Meet the excellent NTC Team

Every National Training Centre tutor is highly experienced in their areas of expertise and they, without exception, also hold a teaching qualification.

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  • Administration
  • Dissection
  • Dissection (Previous Seminars)
  • Dissection USA
  • Exercise for Older Adults
  • Fascial Manipulation
  • Fitness
  • Fitness Evaluation
  • FSM
  • Functional Rehabilitation Techniques
  • HDip NMT
  • Holistic Massage
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Masters Degrees
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Movement Forum
  • Needling
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Osseofascial Workshop
  • Pilates
  • Pilates Workshop
  • Pre and Post Natal
  • Rope Training
  • Sports Taping and Strapping
  • Step Aerobics
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Suspension Training
  • Dr. Stephen Levin
    Dr. Stephen Levin
  • Dr. Carla Stecco
    Dr. Carla Stecco
  • John Sharkey, MSc.
    John Sharkey, MSc.
  • John Sharkey, MSc.
    John Sharkey, MSc.
  • Professor Carol M Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
    Professor Carol M Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA
  • Dr. Jaap van der Wal
    Dr. Jaap van der Wal
  • Dr. Neil Theise
    Dr. Neil Theise
  • Dr. Gil Mendez
    Dr. Gil Mendez
  • Dr. Vladimir Chereminskiy
    Dr. Vladimir Chereminskiy
  • Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau
    Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau
  • Leonid Blyum
    Leonid Blyum
  • Denise Curtis, MSc
    Denise Curtis, MSc
  • Dr. Joy Balta
    Dr. Joy Balta
  • Joanne Avison
    Joanne Avison
  • Dr. Antonio Stecco
    Dr. Antonio Stecco
  • Michael King
    Michael King
  • Malcolm Muirhead
    Malcolm Muirhead
  • Francesco Pacenza, BSc
    Francesco Pacenza, BSc
  • Judith DeLany, LMT
    Judith DeLany, LMT
  • Dr. Niall Galloway
    Dr. Niall Galloway
  • Dr. Wilbour Kelsick
    Dr. Wilbour Kelsick
  • Graham Scarr
    Graham Scarr
  • Jamie Alagna, LMT
    Jamie Alagna, LMT
  • Dr. William Elliott
    Dr. William Elliott
  • Dr. Ceri Nicholas
    Dr. Ceri Nicholas
  • Professor Stephen Fallows
    Professor Stephen Fallows
  • Dr. Mike Morris
    Dr. Mike Morris
  • Noeleen Gregory, MSc.
    Noeleen Gregory, MSc.
  • Michelle O’Melia, MSc.
    Michelle O’Melia, MSc.
  • Michelle O’Melia, MSc.
    Michelle O’Melia, MSc.
  • Dr. Hanno Steinke
    Dr. Hanno Steinke
  • Mark Flannigan, BSc
    Mark Flannigan, BSc
  • Karen Kirkness, MSc.
    Karen Kirkness, MSc.
  • Jan Trewartha
    Jan Trewartha
  • Janette Penney, MSc
    Janette Penney, MSc
  • Daniel Iannelli
    Daniel Iannelli
  • Larry Geraghty
    Larry Geraghty
  • Niamh McGuirk
    Niamh McGuirk
  • Mairead Kieran
    Mairead Kieran
  • Laura Connick, BSc
    Laura Connick, BSc
  • Noel Smith
    Noel Smith
  • Brighid Liston
    Brighid Liston
  • Tara Early
    Tara Early
  • Maeve Carroll
    Maeve Carroll
  • Craig Clifford
    Craig Clifford
  • Ray Lynch, BSc, MA
    Ray Lynch, BSc, MA
  • Kevin Prunty, MSc.
    Kevin Prunty, MSc.
  • David Anderson, MSc.
    David Anderson, MSc.
  • Cristopher Alejandro
    Cristopher Alejandro
  • Rebecca Brewer
    Rebecca Brewer
  • Ray Morley
    Ray Morley
  • Bobby Fitzsimons, MSc.
    Bobby Fitzsimons, MSc.
  • David Anderson, MSc.
    David Anderson, MSc.
  • Lorraine Whelan
    Lorraine Whelan
  • Dave Prendergast
    Dave Prendergast
  • Fidelma Conlon
    Fidelma Conlon
  • Karen Cosgrave
    Karen Cosgrave
  • Greg Merriman
    Greg Merriman
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Dr. Stephen Levin

Stephen M. Levin, MD introduced and established the term “biotensegrity” as a science. Biotensegrity posits that Kenneth Snelson’s and Buckminster Fuller’s architectural concept of “floating compression” or “tensegrity” applies to living systems from sub-cellular to whole-organism scale levels, and explains how biological structures develop by responding advantageously to physical forces.

During his long career in both orthopedic surgery and manual medicine, Dr. Levin has developed, refined, and taught the understanding and applications of biotensegrity. As a result, he has created and collected a variety teaching models, written research papers, collected and taken photographs and x-rays, generated slide show presentations, and amassed a collection of books and other materials germane to the study, and to the history, of biotensegrity. And he continues to do so!

Dr. Carla Stecco

Dr Carla Stecco is an Orthopedic Surgeon, Professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Padova. Member of the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology as well as the European Association of Clinical Anatomy and the International Academy of Manual Musculoskeletal Medicine. Scientific activity devoted to the study of the anatomy of the human fasciae from a macroscopical, histological and physiopathological point of view.

John Sharkey, MSc.

John Sharkey is an international educator, author and authority in the areas of Clinical Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, human movement and the manual treatment of chronic pain using European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Clinical Anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful.

John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Dr. Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy and specialising in chronic pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the worlds leading authorities on fascia and Biotensegrity. John is a Clinical Anatomist and accredited Exercise Physiologist (BASES), a member of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists (BACA), Anatomical Society (AS) and a member of the editorial board to the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and other professional journals.

John Sharkey, MSc.

John Sharkey is an international educator, author and authority in the areas of Clinical Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, human movement and the manual treatment of chronic pain using European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Clinical Anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful.

John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Dr. Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy and specialising in chronic pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the worlds leading authorities on fascia and Biotensegrity. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and other professional journals.

Professor Carol M Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD,MS, FAPTA is Professor Emerita and immediate past Vice Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami Florida. She is also a manual therapist in active clinical practice, primarily treating patients with cervical and lumbar spine pain utilising energy-based manual therapy, myofascial release, along with exercise.

Dr. Davis is an international lecturer and consultant and a respected author in rehabilitation literature. She is the author of Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, and Patient-Practitioner Interaction, both published by Slack Books, Inc., and several text book chapters, many focusing on the science of energy medicine and complementary therapies. She has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Her areas of scholarly interest include educating students in the affective domain, particularly in professional interactions in health care, ethics, empathy , and using the self as a therapeutic presence with patients. In addition she is interested in reading and translating for broad understanding the essentials of quantum physics and how sub atomic particles affect our physiology and cellular function.

