Pilates Professional Teacher Training: Mat and Reformer

Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Division
Certificate E0315

The Pilates Professional Teacher Training Certificate prepares students for careers as Pilate instructors/trainers in professional Pilates studios, dance studios, corporate fitness facilities, wellness centers, public/private health clubs and private training in a home studio. The certificate curriculum meets the standards of the Pilates Method Alliance and includes lecture, self-study, and teaching hours. Phase I covers Pilates theory and the Mat and Reformer repertoire of exercises.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Develop a portfolio of lesson plans, a teaching resume and a personal Pilates brand.
  • Teach, with attention to alignment, Pilates exercises while incorporating the Pilates concepts and principles.
  • Develop a logue of the Pilates mat and Reformer exercises that includes muscular analysis, objectives, cueing and modifications (approximately 150 exercises).

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

DN-T 27Theory and Principles of Pilates 3
DN-T 28Functional Anatomy for Pilates 2
DN-T 29Teaching Pilates Mat Repertoire 1.5
DN-T 30Teaching Pilates Reformer Repertoire 1.5
DN-T 31Pilates Teaching-Mat and Reformer 3
KIN 24Applied Kinesiology 2
DNCE 39AAlignment and Correctives I 0.5
DNCE 41Pilates I 1
Choose two courses. Must take 1 unit from each course selected2
Conditioning Through Dance
Pilates II
Pilates III
Total Units16.5
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