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Andrea Hergenroeder is the director of the Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science and associate professor in the Department of Community Health Services and Rehabilitation Science. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy with 25 years of experience as a physical therapy clinician, manager and educator. Her clinical background includes extensive experience with patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction across the health care continuum in international, national and regional sites. Previously, Hergenroeder worked for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, where she held several leadership roles, including director of Physical Therapy and coordinator of Clinical Education and Professional Development. She has a passion for teaching has taught courses in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy, health and wellness, and the management of medically complex patients in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Her areas of teaching expertise include the use of simulation, educational technology and experiential learning activities to support student learning. Hergenroeder's research focuses on physical activity and sedentary behavior interventions to improve physical function and reduce risk of non-communicable diseases.


Department of Community Health Services and Rehabilitation Science


Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science


  • Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh
  • Innovation in Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh
  • Academy of Acute Care Educator Award, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Representative Publications

Research Interests

  • Exercise, physical activity, and sedentary behavior
  • Behavioral lifestyle interventions
  • Health promotion in physical therapy practice

Ongoing Projects:

  • Lung Transplant Go: Improving Self-Management of Exercise after Lung Transplantation
  • Describing Biomechanics and Clinical Presentation of Movement in Adults with Different Levels of Physical Activity Engagement