Dr. Davis has traveled to several countries as a consultant in these two main areas of her interest, and has received many honours. She has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow – the highest honor that a physical therapist can receive by this professional organization.

Dr. Jaap van der Wal

Dr van der Wal worked at and completed his research at the University of Maastricht, Holland. Since his graduation as a medical doctor (1973) he became an anatomist-embryologist and specialised first in the functional anatomy of the locomotor system. In 1998 he graduated as MD in this field by a dissertation on a ‘trans-anatomical’ view on human propriocepsis (sense for posture and locomotion). He functioned as researcher and teacher at various university institutes for Anatomy and Embryology in Holland. Gradually he also developed as a teacher in Philosophy of Science and in Medical Anthropology with themes like What moves us? What motivates us to move? What has natural science to tell about that?

Dr. van der Wal says “My passion however was and still is Human Embryology. The human body is a process, developing and functioning in time. The embryo moves, behaves in forms. The fields of study Kinesiology and Embryology meet at the domains of movement, motion and form. Methodologically they join in the (Goethean) phenomenological approach of Dynamic Morphology. For me Dynamic Morphology appeared to be the key for bridging between the domain of ‘natural science’ and ‘spiritual science’. I apply the method of dynamic morphology to understand what we actually are doing as human beings when we are embryo. Science and religion, matter and spirit, body and mind, macrocosm and microcosm, creation and evolution meet each other in the phenomenal process of becoming human. With respect I can find in the human embryo cautious answers to questions as to the meaning of human existence. This approach offers a healing of our modern reductionistic view of ourselves as walking brain machines”.

Dr. Neil Theise

Neil Theise, MD is senior author of the article “Structure and Distribution of an Unrecognized Interstitium in Human Tissues” recently published in the journal Scientific Reports. He is a diagnostic liver pathologist and adult stem cell researcher in New York City, where he is Professor of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine. His research revised understandings of human liver microanatomy which, in turn, led directly to identification of possible liver stem cell niches and the marrow-to-liver regeneration pathway. He is considered a pioneer of multi-organ adult stem cell plasticity and has published on that topic in Science, Nature, and Cell.

Subsequently, while continuing laboratory and clinical research, he has extended his work to areas of theoretical biology and complexity theory, defining a “post-modern biology.” These ideas suggest that alternate models of the body, other than Cell Doctrine, may be necessary to understand non-Western approaches to the body and health. Current laboratory investigations focus on nerve-stem cell interactions in human livers, melatonin-related physiology of human liver stem cell and regenerative processes, and aspects of human liver stem cell activation in acute, fulminant hepatic failure.

Dr. Gil Mendez

DR. GIL MÉNDEZ was born and raised in the Canary Islands and has been based in Germany for over 20 years where he specialises in dermatology.

Gil Méndez completed his studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin and works as a specialist in dermatology and venereology in the first and most central borough of Berlin Mitte.

Dr. Vladimir Chereminskiy

DR. VLADIMIR CHEREMINSKIY is Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology and Anatomy, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Chereminskiy is also the Director of Anatomy and Plastination at the von havens Plastinarium in Guben, Germany.

Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau

DR. JEAN CLAUDE GUIMBERTEAU a plastic surgeon who specialises in reconstructive general surgery and hand and microsurgery. He is the co-founder and scientific director of the “Institut Aquitain de la Main”. He is member of the French Hand Society (GEM), past President 2012 of the French Plastic and Reconstructive surgery society (SOFCPRE), and member of the French Academy of Surgery. He was a member of the Health Service High Authority from 2007-2010. He was trained in the Hand and Plastid department of the Bordeaux University.

During this surgical training, he was one of the pioneers in microsurgery and transplantations. He introduced innovative concepts in hand anatomy, physiology and secondary flexor tendon repair; he has been supported for many years by Pr Cl Verdan and Pr H.E. Kleinert. He is a pioneer in endoscopy exploration of the tissue organization of the human body. Director and Producer of many videos on living matter and has developed a new concept on living tissues and proposed a new ontology for human interior architectures.

Leonid Blyum

LEONID BLYUM is a mathematician, biomechanicus and developer of the ABR method. He graduated in 1992 at the University of Novosibirsk with a specialisation in mathematical models of complex systems. His studies involved the structure and the functioning of the musculoskeletal system (biomechanics), and more specifically of the spinal disorders and joint deformities. He worked with his father, a physician specialising in the manual treatment of these disorders. Through study and experience, Leonid developed the belief that musculoskeletal deformities could be well treated with a quasi-static (long and gentle pressure) manual therapy. From 1996 to 2000 he taught applied biomechanics and manual therapy to postgraduate doctors in Moscow.

Denise Curtis, MSc

Denise is a certified FSM practitioner, is advanced trained in FSM and sits on the National Advisory Board for the FSM Research Foundation. She is also a certified FSM instructor and is currently the only trained instructor responsible for teaching the course in Ireland. Denise completed the first ever controlled trial on the effects of FSM therapy on delayed onset muscle soreness which has been published by Elsevier Science in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT). In 2010, her research findings were presented at the 12th Scientific Conference in Sports and Exercise Medicine, at the Queen Mary University of London. In 2011, she was presented with the Ruth Johnston memorial award for her outstanding contribution in support of FSM therapy.

Denise is passionate about her work and divides her time between running her physical therapy clinic, teaching and research into the development of microcurrent therapy for the treatment of injuries and chronic pain.

Dr. Joy Balta

Dr. Joy Balta is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. A graduate of Dundee University.

While completing his MSc, Dr. Balta developed expertise in soft preservation techniques. He was then recruited by Victory Healthcare, Institute for Bioresearch (Houston, Texas) as a Consultant in Surgical Education.

In 2013, he joined the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience at University College Cork, Ireland as a faculty member to teach anatomy to different cohorts of students in the School of Medicine, Clinical therapies and Dentistry. During this period, Dr. Balta conducted research on the utility of embalming fluids for anatomical education and research which lead to his award of a PhD in Anatomical Sciences.

Joanne Avison

JOANNE AVISON a Structural Integrator (IASI) and an early graduate of Tom Myer’s KMI school (1999-2001). Joanne became a Certified Teacher of Kinesis and has considerable experience in both movement and manual therapy

Joanne is an international teacher of applied structural anatomy for movement and manual practitioners in a variety of fields. She is a professional Structural Integration practitioner and certified teacher (KMI, Anatomy Trains 1998-2005 Tom Myers’ school) and Director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training, London, UK.

Joanne is a Senior Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

As a Member of the BioTensegrity Interest Group (B.I.G.), Joanne is fascinated by the application of BioTensegrity principles to the understanding of the human blueprint and natural biomotional organisation. Her writing and workshops are devoted to making this emerging context for human movement applicable and clearly understood.

