Human Performance
is for all of us

EPI is a human performance education company
that helps people aim higher and achieve more in their professional careers.

Welcome to Elite Performance Institute (EPI), the leader in Strength & Conditioning certification courses for fitness professionals. Our Strength & Conditioning courses are aimed at qualified fitness professionals, sport scientists, physiotherapists and sports coaches. To date, over 2,500 coaches from around the world have been certified through the EPI education program with our numbers growing year on year.

Founded in 2010 by Karl Gilligan, EPI initially provided Strength & Conditioning services to teams, individual athletes and players at various levels from club level through to Professional and Olympic level. In 2012, EPI started it’s education courses with the National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning (NCSC) in Ireland but expanded in 2014 to include international courses. Since 2014 it has been delivering it’s NCSC courses in six countries around the world.

EPI arepriviliged to partner with various human performance companies around the world. We are delighted to work with Ireland’s two main gym equipment providers in McSport and Blk Box Fitness. We also have a number of international partners who facilitate our education courses, some of these include Under Armour, Swift Performance, FlexVit and Matmarco. Finally, given the importance of international accreditation for our courses, we have been approved for recognition with the NSCA, NASM and ACE organisations.


S&C Courses

Find out more about the various Strength & Conditioning education courses we offer throughout Europe. Elite courses for elite coaches!.


Host A Course

If you or your organisation are interested in hosting an EPI education course in Ireland or internationally, then contact us today and we can make it happen.



Karl Gilligan is available for speaking engagements both domestically and internationally, ranging from 1 hour presentatons to full day workshops.