The Pilates certificate includes coursework in Pilates mat and equipment exercises, teaching methods, and functional anatomy. The certificate prepares students to teach Pilates in a studio setting, and also creates a practical foundation for those who wish to pursue graduate work in movement-based fields.
Students commonly pair the certificate with dance, nutrition, and/or kinesiology majors, although it is open to all interested students. The curriculum spans 2.5 years, including two summer courses. Upon completion, students are encouraged to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance certification exam to earn their credentials as nationally certified Pilates teachers.
Students should meet with the Pilates certificate advisor, Collette Stewart, to discuss their intention to pursue the certificate. Appointments may be arranged via email. Students must complete a Pilates certificate application to declare the certificate.
Certificate Course Requirements
The Pilates certificate requires a total of 20 credits. Collette Stewart is the advisor for the Pilates certificate, firstname.lastname@example.org; interested students should contact her for an advising appointment.
|DANCE 135||Pilates Mat I||1|
|DANCE 136||Pilates Equipment Lab I||1|
|DANCE 235||Pilates Mat II||1|
|DANCE 236||Pilates Equipment II||1|
|DANCE 237||Pilates Studio I||3|
|DANCE 330||Functional Anatomy for Movement Practices||1|
|DANCE 336||Pilates Equipment Lab III||2|
|DANCE 337||Pilates Studio II||3|
|DANCE 375||Pilates Teaching Methods||1|
|DANCE 376||Pilates Teaching I||3|
|DANCE 476||Pilates Teaching II||3|
Verification of Certificate Completion
Submit the certificate completion form during the semester that all certificate requirements will be completed. This form starts the administrative process that (1) verifies that the requirements have been completed and (2) posts this information on the student's transcript.
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