Joanne is also a CMED Graduate (2004) and has studied extensively in human development as well as specialising in soft tissue and the links between archetypal behaviour and physiology. Her intensive studies include Human Dissection and movement research in Fascial Fitness with Robert Schleip.

Dr. Antonio Stecco

DR. ANTONIO STECCO, MD, PhD who is a Clinical Instructor at Rusk Rehabilitation, New York University, a Specialist in Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, President of Fascial Manipulation Association and a member of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ISPRM).

Dr. Stecco’s scientific activity is devoted to the study the human fasciae from a macroscopically, histologically and physio-pathologically point of view. He has personally completed over 100 cadaver dissections for research. Since 2007 he has organised and personally held theoretical-practical courses about the Fascial Manipulation ®/STECCO® method in every continent around the world. He is the author of more than 40 papers about fascia. He is also the Co-Authors of three books and different chapters of international books published by Elsevier.

Michael King

Michael King’s path with Pilates began over 40 years ago as a young dancer and he was quickly teaching it and then shortly after running his own equipment studio in London. His world was expanded from his strong foundations with his original teacher Alan Herdman, when he was given the opportunity by Houston Ballet to run their Adult Programming in Pilates and general health for the company and the public. It is here that he was given the chance to experience the work of many of the original students of Joseph Pilates and saw the wonderful variety of interpretations that already existed that had grown from the experiences of those original students and clients of Joseph Pilates. With a passion for teaching and having fun doing it he has worked continuously to help move the Pilates community forward and to gain recognition of the Pilates Method as a respected profession and Method outside of the Pilates World and to bring unity and standards of education within the Pilates world.

Malcolm Muirhead

Malcolm Muirhead has been teaching Pilates for 20 years but he found himself working with adult education from his early 20’s and eventually was working in The City of London when first introduced to Pilates by Michael King in 1999. A passionate educator and detail freak he fell in love with the Method of Pilates and those people both practicing and teaching Pilates. Very quickly he was inspired by the feedback and rewards experienced by both clients and the teachers that Michael was training to make a career change himself into the Health and Fitness world and together with Michael formed a comprehensive teacher training programme. A natural developer and driving force for quality, in 2002 he helped facilitate the process that meant their course was adopted by the accreditation body Oxford Cambridge RSA (OCR) as their National standard for the Pilates Technique in 2002 (OCR Level 2-Pilates Based Matwork). This was significant in that it was the first nationally accredited examination worldwide. Along with Michael he continues to try to drive the journey towards standards of education and teacher training accountability to help the public become more educated about the method and all it offers. Along the way he has developed his own teaching style of intensity with contrasting fun as he is a great believer that you learn best with laughter and desire to be the best you can be.

Francesco Pacenza, BSc

Francesco Pacenza holds a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Physiotherapy from the University of Udine and thanks to a scholarship he attended the 4th year at La Trobe University of Melbourne. In 2015 he participated in the Italian translation of Leon Chaitow’s book “Fascial Dysfunctions: Manual Therapy Approaches”.

In 2009 he started studying and practicing Fascial Manipulation, completing the 1st, 2nd and 3rd level courses, each level with different instructors, in order to improve his clinical and manual skills. He also completed several advanced workshops of 1st and 2nd level (2012, 2013), and 3rd level (2016) and the annual Fascial Manipulation conferences (2011-2016). He became a Teacher Assistant in 2013.

Along with several international teachers he held several Fascial Manipulation introductory workshops:

In 2015 he completed the first Certificate: Advanced course of muscle-fascial anatomical dissections with Prof. Carla Stecco (Padua University)

Judith DeLany, LMT

JUDITH DELANY, LMT, began teaching NeuroMuscular Therapy in 1984, and has since emerged as a leading pioneer in the field of NMT.

As a result of many years as a clinician and educator, Judith refined and developed methods of teaching the American version of NMT and she is the founder and director of the International Academy of NeuroMuscular Therapies, a certifying body that sets standards for the training of healthcare practitioners in the use of NMT.

She is the Director of the St. Petersburgh, Florida NMT Center, an educational/training organisation that produces NMT events throughout the United States and internationally each year for the healthcare industry.

Licensed Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurse Massage Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, and Dentists alike benefit from the curriculum and hands-on techniques of NMT.

As an internationally recognised speaker on such topics as chronic pain and myofascial dysfunction, Judith has served as a presenter and/or keynote speaker at numerous conventions and conferences in various fields of medicine. She has been awarded recognition for legislative work as well as outstanding instruction.

A published author of manuals and articles on pain management, Judith also contributed the American version of NMT to Dr. Leon Chaitow’s book Modern Neuromuscular Techniques (Churchill Livingstone Publishers). She and Dr. Chaitow have co-authored two textbooks for neuromuscular therapy Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques (vol. 1 The Upper Body, vol. 2 The Lower Body) as well as the accompanying study guide Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques Case Study Exercises (Elsevier). She has also contributed a chapter on NMT to Principles and Practices of Manual Therapeutics ( Pat Coughlin, MD, ed.) as well as a contribution on NMT to Touch Abilities Essential Connections (Iris Burman, Sandy Friedland).

Judith served for twelve years as Associate Editor for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (a peer reviewed journal) in addition to being a contributing writer to that journal and others. She currently serves on JBMT’s advisory board.

She was been awarded the Massage Therapist of the Year award by the Florida Chiropractic Association in 1999 and has received recognition for outstanding instruction as well as legislative efforts.

Judith continues her mission as a spokesperson to all healthcare professions regarding NeuroMuscular Therapy. As a visionary, her primary focus is the advancement of education in all healthcare professions to include soft tissue care and the myofascial treatment of chronic pain syndromes.

Dr. Niall Galloway

DR. NIALL GALLOWAY an Associate Professor of Urology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Chief of Female Urology and Director of Emory Continence Center. Dr. Galloway graduated from Aberdeen University in 1974.

Following surgical training, he pursued specialisation in the field of female pelvic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Galloway serves as the Director of Transitional Care and Adult Clinical Services of the Center for Spina Bifida Research and Prevention. He is involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents and post-graduate fellows and is the author of multiple scientific journal articles.

Dr. Wilbour Kelsick

DR. WILBOUR KELSICK specialises in elite athletic performance and rehabilitation, using applied functional anatomy.

Dr. Kelsick received his BSc. in Kinesiology from SFU and his D.C. from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is a Fellow and Vice President of the College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences (Canada), a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Rehabilitative Sciences (Canada), and a faculty member in the Department of Graduate Studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Dr. Kelsick has written and published several articles, is a contributing author for a medical text, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (peer review journal).

Dr. Kelsick holds post-graduate specialties in the field of sports injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He has worked as team doctor at the Olympics, World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. Dr Kelsick lectures both locally in Canada and internationally.

Graham Scarr

GRAHAM SCARR is a chartered biologist and an osteopath with a particular interest in structural mechanics. Fascinated by the numerous examples of geometric patterns and shapes in nature, he has been researching their significance over many years.

