About NTC

The National Training Centre (NTC) is Ireland's leading provider of fitness education.

We offer a range of courses and programmes designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in the fitness industry.

We pride ourselves on our team of highly qualified instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to providing a supportive and engaging learning environment.

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Accredited Personal Trainer, Massage Therapy, Pilates Courses & more, delivered by experts since 1985

Trust, Integrity, Reputation.

The most trusted destination for health fitness and bodywork therapy education in Ireland
Quality Courses
Happy Graduates
Expert Tutors
Years in Education

NTC are trusted by leading awarding bodies and organisations

What is NTC's mission?

The National Training Centre exists to provide education and training in the areas of complementary medical healthcare and health related fitness which lead to industry recognised National Qualifications. Our organisation is 100% student focused and our custom built facilities recognise our commitment to enhancing each student’s learning experiences and outcomes.

What is NTC?

The National Training Centre (NTC) comprises five schools and colleges to deliver high quality programmes of education with graduate demand in their respective industries

The National College of Exercise and Health Studies (NCEHS)

The National College of Exercise and Health Studies (NCEHS)provides training in the area of health related fitness.

The National School of Sports Massage (NSSM)

The National School of Sports Massage (NSSM) provides training in the area of orthopaedic sports massage.

The College of Complementary Medical Education (CCME)

The College of Complementary Medical Education (CCME) provides training in the areas of Neuromuscular and Physical Therapies.

The Pilates Institute (Ireland)

The Pilates Institute (Ireland) provides training in the area of Pilates.

The Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM)

The Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) which provides training in the area of osteopathic medicine.

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Who uses NTC?

It's for you if want to complete a qualification with a solid, respected institution which is recognised for excellence in the various relevant industries.
NTC is Ireland’s longest established training provider in the health fitness and bodywork therapy industry with a reputation for excellence in training and education. By providing educational programmes for over 30 years NTC is an accepted authority in Ireland and we work with world authorities to bring the very latest educational experiences to our students.

At NTC we are student focused and that means our teaching methods, policies and procedures are designed to ensure you have a great educational experience with us. Using the latest and most up to date proven methods of tutor-student, student-student interaction you gain knowledge and skills in a way that is non-stressful and completely enjoyable.

All NTC tutors have completed extensive educator training not only in their particular area of speciality but also in teacher training ensuring they are equipped and competent to teach a group of mixed ability learners from various backgrounds. We know that people learn in different ways and it is important to us that our team of educators understand the various types of learners and how best to facilitate their learning and participation to ensure their experience with NTC is an enjoyable and fulfilled one.

NTC is a purpose built educational facility comprising modern, bright lecture rooms with audiovisual and multi media equipment, a fully equipped resistance training gymnasium, group fitness studio, library, fully staffed office of administration and changing rooms. Students are welcome to come and use the NTC for their own study and practice purposes (specific to their course) outside of their class times at no additional cost.

Who are NTC?

NTC is made up of a highly skilled team of experts in order to deliver and adminsiter superior courses with high industry demand.
NTC's founders and directors
John Sharkey (founding Director) 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. 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.
Fidelma Conlon (Director) has over 25 years experience within the health fitness industry and has completed a number of professional qualifications over the years and holds a MSc in Exercise & Nutrition Science from the University of Liverpool. Both Fidelma and John were instrumental in developing and writing the european standards for fitness and personal training qualification with the European Health Fitness Association (now Europe Active) over a number of years which led to the agreed minimum EQF standards that exist within the health fitness industry.

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