of Physical Therapy, and M.S. in Health Related Professions (Orthopedic track) from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from Temple University.

Areas of academic specialties are: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Science, Health Care Management and Clinical Education


Primary course instructor for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Science (PHYTH 605), Exercise Physiology and Wellness/Lab (PHYT 506/L), Clinical Education I (PHYTH 510) and Clinical Education IV (PHYTH 612)
APTA Train the Trainer, APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program (CIECP)
Lower Extremity Orthotics and Prosthetics
Basic Concepts for Health Care Professionals
Tests and Measurements
Health Care Management
Physical Therapy Service Project
Clinical Education 1, 2, and 3


Havrilla K. & Heasley CA 2008. Fall Risk Assessment & Fall Prevention In Home Care. Home Health Management & Practice: 20: 169-174.

Havrilla, K. & Heasley CA. (2007). Helping care recipients help themselves: UPMC/Jefferson Regional Home Health Fall Prevention Program focuses on empowerment. Good Practices in Prevention Patient Falls : A Collection of Case Studies, pp. 10-20. Oakbrooke Terrace IL: Joint Commission Resources, Inc.

Havrilla K. & Heasley CA. Winter 2006/2007. Home Health Agency Finds Success in Fall Prevention Program. Home Health Insights, 1& 5


The Examination and Evaluation of the Patient with Cardiopulmonary Impairment  UPMC Visiting Nurse Association

High Fidelity Human Simulation, An Opportunity for Identification of Student Preparation for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients in the ICU - Annual Conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (Poster Presentation)

APTA Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program at Chatham University and the University of Pittsburgh

Physical Therapy and the Aging Patient

Fall Prevention and Environmental Assessment

OASIS Validation and Outcomes

Health Care Challenges, Creating Positive Patient Outcomes Program-Pain and Wound Care
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
The Home Care Paradigm, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

The Journey to Professionalism presented at Slippery Rock University

Physical Therapy Options During and After Treatment, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 

Update on Stroke and Stroke Survivors

Speaker's Bureau of Western Pennsylvania Arthritis Foundation

High Fidelity Human Simulation
Service Learning
Fall Prevention