He is part of a specific interest group looking at the significance of the biotensegrity concept to biomechanics and clinical practice. Working closely with Dr. Stephen Levin he has developed new models that progress our understanding of the structure-function relationship in biology. Graham is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology, and has published several papers on this subject.

Jamie Alagna, LMT

JAMIE ALAGNA has been teaching in the field of massage since 1987. She has been a certified Neuromuscular Therapist since 1990 and began instructing in 1993.

She obtained a BS in Movement from Southern Illinois University and is also AMTA Sports Massage Certified.

Jamie has maintained a private practice for over two decades with her primary focus being the treatment of soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. She has completed certification training in Pilates and, most recently, completed training and became licensed as an acupuncturist in WA state.

When teaching, Jamie incorporates her extensive background in anatomy and kinesiology, along with over 25 years of professional dance experience. Her creative teaching style allows for an open, interactive environment of learning.

 

Dr. William Elliott

William brings a unique blending of exercise physiology, bodywork therapy,and nutrition science to the programme. Dr. Elliott holds a BSc in exercise nutrition from California State University, an MSc in exercise science from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in applied physiology and health informatics from the Union Institute and University in Ohio.

Dr. Ceri Nicholas

After completing her PhD on nutritional interventions in high intensity intermittent exercise, Dr. Nicholas began her teaching career as a lecturer in Sports Science at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. In 1996, she returned to Loughborough University as a Research Fellow in the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science before moving to the University of Essex to take up the post of Teaching Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences in 2003.

In 2006, Dr Nicholas joined the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Chester as a Senior Lecturer and moved to the Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition in 2012. Within the Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition, Dr Nicholas’ teaching focuses on Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition.

Dr Nicholas is the progrmme leader and she also manages the research phase of the MSc in Exercise and Nutrition Science programme.

Dr Nicholas is the Department’s disability support, equality and diversity officer and is also a member of the Faculty’s Research Ethics Committee.

Professor Stephen Fallows

Immediately after graduating (way back in the 1970s) Professor Fallows worked in the Eastern Province of Zambia for a local organisation, Chipata Dzithandizeni Nutrition Group, concerned with nutrition education and other actions to promote nutritional wellbeing of the local people. The work was supported by OXFAM, NOVIB and other organisations.

On his return to the UK he completed a PhD in food and nutrition policy at the University of Bradford.

Following a post-doctoral period at the University of Bradford working on a number of food and nutrition policy projects Professor Fallows made a career shift in the late 1980s and was appointed as manager of the University’s early explorations into computer based education.

In 1992 Professor Fallows moved to the University of Luton as Reader in Educational Development.

In 2001 Professor Fallows made a second career shift and returned to his home discipline of nutrition and joined the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition Science at the University of Chester as Research Co-ordinator.

Within the Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition, Professor Fallows’ teaching focuses on Nutrition & Health and on Research Methods. Professor Fallows manages the research phase of the department’s MSc programmes and is a key source of advice to students on matters such as project design and research ethics.

Professor Fallows is also supervisor for a number of PhD students, including two who are based in Ireland.

Dr. Mike Morris

Dr Mike Morris is Deputy Head of University of Chester’s Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition. Mike has been a member of the Department since September 2005, his specialist areas of teaching are exercise and health and exercise physiology.

Mike’s research interests are in the areas of perceived exertion and physical activity and his qualifications include:

Mike’s specialist areas are Exercise Physiology, Data Analysis and Statistics and he teaches on the following Postgraduate modules:

Noeleen Gregory, MSc.

Noeleen Gregory is expert in a variety of modules on various NTC courses including:

Her knowledge and wisdom is impeccable and is backed up by a life dedicated to exercise and nutrition – both personally and professionally. Noeleen has an innate ability to transfer knowledge to students in an informative yet relaxed atmosphere. Her enthusiasm and passion for fitness has influenced thousands of students to pursue a career in the health fitness industry.

Noeleen is also the National Training Centre’s examinations coordinator and is a highly respected member of the tutoring team for the Dundalk Institute of Technology’s  B.Sc (Hons) in Health and Physical Activity.

Michelle O’Melia, MSc.

Michelle has been delivering educational excellence at the National Training Centre since 2000. She is passionate about all aspects of fitness and health and holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Chester.

Michelle teaches exercise to music, anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise physiology on our primary health fitness programmes and also delivers suspension training and indoor cycling.

Michelle O’Melia, MSc.

Michelle holds an MSc Exercise and Nutrition Science and is a graduate of the National Training and the University of Liverpool and has been part of team NTC for many years. Michelle’s background is the areas of exercise, fitness and nutrition but she is also a qualified Neuromuscular Therapist and runs her own clinical practice. Michelle teaches the nutrition and biochemical factors of chronic pain and dysfunction module on the H.Dip NMT course and is a very knowledgeable expert in this area.

Dr. Hanno Steinke

Professor of anatomy Dr Steinke works as a private lecturer at the Institute for Anatomy Leipzig. He completed his doctorate in 2006. He has been teaching in the clinical and preclinical sections of medical studies for decades. In doing so, he built up the electives “Preparation for Advanced” and “Operative Access Paths”, which have enjoyed lively student participation for many years.

The scientific focus of his more than thirty articles as well as his books and book chapters is on macroscopic anatomy. For the University of Dundee dissection course John Sharkey highly recommended’s Dr Steinke’s book: Atlas of Human Fascial Topography, Leipziger Universitätsverlag 2018.

Mark Flannigan, BSc

Mark Flannigan is a dynamic presenter and teacher in the fitness and wellness industry with over 30 years of experience and has shared his knowledge and expertise in Australia, US, Japan, Brazil and most of Europe.

Mark has been a successful competitor and judge for the Federation of International Gymnastics, has a BSc in Exercise Science and is a Neuromuscular Therapist NMT from the National Training Centre. Since 2016, Mark has participated in biotensegrity focused dissections with John Sharkey, shifting the paradigm into 21st century anatomy, apply biotensegrity principles to his work as a Strength and Conditioning trainer and Pilates teacher.

Karen Kirkness, MSc.

Karen Kirkness is a PhD candidate in Medical Sciences at Hull Hork Medical School. She holds two master’s degrees, one in Fine Art and one in Human Anatomy from the University of Edinburgh Biomedical Sciences. She is the author of Spiral Bound: Integrated Anatomy for Yoga, a multidisciplinary book exploring the anatomical basis of spirality in human movement.

Karen is an E-RYT 500, YACEP & Senior Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals.

In 2008, Karen founded her current studio, a social enterprise called Meadowlark Yoga. Since then, she has embraced an inter-lineage approach to yoga based on healing, seeking to facilitate a constraints-led journey toward self-care and personal growth for all levels. Karen presents creatively in both art and science festivals and is a member of the Anatomical Society and the International Symposium of Clinical and Applied Anatomists (ISCAA).

She lives with her husband Simon and their two young kids in the Scottish Borders.

