Nicholas E. Grahovec, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Athletic Training


Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests

  • Grahovec’s primary areas of research include athletic training intervention effectiveness, gait and running biomechanics, and innovative practices in athletic training education and its effects on the learning experience. 


  • Ph.D. Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Health Science
  • M.S. University of Findlay, Athletic Training
  • B.A. Augustana College, Biology
  • B.A. Augustana College, Psychology

Recent Publications

  • Abe-Hiraishi S, Grahovec NE, Anson D, Kahanov L. Increasing cultural competence: Implementation of study away/abroad in an athletic training education program. Athletic Training Education Journal. 2018; 13(1): 67-73.

Courses Taught

  • KNPE 322 - Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training: Upper Extremity Assessment
  • KNPE 323 – Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training: Lower Extremity Assessment
  • KNPE 324 – Assessment of Lower Extremity Injury
  • KNPE 325 - Assessment of Upper Extremity Injury
  • KNPE 432 - Organization & Administration Concepts in Athletic Training


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Curriculum Vitae

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DeKalb, IL 60115
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