Pilates Professional Teacher Training: Mat and Reformer

Certificate E0315
The Pilates Professional Teacher Training Certificate prepares students for careers as Pilates 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 meets the industry standards for a Pilates Teacher Training technique course in Mat and Reformer, and includes lecture, self-study, and teaching hours. The program includes Pilates theory, anatomy, the Mat and Reformer repertoire of exercises and after completing the certificate, students will be qualified to teach all levels of the Pilates exercises in Mat and Reformer, including special populations and remedial programs.   

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

Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Website 

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.
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