Jan Trewartha

Jan works with clients with physical pain, emotional trauma, scarring and adhesions. She first trained as a State Registered Nurse in the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) in 1979, but has worked in complementary therapy since 1992, specialising in physical and emotional trauma. Since 1993 Jan has taught workshops across a diverse range of topics, including: Therapeutic Massage, Self-care for the Carer, Body Realignment, Fascial Unwinding and Energy Awareness, and Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork therapy. Jan is also the founder of the British Fascia Symposium.

Jan is co-editor and co-author of Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body, a textbook for hands-on practitioners, published by Handspring Publishing in April 2020.

Janette Penney, MSc

Janette is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where she studied Economics, and continued on to spend almost 10 years in business and technology and management roles in the UK and Ireland.

In 2003, she changed career path and moved into the world of fitness. Janette has always been passionate about fitness and getting fit and knew she wanted to inspire and educate others.

She ran a successful gym in Dublin for six years while she developed her industry specific skills at the National Training Centre. As a qualified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor, she has taught private group exercise classes, and focused on motivating others through 1-1 personal training.

Janette teaches the Anatomy, Exercise to Music and Business modules on the Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training course and also teaches on the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork.

Daniel Iannelli

Daniel is a resistance training tutor for the NTC and has a background in Martial Arts. He also trains and competes in Brazilian jiu jitsu,

Daniel holds a Higher National Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management, Sports Recreation Level 5 and is currently studying for his Masters ion Strength and Conditioning.

Daniel teaches on NTC’s Kettlebell Training, Suspension Training and Strength and Conditioning programmes.

Larry Geraghty

Larry, who like all NTC tutors holds the National University of Ireland’s Diploma in Training and Continuing Education teaches primarily resistance training on our fitness programmes and also heads up the strength and conditioning course.

Larry is also a tutor on the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical therapy and runs his own successful private practice for the treatment of pain, injury and dysfunction.

Niamh McGuirk

Niamh has 16 years’ experience in the fitness industry, delivering Personal Training, Group Fitness classes and further education on an international level. She travelled the world as a Les Mills Master Trainer and Presenter and has appeared on 2 Les Mills Bodypump DVDs being the first person to represent Ireland.

She lived in South Africa for 3 years where she launched the Les Mills programs and worked as the National Product Manager for Planet Fitness, a fast-growing gym chain with over 40 clubs around South Africa.

Niamh currently runs her own gym and spinning studio, FIT15 based at St Brigids GAA, Castleknock. She is involved with the on-going fitness and performance of all St Brigids GAA teams.

Niamh’s other love is music and she works as a professional singer when not in the gym. This love for music and the ability to entertain a crowd gives her the edge and ability to thrive as a Group Fitness instructor.

Mairead Kieran

Mairead has worked in the health fitness industry for over 10 years as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Mairead is a passionate, caring and highly motivated trainer who works with a range of clients helping them to achieve their health and fitness goals via a Holistic approach to health and wellness.

Mairead continually updates her knowledge and skillset and as well as her fitness and personal training qualifications. Mairead is a qualified yoga instructor, powerlifting coach and is trained to teach a range of Les Mills group fitness classes. Mairead has a great manner with the students, offering encouragement and support to their learning experience throughout their journey with NTC.

Laura Connick, BSc

In addition to the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training, Laura holds a BSc in Sports and Exercise Management from UCD and has worked in some of Dublin’s most established gyms. 

Laura specialises in helping clients to achieve and maintain optimal body weight and ensures they achieve their goals in a healthy and sustainable fashion.

Laura is dedicated to continuing professional development and constantly expands her knowledge base and training to ensure she can provide the best advice to her clients.

Noel Smith

Noel has over 30 years experience in the health fitness industry working as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and manager in a number of facilities throughout his career. Noel has an extensive range of qualifications and is a graduate of numerous NTC courses including Exercise, Health Studies, and Personal Training, Pilates, Indoor Cycling, Suspension Training, Kettlebell Training and regularly participates in continuing professional development programmes to keep up to date and informed on current and new fitness trends, education and training.

Noel continues to teach a variety of fitness classes and currently acts as Gym manager of the Boyne Valley Hotel & Country Club. Noel teaches on the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training course and is committed to mentoring and supporting new students starting out in the health fitness industry.

Brighid Liston

Brighid is an energetic instructor with great knowledge of health and fitness who practices what she preaches.

Brighid is a keen runner, competing in the regular BHAA races. She is also a Pilates instructor and runs her own Sports Pilates Classes Cork  at LesiureWorld and also teaches regular Aqua aerobics classes.

Tara Early

Tara holds a Higher National Diploma in Leisure Management and the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. She has studied with many of the world’s leading experts in the field of fitness and exercise rehabilitation including Tom Myers, Melanie Byford-Young, Sherri Betz, as well as Pilates Master Instructor Trainers Renee Peuizzo and Raphael Bender.

Tara has been  involved in the health fitness and Pilates Industry for over 15 years. She ran her own Rehab and Pilates studio in Ireland for 8 years. She moved to Melbourne with her husband in 2009, before returning to Ireland in 2011 to practice Pilates and Clinical Pilates and establish earlypilates.ie. Tara’s areas of passion include, lumbar disc injuries, knee injuries, whiplash injuries and neck and shoulder injuries.  

Tara has presented for a number of organisations, including Triathlon Ireland and Australia Pilates Method Alliance (APMA). 

Maeve Carroll

Maeve graduated from the National Training Centre in 2000 with the National Qualification In Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training and is also qualified in specialist areas such as Indoor Cycling, Step Aerobics, Pre and Post Natal Exercise, Aqua Fitness, Pilates, Stability Ball Training and Suspension Training

Maeve has gained vast experience not only in Ireland within the fitness industry but also in Australia where she ran a very successful personal training and Pilates business.

Craig Clifford

Craig completed the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training in 2011 and has also completed Kettlebells, Step Aerobics, Suspension Training and Strength and Conditioning advanced certification programmes with NTC.

Craig operates his own successful fitness facility and Personal Training business. He mainly tutors Resistance Training, Fitness Assessment and Exercise Principles.

Ray Lynch, BSc, MA

Since graduating with the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training in 2001, Ray has worked in the health fitness industry with various gyms and corporate health facilities, such as Ulster Bank and University College Dublin, mainly facilitating group exercise classes, indoor cycling classes and personal training.

In 2002 Ray was awarded his honours degree in Health Services Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology and went on to complete a Masters in Management with the IPA/University College Dublin in 2006.

Kevin Prunty, MSc.

Kevin is a practicing Neuromuscular Therapist (NMT) and member of the Association of Neuromuscular and Physical Therapists.

As a result of many years of study and industry experience Kevin has a unique understanding of the integration of NMT in the broader field of health fitness and athletic performance. He was the resident club therapist for Monaghan United F.C. for 6 years and has also worked with both Monaghan and Cavan GAA at club and county level offering sports first aid, pain & injury prevention strategies and event massage. He started his career administering emergency first aid volunteering with the Monaghan Civil Defence from an early age at various events around the country and opened Back in Action, a pain & injury clinic in 2005.

