Niki Wallen, MOL, B.S., P.T.A., 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. 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 on the national level as the Missouri State Caucus Representative for the American Physical Therapy Association, representing physical therapist assistants for the state of Missouri. In 2009, she was elected to serve on the state level as a Director for the Missouri Physical Therapy Association. 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 July 2017.