Kristina Latva

Kristina Latva

Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor in Residence

    Westlake Hall 332
    (309) 677-4101


Ph.D., Physical Therapy from University of Michigan Flint
B.S. University of Michigan Flint - Exercise Science
DPT University of Michigan Flint - Physical Therapy
EdD Nebraska Methodist - Healthcare Education & Leadership


Prior to Bradley, Kristina worked as a full time clinician in the outpatient orthopedic setting as well as work in acute, long term, and wound care settings. She was an adjunct instructor for associate, bachelor and doctoral programs before transitioning to full time academics in 2018 at Bradley. She is currently working on her Educational Doctorate in Education and Leadership in Healthcare as well as part time in outpatient orthopedics and acute care in the Peoria area.


Kristina’s primary teaching responsibilities include the clinical education component of the DPT curriculum as well as KHS 320 and KHS 230 in the undergraduate program. Her teaching philosophy is centered around the professional code of ethics, professionalism, student improvement in clinical reasoning, and student-centered learning techniques. The thing she loves most about working at Bradley is getting to play a role in the students finding their passion and improving the future of the profession.


Kristina’s emerging scholarship agenda includes clinical reasoning, billing and pedagogical theories related to clinical education.


Kristina is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Illinois Physical Therapy Association serving as an Assembly Representative, Michigan Physical Therapy Association (previous district executive board member and nominating committee), and multiple specialty associations. Her service to Bradley includes being a member of the EHS college retention committee and the chairperson of the department student academic progress committee and outcomes committee.

Licensures and Certifications

Physical Therapy License -State of Illinois and State of Michigan