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Pilates Instructor

Certificate of Achievement

The Pilates Instructor Certificate of Achievement requires the successful completion of course work, which includes 450 hours of hands on instruction. This career technical education program focuses on teaching the Pilates method of exercise. Students are presented the skills for training clients in a group setting or one-on-one. Students are introduced to the historical origins of Pilates, contemporary styles of Pilates, and Pilates for special populations. The comprehensive program includes instruction in the mat exercise series along with training on the reformer, cadillac, stability chair, and arc barrels. Additional topics include fitness assessment, postural analysis, exercise technique, program design, behavioral coaching, and client relations.

Program Requirements (12 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
KINS11.06Pilates Reformer and Mat Instructor Training3 units
KINS11.07Pilates Cadillac, Chair and Barrels Instructor Training2 units
KINS11.08Pilates Mat Workout1 unit
KINS11.09Intermediate Pilates Mat Workout1 unit
KINS11.10Advanced Pilates1 unit
KINS4.36Everyday Food and Fitness1 unit
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Anatomy for Physical Fitness
Structure and Function of the Human Body

3 units
3 units

Total Certificate Units: 12 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") or better for all required courses.

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

  • Work in the fitness industry as a Pilates instructor.
  • Instruct Pilates exercise routines on the mat, reformer, Cadillac, chair, and barrels.
  • Design and instruct a Pilates exercise routine for healthy, aging, and special populations.
Last Updated 7/19/23