As a key member of National Training Centre’s educational committee and as course leader of the Higher Diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy (HDipNMT), Kevin has been instrumental in the development and delivery of NMT and is currently completing his MSc in Neuromuscular Therapy. He has completed fresh frozen cadaver dissections in the Department of Anatomy, Kings College London and is part of a team of international lecturers who have brought advanced qualifications in NMT to a groups of physiotherapists, osteopaths and other health care providers in Warsaw, Poland and King’s College London .

Kevin also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in Creative multimedia and has been instrumental in implementing a streaming video resource for HDipNMT students which is currently being expanded across a range of courses offered by the National Training Centre. These videos from world authorities were filmed during actual classes on and in a specialised studio in National Training Centre.

David Anderson, MSc.

David is a Neuromuscular Therapist and a Manipulative Therapist with over 20 years teaching and clinical experience. He is a graduate of the NTC and University of Chester and is currently a PhD candidate at Ulster University. His doctoral research concerns the rehabilitation of patellar tendinopathy. David is a Sports Therapy lecturer at University College Birmingham and he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Cristopher Alejandro

Cristopher orignally hails from the Phillipines and is a qualified Physiotherapist. Cris teaches on many of the NTC’s bodywork educational programmes and his area of speciality is in myofascial triggerpoint dry needling.

Rebecca Brewer

Rebecca started in the health and leisure industry in 2009 as a Lifeguard, Swimming Instructor, Personal Trainer and Exercise to Music Instructor. Rebecca represented Ireland on the Irish Elite Boxing Squad and is an International Scuba Diving Instructor. She managed a successful spa and leisure centre onboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship, travelling international waters from Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, South America to the Caribbean.

She has studied in Maynooth University and Neuromuscular Physical Therapy in the National Training Centre where she completed the Higher Diploma in 2014. She has since gone on to study Physiotherapy in University of Limerick and has completed several Human Anatomy Dissection courses/internships in Kings’ College London, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh and The von Hagens’ Plastinarium in Germany with fresh frozen, formaldehyde and Theil methods of cadaver preservation. She has dissected with world renown anatomists and surgeons such as Prof Dr. Gunther von Hagens, Dr. Vladimir Chereminskiy, Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau, Dr. Antonio Stecco, Dr. Niall Galloway, Dr. Abduelmenem Alashkham, Dr. Willem Fourie, and John Sharkey MSc.

Rebecca is currently the personal assistant of Prof Dr. Gunther von Hagens and continues to run a successful private clinic in Co. Kildare where she performs Neuromuscular Therapy, trigger point needling, pitch-side services, swimming lessons and personal training.

Ray Morley

Ray teaches on our Physical Therapy, First Aid and Sports Taping & Strapping programmes.

Bobby Fitzsimons, MSc.

Bobby has been teaching at the National Training Centre since 1999 and tutors a range of fitness and bodywork modules within the NTC. He holds a Masters Degree in Neuromuscular Therapy and is shortly embarking on his PhD with the University of Chester.

David Anderson, MSc.

David is a Neuromuscular Therapist and a Manipulative Therapist with over 20 years teaching and clinical experience. He is a graduate of the NTC and University of Chester and is currently a PhD candidate at Ulster University. His doctoral research concerns the rehabilitation of patellar tendinopathy. David is a Sports Therapy lecturer at University College Birmingham and he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Lorraine Whelan

Dave Prendergast

Fidelma Conlon

Fidelma, who holds a Masters Degree, is a director and the NTC’s course coordinator and looks after the timetabling, programme development and tutor deployment. She is also heavily involved in standards, accreditation and industry liaison to ensure the highest standards and best possible outcomes for all NTC graduates.

Karen Cosgrave

Karen is the friendly voice you will usually get through to when you call the NTC’s office of administration. She looks after day to day administration and communication with students, tutors and the general public.

Greg Merriman

Greg is the head of NTC administration and looks after the day to day running of admin. He designs and implements student documentation, course brochures, website and IT systems. 

ONLINE THEORY LECTURES
Thursday Evenings from 7pm to 9pm
March 2022
 – 24th, 31st
April 2022 – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
May 2022 – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
June 2022 – 2nd, 9th, 16th
August 2022 – 18th, 25th
December 2022 – 15th
January 2022 – 5th

FACE TO FACE IN CLASS LESSONS
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
April 2022– 30th
May 2022
 – 1st, 28th & 29th
June 2022
 – 18th & 19th
July 2022 – 16th & 17th
August 2022 – 20th & 21st
September 2022 – 17th & 18th
October 2022 – 22nd & 23rd
November 2022 – 19th & 20th
December 2022 – 17th & 18th
January 2023 – 14th & 15th
February 2023 – 18th & 19th
March 2023 – 18th & 19th
April 2023 – 15th & 16th

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

MODULE 1
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
September 2022 –  24th and 25th

MODULE 2
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
October 2022 –  22nd and 23rd

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
November 20th and 21st

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Evening Course – Starts February 22nd 2022

Tuesday and Thursdays (ONLINE) until June 2nd 2022
Online Lectures via ZOOM
19:00-21:00

Sundays until July 3rd
Practical classes held at the National Training Centre
10:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:30
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
7pm to 9:30pm
June 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd

Final Examinations (Provisional Dates)
May 12th and 31st at 7pm and June 26th, 28th and 30th (Individual times will be allocated)

Duration
18 Weeks

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult - Course Schedule

Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10am to 1pm

SESSION 1
September 6th

SESSION 2
September 8th

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Thursday evenings  from 7pm to 10pm

SESSION 1
July 15th

SESSION 2
July 22nd

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

Wednesday mornings  from 10am to 1pm

SESSION 1
June 23rd

SESSION 2
June 30th

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

Intensive Day Course – Starts February 7th, 2022 Dublin

Monday and Thursday (ONLINE)
Online Lectures via ZOOM
10:30 – 12:30 AND 14:00 – 16:00

Tuesday and Wednesday 
Practical classes held at the National Training Centre
10:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:30

Duration
9 Weeks

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

This course has already commenced. Full up to date schedule details for registered students is available in the NTC Learning Portal here

ONLINE THEORY LECTURES
Thursday Evenings from 7pm to 9pm
March 2022
 – 24th, 31st
April 2022 – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
May 2022 – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
June 2022 – 2nd, 9th, 16th
August 2022 – 18th, 25th
December 2022 – 15th
January 2022 – 5th

FACE TO FACE IN CLASS LESSONS
Thursday Evenings from 7pm to 10pm
June 2022 – 23rd, 30th
July 2022 – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
August 2022 – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
September 2022 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
October 2022 – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
November 2022 – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
December 2022 – 1st, 8th, 15th
January 2023 – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
February 2023 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd,
March 2023 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
April 2023 – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
May 2023 – 4th, 11th, 18th – Summative Assessment Sunday May 21st

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

THURSDAY MORNING COURSE – SEPTEMBER 2021
2021

September 23rd, 30th
October 7th, 14th, 21st
November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
December 2nd, 9th, 16th

2022

January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
March 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st
April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Note: There will be no classes on October 28th, 2021 and March 17th, 2022.

