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Academic School

School of Science


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(845) 575-2406

Brian Pecchia, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

Clinical Assistant Professor


Dr. Brian Pecchia is a graduate of the Athletic Training Program at Marist College and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Sacred Heart University.  He completed a clinically-based teaching Residency at Sacred Heart with a focus on advancing knowledge and skills in the orthopaedic area.  He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Therapy. His physical therapy career has been focused on outpatient care in nearby Millbrook, NY. His treatment of patients across the lifespan include those with orthopaedic conditions as well as pediatric patients seen in school-based settings.  He is dedicated to teaching future physical therapists who will provide quality care to the people of the Hudson Valley and beyond.  Dr. Pecchia’s interests outside of academia include assisting in coaching the Marist hockey team and also serving as the Chairman of the Marist Hockey Hall of Fame.  Brian met his wife, Jessica, at Marist College and hope that his three children, Emilia, Lucca, and Cosmo will all be Marist Red Foxes in the future.


Credentialed Orthopaedic Residency Graduate, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
DPT, Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
BS, Athletic Training, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

  • Use of Nano-technology in the development of student’s manual therapy skills
  • Examination and intervention for individuals with orthopaedic conditions 

Selected Publications

Contributor to: Chui K, Tudini F, Yen SC. (2018). Exercise. In Edelman, C. & Mandle, C. (Eds.), Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span 9th, Ed. (272-297). Missouri: Elsevier. 


  • Developing a Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Physical Therapy Medical Mission Trips (Guatemala)
  • Movember, Men’s Health
  • Family Services, Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes
  • Center for Prevention of Child Abuse, One Too Many 5K