Pilates is a mind-body method of exercise using a floor mat and a variety of equipment to improve ones strength, flexibility, agility and performance. Pilates increases core strength and teaches body awareness, good posture and efficient movement patterns.
The Specialized Pilates Instructor Certificate prepares students to teach at a health club, fitness center, privately owned studio, or as an independent contractor. The program includes instruction in the technique, pedagogy, history and theory behind Pilates.
Students procure personal sessions, observation hours, and student teaching hours in each of the program’s core courses. In addition, students choose 2-3 additional elective courses to create an individualized program that suits their career goals.
- 18-22 semester units
- Balanced Body Lab Hours: 25 Mat personal sessions and 45 student teaching hours or
20 Mat personal sessions, 15 observation hours, and 35 student teaching hours.
- A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the certificate.
|KINE 125||Pilates Mat Instructor Training||3.0 units|
|KINE 126||Pilates Reformer Instructor Training||3.0 units|
|KINE 127||Pilates Apparatus Instructor Training||3.0 units|
|FITN 335.1||Pilates I||1.0 unit|
|FITN 335.2||Pilates II||1.0 unit|
|FITN 335.3||Pilates III||1.0 unit|
|FITN 335.4||Pilates IV||1.0 unit|
Select one of the following courses:
|BIOL 130||Human Biology||3.0 units|
|BIOL 250||Human Anatomy (or equivalent)||4.0 units|
|KINE 300||Anatomy in Motion||3.0 units|
Elective Courses (5-8 units):