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Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning Mission Statement

The mission of the Strength and Conditioning Department at the University of Dubuque is to create a training program and environment giving each student-athlete the opportunity to compete mentally and physically at the highest levels. Intense training sessions requiring accountability, work ethic, and attention to detail will lay the foundation for building a championship team.

The Strength and Conditioning Program consists of a year-round training philosophy designed to improve the speed, power and strength of each student-athlete. The various time frames and levels of training intensity will allow each student-athlete the best opportunity of achieving and maintaining their highest levels of performance for the competitive seasons.

The Spartans use certified members of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Strength coaches from across the country pass certifications with the common desire to network, collaborate, and unify the profession of strength and conditioning. Since its inception, the NSCA has grown to nearly 30,000 members in 72 countries and become the leader in the research and education of strength and conditioning professionals. 

Mike Mandott , a native of Camanche, Iowa, joined the UD staff as a student assistant coaching the defensive line in 2004 and also has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the school. He lettered as a freshman for the University of Dubuque in football before an injury ended his collegiate career.

Mandot graduated from the University of Dubuque in the spring of 2006 with a bachelors of science degree in health, wellness and recreation with a minor in coaching. He earned his CSCS certificate (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mandot is currently pursuing a masters degree from the University of Texas Pan America in Kinesiology. Anyone wanting to develop a individual workout plan can contact Mike in Room 207 of CRWC or by phone or email at 563-589-3397;  mmandot@dbq.edu