About Us

The National Center for Osteopathic Principles and Practice Education (NCOPPE) serves as an online repository of OPP-related materials available on-demand for educators across the UME-GME-CME continuum.  NCOPPE is a part of the Department for the Advancement of Osteopathic Education at A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Our goal is to advance osteopathic education, promote the integration of osteopathic principles in clinical practice, and encourage the development of OPP educational materials in our profession.

 NCOPPE provides access to osteopathic core competency educational resources, residency and clerkship resources, and faculty development.  Users have access to hundreds of OPP and OMM-focused recorded lectures, labs, and workshops.


NCOPPE Partners


Our Team

Terri Cross,BA
Administrative Assistant


Lisa Tuggle,BS
Institutional Data Coordinator


Dana Nelson, MA
Executive Director


Karen Snider DO,FAAO, FNAOME
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
NCOPPE Content Director


Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME
Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education
Clinical Adjunct Professor in Family Medicine
NCOPPE, Still OPTI, Designated Institutional Official (DIO)