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

Due to continuing and changing restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, dates may be subject to change and we ask students to be flexible in terms of their completion date.

ONLINE THEORY LECTURES
Tuesday Evenings from 7pm to 9pm

October 2021 – 19th, 26th
November 2021 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
December 2021 – 7th, 14th
January 2022 – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
April 2022
– 12th, 19th
June 2022
– 21st, 28th

FACE TO FACE IN CLASS LESSONS
Tuesday Evenings from 7pm to 10pm

February 2022 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
March 2022 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
April 2022 – 5th, 26th
May 2022 – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
June 2022 – 7th, 14th
July 2022– 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
August 2022 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
September 2022 – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
October 2022 – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
November
2022 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
December 2022 – 6th, 13th

Summative Practical Assessments will take place on Sunday December 18th, 2022 from 9am to 5pm

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult - Course Schedule

Evening course from 7pm to 10pm
Monday December 6th 2021 and Wednesday December 8th 2021
Friday March 25th 2022 and Friday April 1st 2022
Friday June 24th 2022 and Friday July 1st 2022
Friday November 4th 2022 and Friday November 11th 2022

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Morning Course –  10am – 1pm
Monday  November 29th 2021 and Friday December 3rd  2021

Evening Course –  7pm – 10pm
Wednesday February 9th 2022 and Wednesday February 16th 2022
Wednesday
May 4th 2022 and Friday May 6th 2022
Friday
October 7th 2022 and Friday October 14th 2022

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Saturday –  February 19th 2022 – DUBLIN
Sunday
–  March 13th 2022 – CORK
Saturday
– June 11th 2022 – DUBLIN
Saturday
– July 23rd 2022 – CORK
Sunday
– September 25th 2022 – DUBLIN

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Saturday 10am to 5pm
March 19th 2022
September 10th 2022
November 26th 2022

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Sunday  from 10am to 5pm
February 27th 2022
July 3rd 2022

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Saturday and Sunday  from 9am to 5pm
Module 1  March 5th and 6th 2022
Module 2  March 26th and 27th 2022

Module 1  May 7th and 8th 2022
Module 2  May 28th and 29th 2022

Module 1  October 1st and 2nd 2022
Module 2  October 22nd and 23rd 2022

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
July 17th and 18th

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Friday evening from 7pm to 10pm
March 19th

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
March 20th and 21st

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
February 27th and 28th

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

MODULE 1
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
April 2022 –  23rd and 24th

MODULE 2
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
May 2022 –  28th and 29th

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

The Higher Diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy will be delivered via blended learning with online live lectures taking place on Zoom (recording available in NTC Learning Portal from the following Monday) with practical content delivered onsite at the National Training Centre on the dates listed below in the schedule.

Course Schedule

2022 – In Class Sessions (Friday evening from 7pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm)
March 5th, 6th / May 6th, 7th, 8th / July 1st, 2nd, 3rd / September 2nd, 3rd, 4th / November 4th, 5th, 6th

2022 – Online Classes (Friday evening from 7pm to 9pm except * which is Saturday from 2pm to 4pm)
April 22nd / May 27th / June 1oth / *June 11th / June 17th / October 21st / December 9th

2023 – In Class Sessions (Friday evening from 7pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm)
January 7th, 8th / March 3rd, 4th, 5th / May 5th, 6th, 7th / July 7th, 8th, 9th / September 15th, 16th, 17th / November 3rd, 4th, 5th

2023 – Online Classes (Friday evening from 7pm to 9pm)
April 21st / June 9th / October 20th

2024 – In Class Sessions (Friday evening from 7pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm)
January 26th, 27th, 28th / March 22nd, 23rd, 24th / May 24th, 25th, 26th / July 19th, 20th, 21st / November 2nd, 3rd / December 6th, 7th, 8th

2024 – Online Classes (Friday evening from 7pm to 9pm except * which are from 10am to 12pm)
January 12th / January 19th / February 16th / February 23rd / September 6th / *September 7th / *September 8th 

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

November 14th 2022
8:30am – Registration
9:00am – Introduction, Course Overview and Logistics
10:00am – General organization of the fasciae
11:00am – Morning Tea/Coffee break
11:30am – The abdominal myofascial layers
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – The abdominal viscera
4:30pm – Reflections
5:00pm – Day ends

November 15th 2022
9:00am – The thorax
9:45am – Lecture with Q&A
11:00am – Morning Tea/Coffee break
11:30am – Dissection of the thorax
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – The visceral fasciae
3:30pm – Dissection of the thoracic cavity
5:00pm – Day ends

November 16th 2022
9:00am – Head and neck fasciae
9:45am – Lecture with Q&A
11:00am – Morning Tea/Coffee brea
11:30am – Dissection of the neck
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Fasciae and nerves
3:00pm – Dissection of upper limb
5:00pm – Day ends

November 17th 2022
9:00am – The fasciae of the back
9:45am – Lecture with Q&A
11:00am – Morning Tea/Coffee brea
11:30am – Dissection of the back
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Lecture with Q&A
4:00pm – Dissection of gluteal region
5:00pm – Day ends

November 18th 2022
9:00am – Fasciae of the inferior limb
10:30am – Lecture with Q&A
11:00am – Morning Tea/Coffee brea
11:30am – Dissection of the thigh and knee
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Dissection of the leg and feet
4:00pm – Final reflections and conclusion
5:00pm – Course ends

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

This Biotensegrity Focused Full Body Dissection Course runs at University of Dundee, Scotland on the following dates and times in 2022:

Thursday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

June 23rd, 2022

8:30am – Meet and Registration
9:00am – Presentation – Introduction, Course Overview and Logistics, Laboratory Rules and Regulations
9:30am – Introduction to Dissection with a special thank you and acknowledgment to our donors. Vital instruction concerning Health and Safety.
10:00am – Short dissection demonstration by clinical anatomist John Sharkey followed by dissection by all participants at each table.
2:00pm – Lunch
3:00pm – Return to dissection room
4:30pm – Discussion in Museum and Q and A
5:00pm – Day ends

June 24th, 2022

9:00am – Presentation by Professor of Anatomy Dr Hanno Steinke followed by Q and A (in large lecture theatre).
11:00am – Morning coffee break
11:30am – Dissection Room- Tables will be led by Dr Hanno Steinke and other team members. Participants can also work on the cadavers having received instruction.
2:00pm – Lunch- special visit to the D’Arcy Thompson’s Zoology Museum facilitated by the curator of this amazing museum Dr Matthew Jarron
3:00pm – Dissection Room
4:30pm – Discussion in Museum with Q and A
5:00pm – Day ends

June 25th, 2022

9:00am – Presentation – Joanne Avison followed by Q and A (in large lecture theatre).
10:30am – Q&A
11:00am – Dissection Room
2:00pm – Lunch
3:00pm – Dissection Room
4:00pm – Closing remarks, comments and musings
4:30pm – Course ends

Please note that the content, presenters, schedule etc. may be subject to change.

