Niccole Head ShotNiccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L has been working in occupational therapy and rehabilitation since 2012. Her experience includes clinical practice in the treatment of adults in skilled nursing, acute care, and long term acute care. Niccole also works as an adjunct instructor for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Roane State Community College (RSCC). During her tenure at RSCC, Niccole has assisted in the redevelopment of two core OTA courses and developed a writing reflection used in the admission process for potential OTA students.

Niccole has been published in OT Practice magazine including co-authoring two continuing education articles that focus on occupational therapy and the treatment of chronic pain. She was honored to be chosen for the 2016-2017 cohort of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Emerging Leaders Program which identifies and provides training and mentorship for occupational therapy practitioners who demonstrate leadership early in their career. In 2018, Niccole was the co-recipient of the 2018 Terry Brittell OTA/OT Partnership award. Niccole currently serves on the Emerging Leaders Development Program Committee at AOTA.

Niccole has a Bachelors in Arts from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to changing careers to occupational therapy, she worked in marketing and as a television news producer.

Niccole joined the PCET team in 2015 excited to compliment the multidisciplinary team approach by promoting intraprofessional collaboration, developing a specific screening for body mechanics, and working to provide meaningful and occupation-based treatment for those who have chronic pain.