Nicole Scheiman

Professor / Director of OTA Program

(260) 359-4183

Joined the Huntington University faculty in 2016.

Dr. Nicole Scheiman, a native of Huntington, Indiana, leads and teaches in the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program at Huntington University, the first accredited baccalaureate occupational therapy assistant program in the nation. Nicole’s clinical experiences include working in acute care, transitional care, outpatient rehab, home care, long-term care, animal-assisted therapy, prevention and wellness, and as a lymphedema consultant.

Nicole’s research endeavors focus on oncology and clinical education, including a study for Current Breast Cancer Reports Journal titled “Surveillance Protocols for Survivors at Risk for Lymphedema.”  Research in progress includes college students’ understanding and knowledge of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and vaccination, using the Clifton Strengths Finder Program and its effects on OTA students’ clinical success, and a Delphi study in progress to develop a Core Outcome Set for breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Nicole began her academic career as a guest lecturer and later adjunct faculty to occupational therapy assistant and physical therapy assistant students in Florida. In 2013, she became the OTA program director, associate professor, and Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) advisor for Advent Health University in Orlando. She would later bring this wealth of experience to Huntington University. 

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional); Nova Southeastern University
  • Master of Health Science; University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (OT); Indiana University
  • Associate in Accounting; International Business College
Licenses and Certifications
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
  • Lymphedema Association of North America certification (LANA)
  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP)
  • Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist-Advanced (CEES-Advanced)
  • Certified Senior Strength Trainer (CSST)
  • Certified Strength Training Specialist (CSST)
  • Certified Dementia Care Specialist (CDCS)
  • Certified Oncology Rehab Expert (CORE)
Notable Experience
  • Leadership roles as the clinical coordinator of Rehabilitation Services, clinical manager of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation while at Florida Hospital; as director, she received a $300,000 grant from
  • Subject matter expert for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Practice Analysis Panel
  • Instructor for Summit Education, providing continuing education courses to allied health professionals around the country. Courses includes:
  • • Oncology Rehabilitation
  • • Rehabilitation Approaches to Better Manage Cancer Pain
  • • Rehabilitation Considerations in Geriatric Oncology
  • • Rehabilitation Considerations for Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care
  • • Rehabilitation Considerations for Head and Neck Cancer
  • • Edema Bootcamp
  • • Scar Management I and II
Publications and Awards
  • American Occupational Therapy Award for Academic Excellence 2022
  • Published chapter on lymphedema, in the OT and OTA test preparation books titled 45 Days and Counting (also provided book review and consultation)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Indiana Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA)
  • National Lymphedema Network (NLN)
  • Lymphedema Association of North America (LANA)-Board of Directors (Sub Committees: Continuing Education Committee, Exam Recertification Committee, Exam Committee)
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)
  • Kinesiotaping Association International (KTA)
  • Parkview Huntington Foundation Board-Vice Chair, Parkview Huntington Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Lymphedema Education and Research Network (LE&RN)
  • National Lymphedema Network
  • Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (RAE), Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Foundation Board, Parkview Huntington Hospital