EPI is a sports performance education company that helps coaches aim higher and achieve their goals in their professional careers.

Welcome to Elite Performance Institute (EPI), Ireland’s leading provider of Strength & Conditioning qualifications. Our Strength & Conditioning courses are aimed at qualified fitness professionals, sports coaches and physiotherapists. Since 2012, we have delivered our NCSC course throughout Ireland with over 150+ courses delivered to date. In 2014, we launched our NCSC course internationally and since then we have delivered 350+ courses in more than 10 countries with over 5, 000 coaches certified through onsite education. It’s been an amazing journey so far!

Founded in 2012 by Karl Gilligan, EPI was created to provide a professional Strength & Conditioning qualification for coaches. Whilst consulting for the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS) now Sport Ireland, he identified a lack of evidence based practice and fundamental coaching skills from coaches who were applying for IIS accreditation. At that time, it was evident they lacked the key fundamentals about the application of Strength & Conditioning science to sports performance. As a result, he devised the National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning (NCSC) course for coaches.

EPI has partnered with globally established sports performance companies such as Under Armour, Flexvit, Statsport and Teambuildr to facilitate delivery of our courses. Given the importance of international accreditation for our courses, we are delighted to have been approved for international recognition with NASM and ACE organizations. To date, the NCSC Course has been delivered in:
2012-2014: Ireland
2015-2017: UK, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania
2018-Present: China, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia