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Pilates Instructor

The Pilates Instructor Certificate of Achievement prepares the student to teach in a privately owned dance, fitness or Pilates studio, recreational facility, or health club. The student takes theory and technique courses on Pilates apparatus taught by Pilates certified specialists and learns methods to determine appropriate conditioning programs for people of all ages and physical conditions.
To prepare the student for employment, instruction uses both classroom work with a variety of instructional methods (lecture, lab/demonstration, independent and group projects), and internship experiences in dance and fitness facilities.


Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this certificate the student will be able to:

  1. Successfully teach a Pilates mat and apparatus class.
  2. Communicate effectively through clear demonstration and verbal cueing using appropriate terminology and safety measures.

Checklist of Required Courses (2021-2022)


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Pilates Instructor COA - Required Courses


Recommended Prior to Internship 2 - Current First Aid/CPR Certification


Core Courses

  • Pilates Mat Work
  • Kinesiology for Dance (Fall only)
  • Pilates Methodology (Fall only)
  • Pilates as a Profession (Spring only)
  • Pilates Apparatus & Mat Work, Level 1
  • Pilates Apparatus & Mat Work, Level 2
  • Pilates 3-4 (Spring only)
  • Pilates Internship I
  • Pilates Internship II

Select three units of the following

  • Strength and Stretch (Fall)
  • Conditioning for Dance (Spring)
  • Yoga for Dancers
  • Ballet Floor Barre and Correctives
  • Movement for Longevity (Spring)
  • Gyrokinesis (Fall)
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