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Phase 1 Strength & Conditioning Course

Phase 1 Strength & Conditioning Course

  • 25 Jan, 2019 to 27 Jan, 2019
  • 8.30am - 5pm
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), Dublin

Presenter Name

Karl Gilligan & Mike McGurn
Course Tutors

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Musculoskeletal Therapy, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Management, Professional Issues

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€495 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide course participants with a system of training to facilitate delivery of strength & conditioning services
  2. Facilitate coaching delivery through the introduction of technical and coaching models
  3. Enhance theoretical understanding and practical application of linear speed, multi-directional speed, Olympic lifting, plyometrics and energy system development (ESD)
  4. Demonstrate delivery of practical sessions in a systematic manner using a step by step approach

Event Description

The Phase 1 Strength & Conditioning Course is specifically aimed at fitness professionals, sport scientists and healthcare practitioners. Phase 1 is the first part of the National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning (NCSC) Course and is ideal for those who want to coach athletes from junior through to senior level. Participants are introduced to EPI’s systems of training and methodolgies that have been used to coach athletes at World Cups and Olympic Games. You’ll learn everything from screening, performance testing and profiling, linear speed, Olympic lifting, plyometrics, program design and much more.
Course Dates: January 25th, 26th, 27th 2019
Course Fee: €495
Course Content:
EPI system of training
Movement Compensation Screen (MCS)
Corrective exercises
Performance profiling
Acceleration and multidirectional speed
Olympic lifting
Energy system development (ESD)
Program design
Course Timetable:
Click here: NCSC – Phase 1 Course Timetable
Participants Receive:
Phase 1 Strength & Conditioning Course Manual
Phase 1 Strength & Conditioning Certificate
Exclusive discounts from EPI partners
International Accreditation:
Phase 1 S&C Course is internationally recognised with the following professional membership organisations:
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) – 2.0 CEU
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – 1.9 CEU
American Council on Exercise (ACE) – 2.3 CEU

Presenter Profile

Karl Gilligan:
Karl Gilligan is the founder and CEO of Elite Performance Institute (EPI). He qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science from St. Mary’s University, London, UK and then returned for his MSc in Strength & Conditioning. He was the first formally accredited member of the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS) in Strength and Conditioning, and is also a professional member with the NSCA (CSCS). His research interests include movement screens for injury prevention, power development and speed biomechanics.
In 2012, he devised the National Certificate in Strength & Certificate (NCSC) course which has now become the industry leader in Strength & Conditioning Certification for fitness professionals and healthcare practitioners. Since 2014 he has grown the courses internationally where they are now delivered in UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and China. 
Karl has extensive experience working in elite sport having worked with the Ireland U-19 Rugby Team, Leinster Rugby, Olympic athletes, professional golfers, boxers and inter-county GAA football teams.
Mike McGurn:
Mike McGurn is an EPI domestic and international course tutor. He has the prestigious honour of training three National Senior Irish Teams in different codes and winning two World Titles in two different sports. McGurn has overseen the physical conditioning of these National teams at 3 World Cup Tournaments and 8 Six Nations Tournaments.
After graduating with a BSc in Sport Science, he became fitness coach for Workington Rugby League club. He quickly became sought after by the cream of Rugby League. Following this, Mike helped guide St Helens to the elusive treble – Challenge Cup, Super League and World Club Champions in the 2000/2001 season. Mike has also worked as Fitness Coach in the Premier League for 3 seasons with Hull City Football Club and was Fitness Consultant at Leeds United Football Club and Everton Football Club.
In 2002, he returned to Ireland after being head-hunted by Eddie O’Sullivan to join the national Rugby Union team as Head of Strength and Conditioning. In his tenure of 8 years, he was involved in 84 International test games with Ireland, he totally revolutionised the training structures and systems of the squad laying the foundations for what has become the most successful Irish Rugby Team ever. In 2008 he began working with boxer Bernard Dunne, helping the Dubliner become Super Bantam-Weight Champion of the World. In November 2008 and 2011 he enjoyed more success, this time with the Irish Compromise Rules team when they won the series beating Austrailia in both tests.
Mike reguarly presents at conferences on Strength and Conditioning in Australia, Poland, UK and the US. including the UEFA Soccer European Pro Licence and Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Conference.

Cost to Attend

Standard Fee: €495

ISCP Member: €425

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