Graduate Ambassador: Cody Duvall

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Strength and Conditioning Studies

A native of Atkins, Arkansas, Cody is currently in the Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning Studies program at ATU. He holds an Associate of Arts in General Education from UACCM and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lyon College. After graduating in December 2021, he plans to become a strength and conditioning coach and pursue a professional career in mixed martial arts.


His research interests include applications of Strongman Training, Cluster Training, Concurrent Training and within Sports Psychology, he is interested in reviewing and comparing the anxiety, depression, and motivation levels in athletes preparing for an upcoming season/competition, as well as athletes who are preparing to come back to their sport from injury.

Cody was a student-athlete during his undergraduate career and dealt with giving up my first sport in football and jumping back on the proverbial horse by pursuing a career in mixed martial arts. He decided to go back to school after being in the workforce for three years.

Cody grew up going to Wonderboy football games, and striving to go to Tech was due in large part to his late grandfather, Raymond Eugene “Gene” Cole's passion for Tech, who was the Emeritus Professor of Economics here at ATU.