Associate Professor, Division of Athletic Training - University of Northern Iowa



Mailing Address: 003C Human Performance Center

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0244

Publications: Interceptive Skill. Journal of Motor Learning and Development.

King D, Hecimovich M, Clark T Gissane C. (2017). Measurement of the head impacts in a sub-elite Australian Rules football team with an instrumented patch: An exploratory analysis. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching.

Cohen A, King D, Hecimovich M, Fraser C, Putrino D, Pearce AJ. (2017). Head impact monitoring and assessment using the King-Devick test for suspected concussion in amateur Australian senior rugby union players. Journal of Sports Sciences. (Accepted but yet published).

Hecimovich M, King D, Garrett T (2016). Accelerometric analysis of head impacts in amateur wrestling: An exploratory analysis. International Journal of Wrestling Science. 6-2 p117-126.

Muller S, Gurisik Y, Hecimovich M, Harbaugh G, Vallence AM. (2017) Individual Differences in Short-Term Anticipation Training for High-Speed

Hecimovich M, King D. (2016). Prevalence of head injury and medically diagnosed concussion in junior-level community-based Australian Rules Football. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2016 Nov 10. DOI:10.1111/jpc.13405

Hecimovich M, Hebert JJ. (2016). Reliability and concurrent validity of an alternate method of lateral lumbar range of motion in athletes. South African Journal of Sports Medicine. DOI:

Hecimovich M, King D, Marais I. (2016). Player and parent concussion knowledge and awareness in youth Australian Rules Football. The Sport Journal.

Forrest M, Hecimovich M, Dempsey A. (2016). Lumbopelvic muscle activation patterns in adolescent fast bowlers. European Journal of Sport Science. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1135985. Epub 2016 Feb 3

Hecimovich M, Stomski N. (2016). Lumbar sagittal plane spinal curvature and junior-level cricket players.

International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training, 21:47-52.

Hecimovich M, Peiffer J, Harbough G. (2014). Development and psychometric evaluation of a post exercise exhaustion scale utilising the Rasch measurement model. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 15 (6), 569-579.

Shahtahmassebi B, Hebert J, Stomski N, Hecimovich M, Fairchild T. (2014). The Effect of Exercise Training on Lower Trunk Muscle Morphology. Sports Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s40279-014-0213-7

Areas of Interest: Concussion; injury prevention (lumbopelvic)

Brief biography: Certified athletic trainer (ATC) with Mayo Clinic Health Systems 2001-2004; Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University 2005-2015; Associate Professor at the University of Northern Iowa 2015-current.