Nicholas E. Grahovec

Nicholas E. Grahovec

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology


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Curriculum Vitae


Nicholas E. Grahovec has been with Sam Houston State University since 2015. His main teaching and clinical coordinator responsibilities are for the SHSU Athletic Training Program. Prior to coming to SHSU, he worked as a clinical athletic trainer in a variety of settings including small college, orthopedics, and rehabilitation predominately in the Chicagoland area. When not in the classroom, lab or the clinical setting, he enjoys training for endurance events and spending time with his wife and four girls. Grahovec’s primary areas of research include clinical prediction rules for athletic training interventions, gait and running biomechanics, and incorporating technology in the classroom and its effects on the learning experience.


  • D.Sc. in Health Science, Concentration – Athletic Training, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Anticipated 2018
  • M.S. in Athletic Training, The University of Findlay, 2008
  • B.S. in Biology and Psychology, Augustana College, 2006

Credentials / Certifications

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), BOC, 2008-Present
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA, 2012-Present
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer, 2015-Present
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer, Illinois, 2008-Present

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor / Clinical Education Coordinator, Sam Houston State University, 2015-Present
  • Advisory Council, Athletic Trainer System, 2015-Present
  • Director of Sports Medicine, Benedictine University, 2011-2015
  • Head Athletic Trainer, Benedictine University, 2009-2011
  • Chair, Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference Athletic Trainers’ Standing Committee, 2011-2015
  • Medical Director / Athletic Trainer, Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation, 2009-2015
  • Outreach Athletic Trainer, ATI Physical Therapy, 2009-2010
  • Physician Extender, Midwest Orthopedic Institute, 2008-2009
  • Head Athletic Trainer, Kishwaukee College, 2008-2009

Professional Organizations

  • Member, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
  • Member, Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA)
  • Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)