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"Fortius-Citius-Altius”


The Olympic creed; these three Latin words mean “Stronger, Swifter, Higher”.  Baron de Coubertin borrowed the maxim from Father Henri Martin Dideon, the headmaster of Arcueil College in Paris.  Father Dideon used it to describe the great achievements of the athletes at his school.  Mr. Coubertin felt it could be used to describe the goals of great athletes all over the world; and so it does for us.  At the University of Oregon, Fortius-Citius-Altius is training truism guiding the pursuit of elite athletic performance via improvements in strength, speed, and agility.

When the University of Oregon's Athletic Department established a strength & conditioning program in 1978 it opened the doors to whole new world of academic/athletic achievement for the department and all of the student-athletes involved. And now as we move into the 21st century the University of Oregon can offer even more "state of the art" programming in the areas of strength, speed agility, flexiblity, endurance, nutrition and academic/athletic lifestyle.

The University of Oregon Strength & Conditioning Program is involved with many achievements ranging from Olympic Contests to camps and clinics all over the world. It is our goal to continue to develop, apply and share knowledge regarding the improvement of athletic performance. Therefore we welcome you to the University of Oregon Strength & Conditioning Program website. Whether you're a coach, athlete or a proud fan, we hope you enjoy your visit and check back frequently.


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