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Pilates Mat Instructor Certificate Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 9
Term Effective: Fall 2023


The Pilates Mat Instructor Certificate prepares students to instruct Pilates Mat exercises in group classes and one-on-one private or semi-private training sessions at health clubs, fitness and wellness centers, community centers, corporate settings, or private studios. The program includes instruction in the principles, techniques, teaching skills, history, and movement theory behind Pilates training in addition to applied kinesiology and anatomy. Students are required to complete and document personal Pilates Mat sessions, observation hours, and student teaching hours.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Identify and explain Pilates movement principles and applied kinesiology and anatomy fundamentals.
  2. Demonstrate safe and effective use, instruction, and programming for teaching Pilates Mat to diverse populations, age ranges, and ability levels.
  3. Utilize inclusive and effective communication and teaching skills through clear demonstration, appropriate verbal cueing, and proper use of Pilates terminology for a wide variety of participants.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Pilates Mat Instructor Certificate program are:

  • Complete 9 units from
    • Pilates Mat Instructor Requirements

Pilates Mat Instructor Requirements - complete 9.00 units
KINES 80Introduction to Applied Kinesiology and Anatomy3.00
KINES 90Pilates Teaching Methodology and Principles2.00
KINES 91Pilates Mat Instructor Training3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
KINES 50.3Pilates Mat Teaching Practicum1.00
WEOC 99IInternship Occupational Work Experience0.50-8.00

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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