SATURDAYS (PRACTICAL CONTENT @ NTC 9am to 5pm)
January 29th
February 12th, 26th
March 12th, 26th
April 9th, 23rd
May 7th, 21st
EXAMSJune 4th

*Schedule may be subject to change

ONLINE THEORY CLASSES – THURSDAY 7pm to 9pm
February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
March 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st,
April 7th, 14th, 28th
May 5th

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

SATURDAY COURSE:
TWO SATURDAYS PER MONTH – 9:00am – 5:00pm plus ONLINE LEARNING
Starts January 29th, 2022
Starts May 28th, 2022
Starts September 24th, 2022

MORNING COURSE:
THURSDAY MORNINGS – 10:30am – 1:30pm
Starts September 22nd 2022

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

Weekend Course – Starts February 22nd 2022 Cork

Tuesday and Thursdays (ONLINE)
Online Lectures via ZOOM until June 2nd 2022
19:00-21:00

Saturdays
Practical classes held at the Mardyke Arena until July 16th 2022
10:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:30

Practical Examinations will take place on Sunday July 3rd and 10th 2022

Duration
18 Weeks

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

Evening Course – Starts October 5th, 2021 Dublin

Tuesday and Thursdays (ONLINE)
Online Lectures via ZOOM
19:00-21:00

Sundays
Practical classes held at the National Training Centre
10:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:30

Duration
18 Weeks

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

Evening Course – Starts February 22nd 2022

Tuesday and Thursdays (ONLINE) until June 2nd 2022
Online Lectures via ZOOM
19:00-21:00

Sundays until July 3rd
Practical classes held at the National Training Centre
10:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:30
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
7pm to 9:30pm
June 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd

Final Examinations (Provisional Dates)
May 12th and 31st at 7pm and June 26th, 28th and 30th (Individual times will be allocated)

Duration
18 Weeks

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

ONLINE THEORY LECTURES
Monday Evenings from 7pm to 9pm
September 2021 – 20th, 27th
October 2021 – 4th, 11th, 18th
November 2021 – 1st, 8th
January 2022 – 10th, 17th, 31st
February 2022 – 14th, 28th
March 2022 – 14th

FACE TO FACE IN CLASS LESSONS
Monday Evenings from 7pm to 10pm
November 2021 – 15th, 22nd, 29th
December 2021 – 6th, 13th
January 2022 – 24th
February 2022 – 7th, 21st
March 2022 – 7th, 21st, 28th
April 2022 – 4th, 11th, 25th

Please note there will be no classes on October 25th, December 20th & 27th, January 3rd and April 18th.

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

ONLINE THEORY LECTURES
Monday Mornings from 10:30am to 12:30pm
September 2021 – 20th, 27th
October 2021 – 4th, 11th, 18th
November 2021 – 1st, 8th
January 2022 – 10th, 17th, 31st
February 2022 – 14th, 28th
March 2022 – 14th

FACE TO FACE IN CLASS LESSONS
Monday Mornings from 10:30am to 1:30pm
November 2021 – 15th, 22nd, 29th
December 2021 – 6th, 13th
January 2022 – 24th
February 2022 – 7th, 21st
March 2022 – 7th, 21st, 28th
April 2022 – 4th, 11th, 25th

Please note there will be no classes on October 25th, December 20th & 27th, January 3rd and April 18th.

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

ONLINE THEORY LECTURES
Monday Evenings from 7pm to 9pm

January 24th,
February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
April 4th, 11th, 25th
May 9th, 16th, 23rd
September 5th,
October 3rd

FACE TO FACE IN CLASS LESSONS
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm

January 2022 – 29th and 30th
February 2022
– 26th and 27th
March 2022 – 26th and 27th
April 2022 – 23rd and 24th
May 2022 – 28th and 29th
June 2022 – 25th and 26th
July 2022– 23rd and 24th
August 2022 – 20th and 21st
September 2022 – 17th and 18th
October 2022 – 15th and 16th
November
2022 – 12th and 13th
December 2022 – 10th and 11th
January 2023 – 7th and 8th

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

ONLINE THEORY LECTURES
Monday Evenings from 7pm to 9pm

January 24th,
February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
April 4th, 11th, 25th
May 9th, 16th, 23rd
September 5th,
October 3rd

FACE TO FACE IN CLASS LESSONS
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm

February 2022 – 5th and 6th
March 2022 – 5th and 6th
April 2022 – 9th and 10th
May 2022 – 7th and 8th
June 2022 – 11th and 12th
July 2022– 9th and 10th
August 2022 – 13th and 14th
September 2022 – 10th and 11th
October 2022 – 8th and 9th
November 2022 – 5th and 6th
December 2022 – 3rd and 4th
January 2023 – 7th and 8th
February 2023 (Assessments) – 4th and 5th

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

ONLINE THEORY LECTURES
Tuesday Evenings from 7pm to 9pm

October 2021 – 19th, 26th
November 2021 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
December 2021 – 7th, 14th
January 2022 – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
April 2022
– 12th, 19th
June 2022
– 21st, 28th

FACE TO FACE IN CLASS LESSONS
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm

October 2021 – 30th and 31st
November 2021
– 27th and 28th
December 2021 – 18th and 19th
January 2022 – 15th and 16th
February 2022
– 19th and 20th
March 2022 – 19th and 20th
April 2022 – 23rd and 24th
May 2022 – 21st and 22nd
June 2022 – 25th and 26th
July 2022– 23rd and 24th
August 2022 – 27th and 28th
September 2022 – 24th and 25th
October 2022 – 22nd and 23rd

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

ONLINE THEORY LECTURES
Thursday Evenings from 7pm to 9pm
March 2022
 – 24th, 31st
April 2022 – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
May 2022 – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
June 2022 – 2nd, 9th, 16th
August 2022 – 18th, 25th
December 2022 – 15th
January 2022 – 5th

FACE TO FACE IN CLASS LESSONS
Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
April 2022– 9th & 10th
May 2022
 – 7th & 8th
June 2022
 – 11th & 12th
July 2022 – 9th & 10th
August 2022 – 6th & 7th
September 2022 – 3rd & 4th
October 2022 – 8th & 9th
November 2022 – 12th & 13th
December 2022 – 10th & 11th
January 2023 – 14th & 15th
February 2023 – 11th & 12th
March 2023 – 11th & 12th
April 2023 – 15th & 16th

*Please note these dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary.

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