Pilates Professional Teacher Training: Mat and Reformer (Certificate N0667)

Kinesiology Division 

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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
DN-T 27Theory and Principles of Pilates3
DN-T 28Functional Anatomy for Pilates2
DN-T 29Teaching Pilates Mat Repertoire1.5
DN-T 30Teaching Pilates Reformer Repertoire1.5
DN-T 31Pilates Teaching-Mat and Reformer3
DNCE 39Pilates Fundamentals0.5-1
DNCE 41Pilates I1
KIN 24Applied Kinesiology2
Choose two courses. Must take 1 unit from each course selected2
Conditioning Through Dance
Pilates II
Pilates III
Total Units16.5-17

Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Website 

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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 log 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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