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James Huddleston, PT, DPT

James Huddleston, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
Chair of the Physical Therapy Department

James Huddleston, PT, DPT


Dr. Huddleston joined the physical therapy faculty at Simmons College in 2008 after several years as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. He has worked in many different health care settings over the course of his career, with a concentration in acute care and mind/body medicine settings, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Benson/Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH in Boston, and York Hospital in York, ME. He has a strong clinical background in physical rehabilitation, cardiac wellness and lifestyle behavior change. Dr. Huddleston is the author of several book chapters and articles on topics ranging from exercise to health behavior change, and he is a member of both state and national chapters of the APTA. His current clinical work and areas of interest are in cardiac wellness and health coaching for health promotion, wellness and chronic disease management.


  • BS, University of New Hampshire
  • Certificate in Physical Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
  • MS, University of New Hampshire
  • DPT, Simmons College

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Casey, A., Chang, B., Huddleston, J., et al. A Model for Integrating a Mind/Body Approach to Cardiac Rehabilitation: Outcomes and Correlators. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 29 (4): 230 — 238, 2009.
  • Welty, F.K., Stuart, E., O'Meara, M., Huddleston, J. Effect of Addition of Exercise to Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet in Enabling Women and Men With Coronary Heart Disease to Reach Adult Treatment Panel III Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Goal Without Lowering High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol. The American Journal of Cardiology 89:1201-1204, 2002.