Duneley Aurelius Rochino, D.Sc.

Senior Service Advisor College Leadership and Administration
Capt., U.S. Navy
Duneley Rochino faculty photo


A native of Los Angeles, CA, Capt. Rochino received a bachelor’s degree in physiological science from UCLA and a master’s in physical therapy from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. In June 2007, he reported to Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He became a board certified orthopedic specialist and graduated in 2009 as a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Executive Officer, Naval Health Clinic, New England

Directed Operations of four disparate clinics through transition to the Defense Health Agency: Saratoga Springs, NY; Portsmouth, NH; Groton, CT; and Newport, RI.

Director of Branch Clinics, Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Coordinated operations of five Branch Clinics: Albany, Georgia; Kings Bay, GA; Jacksonville, FL Flight Line; Mayport, FL; and Key West, FL.

Officer in Charge, Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West

Managed the daily operations of this remote clinic and worked diligently in the community recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma.

Ship's Physical Therapist USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN 74)

Directed Health Promotions, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Radiology Departments.
Completed six month Western Pacific deployment and supported a six month yard period.

Physical Therapy Department Head, Naval Hospital Naples, Italy

Oversaw three clinics. Qualified and served as Command Managed Equal Opportunity Officer, Senior Watch Officer, and Wardroom Committee Chair.

Ship's Physical Therapist, USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

5,000 patients per year average. Qualified Officer of the Deck Underway and In Port.
Completed eight month deployment and supported Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Doctor of Science, Baylor University, Physical Therapy

Master of Physical Therapy, Samuel Merritt University

B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Physiological Science

Related Credentials

Command Managed Equal Opportunity

Research Contributions and Publications

"Knee OA: which patients are unlikely to benefit from manual PT and exercise?"
Co-authored with Gail D. Deyle, Norman W. Gill, Stephen C. Allison, and Benjamin R. Hando
The Journal of Family Practice, 2012

Awards and Decorations

Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Three Awards

Meritorious Service Medal
Four Awards

Other Honors

Defense Health Agency Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Community
Chair, 2018-2023

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Neuromusculoskeletal Community
Assistant Chair, 2020-2023

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs in Orthopedics
Member, 2014-2020

External Memberships and Associations

American Physical Therapy Association
Orthopedics, Sports, Federal Government Sections

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