Shane Koppenhaver PT, PhD

Shane Koppenhaver PT, PhD
Clinical Professor and Associate Chair - Physical Therapy Department
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Shane Koppenhaver is a Clinical Professor in the Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and serves as the Associate Department Chair for the Baylor University Physical Therapy Department.

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 Physical Therapy Department 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. 


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Current Research Interests  
  • Dry needling 

  • Mechanisms of manual therapy 

  • Imaging quantification of muscle function 


Current Teaching Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy  
  • DPT 6200 Evidenced Based Practice 1 (Research Methodology) 

  • DPT 6230 Evidenced Based Practice 2 (Biostatistics) 

  • DPT 6360 Advanced Patient Management