Niki Wallen, PTA, BS, MOL
Niki Wallen, P.T.A., B.S., MOL serves as Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO.
Niki has been a full-time instructor for the OTC PTA program since January 2009 and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) since January 2011. Niki officially became the Program Director in July 2017.
Niki received her AAS degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2006 from Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO, Bachelor Degree (2011) in Health Services (Cum Laude), from Drury University in Springfield, MO, and a Master’s Degree (2013) in Organizational Leadership from Evangel University, Springfield, MO.
Niki has practiced in a variety of settings with an emphasis in orthopedics and geriatrics. She has completed training in the Graston Technique method of instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization in therapeutic applications and procedures. Niki has presented on the national level for the American Physical Therapy Association and Missouri Physical Therapy Association. In 2007, Niki was elected to serve as the Missouri State Caucus Representative for the American Physical Therapy Association, representing physical therapist assistants for the state of Missouri. She has served as the Missouri PTA Caucus in many capacities since first being elected in 2007. In 2009, she was elected to serve on the state level as a Director for the Missouri Physical Therapy Association and currently serves in the compacity of nominating committee members for the MPTA.