Kathleen Pappas | Springfield College

Kathleen Pappas

Kathleen Pappas

Associate Professor of Human Anatomy

Contact Info


Kathleen Pappas
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Simmons College, Boston, Mass., 2005
  • Bachelor of Science, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Conn., 1981

Kathy Pappas PT, DPT joined the Department of Physical Therapy in 2006.  Her teaching interests are on student development of professionalism and clinical competency.  Pappas is the Human Anatomy Lab Coordinator for the School of Health Sciences.  Her research interest is in the investigation of instructional methods within curricular content leading to clinical competency development.

Research Interests
  • Clinical Readiness and Competency
  • Interprofessional Education
Courses Taught
  • Integrated Clinical Experience

  • Clinical Human Anatomy

  • Musculoskeletal Imaging

  • Professional Practice

  • Integumentary Conditions

Certifications and Memberships
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists

Selected Works


Barrett M, Nowakowski K, Pappas K, Callendrillo M. (November 2021) Engaging in Population Health through an Academic-Clinic-Community Partnership Using Walk With Ease. Platform presented at APTA Regional Virtual Annual Conference

Barrett M, Nowakowski K, Pappas K, Chevan J, Brooks S. (October 2021 A Structured, Meaningful, and Sustainable Observation Experience for Pre-professional Physical Therapy Students. Poster presented at APTA Educational Leadership Conference, Atlanta, GA

Pappas K, Hakala C. (October 2020) Adapting to change; Engaging and Supporting Students. Platform presented at AACA/HAPS Regional Conference (Virtual), Worcester MA in 

Kaufman R, Pappas K, Nowakowski K. (June 2018) Multidisciplinary Enrichment Yields Multidimensional Improvement in Chronic Brain Injury: A Case Report. Poster accepted at the Federal Interagency Conference on TBI, Washington DC in June 2018.