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The Student Awards Ceremony scheduled for tonight, Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater will proceed as scheduled. There are currently no plans to cancel classes or events today due to potential severe weather.

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OCCC Faculty

Peggy DeCelle Newman

Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Professor of PTA
Division of Health Professions
Programs: Physical Therapy Assistant

Courses Taught

Therapeutic Exercise I

Therapeutic Exercise II

Systems/Problems in Physical Therapy

Initial Practicum

Practicum I & II

Clinical Preparation I & II


Peggy DeCelle Newman, PT, MHR has practiced as a physical therapist for thirty years in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient orthopaedics, institutional long-term care and home health. Additionally, she has managed allied health professionals in all of these settings.

Peggy’s teaching experience began as Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) at the University of Oklahoma from 1988 through 1993. She then served as the PTA Program Director at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) for eleven years from 1995 - 2006. After leaving OCCC, she practiced clinically for a year returning to the University of Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Sciences faculty in 2007 as the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor.  Peggy returned to OCCC and PTA education in January 2013.

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Phone: (405) 682-1611 x7749
Office location: Health Professions Center - Room 214
Office hours:
Monday: 9:00-noon/1 - 4 pm Thursday: 9:00 - noon/4:30-5:30

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