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BS, Athletic Training, Springfield College, Springfield MA
MPT, Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University, Winchester VA
PhD, Exercise Physiology, Springfield College, Springfield MA
Dr. Shappy began her career as an Athletic Trainer working in clinic/high school settings. She also had the opportunity to work with professional and elite amateur athletes while volunteering with the AT/PT for the Boston Celtics, volunteering at the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, and working at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY in 1998. She pursued her degree in Physical Therapy and upon graduation began working in outpatient orthopedics. In 1999, she began teaching in an Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in Texas. After creating an Athletic Training Education Program in three years while in Texas she decided to return to school to complete a PhD in Exercise Physiology. Her dissertation looked at the potential for pre-season athletic screenings to predict those at risk for sudden cardiac death.
Dr. Shappy has taught in various Athletic Training and Physical Therapy programs in Massachusetts, Kansas City, and Iowa. Since the spring of 2013 she has been teaching in the Rehabilitation Science Department at Armstrong State University as a Temporary Assistant Professor. Dr. Shappy teaches Pathophysiology, Clinical Medicine, and Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy in both the Physical Therapy and the undergraduate Rehabilitation Science curriculums. In addition to teaching, Dr. Shappy has worked in various outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation settings including sub-acute rehabilitation and nursing home settings, home health care, inpatient hospital settings, as well as inpatient and outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
Dr. Shappy and her spouse have two children, Parke and Twila. Dr. Shappy enjoys participating in recreational sports of all kinds. She played basketball in college and has continued to enjoy the game as a spectator, coach, and mom.