2016 XPE CORE Sports Bodywork Certification and Clinical Mentorship

Get Involved and See What We Have to Offer

Watch Tony Villani train top NFL players in the XPE training facility

The Mentorship Program

Tony Villani, MS, founder of XPE Sports, and George Kousaleos, LMT, founder of CORE Institute, have joined forces to create an elite advanced training program in sports & performance bodywork. Beginning in January 2016, the first of ten week-long certification and clinical mentorship programs for advanced certification training in CORE Sports & Performance Bodywork, will take place at XPE Sports in Boca Raton, FL.

The clinical focus of this unique educational program will be on providing manual therapy services for the football athletes in residence for the 2016 XPE NFL Combine Prep. This advanced training program will lead to the development of a national team that will work nationwide with professional, Olympic, and elite collegiate athletes.

Approximately 40-50 CEU's will be offered to massage therapists. The CORE Institute is an approved provider of NCBTMB and Florida Board of Massage accredited CEU. We are currently seeking approval of CEU's for Athletic Trainers. All manual therapists (physical therapists, chiros, etc.) are welcome to submit an application but we are unable to offer CEU's at this time.

Each week in July, ten massage therapists, athletic trainers, and other healthcare practitioners will spend each morning studying myofascial therapy protocols and structural integration strategies developed over the past three decades by George Kousaleos. Each team of therapists will then provide daily clinical sessions for the elite collegiate football players who are participating in intensive speed, power, and skill training for the NFL Combine with Tony Villani and his staff of sports performance and sports medicine professionals.

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Check Out Some of Our Clients

Travis Benjamin
NFL Scouting Combine

Corey Liuget NFL Draft
1st Round

Vic Beasley
NFL Scouting Combine

Eric Berry NFL Draft
1st Round

Now accepting July applications! Apply before May 20th and save $100!


Here's What You Get...

  • Pricing

    Before May 20th: $1850
    May 20th & later: $1950

  • Lodging

    Lodging will be available as an extra charge. Information will be given once applications have been submitted.

  • Meal Plan

    Breakfast is included in tuition and a lunch option is available for $50 for the week.

Ready to Apply?

Download and complete the application. Please submit your application with a non-refundable application fee of $75, in the form of check or money order made out to CORE Institute. Mail to CORE Institute, 507 South Ride, Tallahassee, FL 32303.

  • 2016 Bodyworker Mentorship Application
    2016 Bodyworker Mentorship Application

    Download your application here and mail it back to us at the address listed on the application with a $75 application fee addressed to "CORE Institute."

Meet the Mentors

Tony Villani

Tony Villani has earned the reputation as a leader in the field of athletic performance and is considered the “speed guru” for hundreds of NFL athletes who return for off-season training at XPE Sports. Tony’s work has been featured on ESPN, CBS Sports and the NFL Network. His ability to increase speed, power, and athleticism is unrivaled in professional sports, as many of his 25 First Round Draft Picks were initially slotted to be picked in the 2nd – 4th rounds. Through XPE Sports training, many NFL athletes maintain high performance levels throughout the season, while sustaining lower injury rates than other NFL players.

George Kousaleos

George Kousaleos has been at the forefront of developing national and international Olympic sports massage therapists (General Manager of the 1996 British Olympic Preparation Camps Sports Massage Team, and Co-Director of the 2004 Athens Health Services International Sports Massage Team) and directs the elite CORE Sports Bodywork team that has provided the athletes of the Florida State University Football Team with structural and myofascial bodywork sessions since 2011. FSU Football has experienced a dramatic drop in soft-tissue injury rates during the past four seasons. Since 1990 the CORE Institute has trained thousands of both entry-level and advanced massage therapists in Myofascial Therapy, Sports & Performance Bodywork Therapy and CORE Structural Integration.

Kevin Christie

Dr. Kevin Christie, owner of Health-Fit Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, is a leading Chiropractic Physician and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He is the Clinical Director of XPE NFL Combine Prep, and will lead discussions on sports injuries, integrative treatment modalities, and the coordination of sports medicine team personnel. Dr. Christie is certified in A.R.T., A.R.T. Biomechanics, the Graston Technique, and Kinesiotaping. He specializes in gait analysis and has worked with hundreds of NFL, MLB and NHL athletes during their off-season training. In 2009 he was appointed to the Florida Board of Athletic Trainers as the Chiropractic advisor.

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George Kousaleos: geocore27@gmail.com

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