Shane Koppenhaver, PT, PhD
Clinical Professor Associate Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
Shane Koppenhaver is a Clinical Professor and serves as Associate Department Chair for the Baylor University Department of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Koppenhaver received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the U.S. Army–Baylor University Graduate Program in 1998 and a PhD in Exercise Science from the University of Utah in 2009. He became board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2001 and completed a fellowship in manual therapy through Regis University in 2009. Dr. Koppenhaver recently completed 20 years of active-duty service in the U.S. Army, and now serves as a Clinical Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at Baylor University. Dr. Koppenhaver has received over $4 million in grant funding, published approximately 80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, delivered 75 professional presentations, and received 18 research awards. Additionally, Dr. Koppenhaver recently authored a physical therapy textbook that has been published in seven languages worldwide and has sold over 25,000 copies.
Current Research Interests
- Dry needling
- Mechanisms of manual therapy
- Imaging quantification of muscle function
Current Courses Taught
- DPT 6200 Evidenced Based Practice 1 (Research Methodology)
- DPT 6230 Evidenced Based Practice 2 (Biostatistics)
- DPT 6360 Advanced Patient Management