Pilates Professional Teacher Training Certificate:Cadillac, Chair, Auxiliary
The Pilates Professional TeacherTraining Certificate prepares students for careers as Pilatesinstructors/trainers in professional Pilates studios, dance studios, corporatefitness facilities, wellness centers, public/private health clubs and privatetraining in a home studio. The curriculum meets the industry standards for acomprehensive Pilates teacher training technique course. The program covers Pilates theory, anatomy,pedagogy, and the exercise repertoire for the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, WundaChair, Barrels, Ped-a-Pul and accessory equipment. The certificate includes lecture, self-study,and practice teaching hours and after completing the certificate, students willbe qualified to teach all levels of the Pilates exercise repertoire in Mat and apparatus, including special populations and remedial programs.
Enrollment Completer Projection is 20-28 students per cohort which occurs every three semesters. Enrollment data on the required certificate courses are the following:
The following Pilates courses have a maximum enrollment of 25students per class section due to equipment use: DNCE 39, DNCE 41, DNCE 42, and DNCE 43.
The following Pilates courses have a maximum enrollment of 20 students per class section due to equipment, training, and safety requirements: DN-T 27, DN-T 28,DN-T 29, DN-T 30, DN-T 31, DN-T 32,DN-T 33, and DN-T 34. These courses are taken in a required sequence for the certificate; therefore, the students move through the courses as a group.
|CB01:Course Department Number||CB02: Course Title||Year 1: 2015-2016 Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Total||Year 2: 2017-2018 Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Total|
|DN-T 27||Theory and Principles of Pilates||1||25||-||-|
|DN-T 28||Functional Anatomy for Pilates||1||22||-||24|
|DN-T 29||Teaching Pilates Mat Repertoire||1||26||-||-|
|DN-T 30||Teaching Pilates Reformer Repertoire||1||15||-||22|
|DN-T 32||Teaching Pilates Cadillac & Wunda Chair Repertoire||-||-||1||11|
|DN-T 33||Teaching Pilates Ped-a-Pul, Barrels & Auxiliary Equipment Repertoire||-||-||1||15|
|DN-T 34||Pilates Teaching-Cadillac, Wunda Chair & Auxiliary Equipment||-||1||13|
|DNCE 39||Pilates Fundamentals||4||44||4||60|
|DNCE 42||Pilates II||2||45||2||23|
|DNCE 43||Pilates III||2||8||2||10|
Pilates conditioning classes and certificates are a continuously expanding industry, currently showing significant growth in Southern California. The Dance Department has determined that the Pilates Certificates will fill a large void in the Pilates teaching community. Most educations in Pilates teacher training are offered privately and are cost prohibitive to the average community college student ($5,000-$10,000). These private programs are also often inaccessible to the full-time working professional. The cost and lack of accessibility are major stumbling blocks to those who wish to become Pilates instructors or to add Pilates education to their career choice. The Mt. San Antonio College Pilates Teacher Training Certificates will be financially accessible and offerings will accommodate the working professional while providing the necessary rigor. The demand for Pilates instructors in the fitness industry has grown and continues to grow,including industries such as physical therapy, sports medicine, and chiropractic venues. These movement and therapy areas have embraced the Pilates method because of its success in neuromuscular re-education. This has increased job opportunities for the trained Pilates instructor. Fitness clubs have developed, such as Club Pilates, offering day and night classes in both mat and equipment in a seven day a week schedule. This has increased opportunities for the certified Pilates instructor, enabling them to work at more than one club. In addition, existing fitness gyms are currently expanding their Pilates class offerings to include equipment group classes (in a separate, built-out Pilates room). For example, LA Fitness is doing so in five to ten Southern California locations with plans to further expand in the future.
The Pilates program goals and objectives fulfill the college’s mission statement and curriculum offerings, by providing “workforce training”, “mastery of skills” culminating in certificates, and “completion of career pathways”. In addition, the college’s mission of providing a “supportive teaching and learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals”, is realized through the Pilates certificates in that they area accessible to any student regardless of ability, background, experience, or physical restrictions.
The Dance Department currently offers two Pilates Certificates. They are both locally approved skills certificates under 18 units. The Pilates Professional Teacher Training: Mat and Reformer Certificate has been offered since 2010. We started offering the second certificate, Pilates Professional Teacher Training: Cadillac, Chair Auxiliary, in 2017.
The Pilates Certificate is classified as a Career Technical Education (CTE) area, and is focused on providing thorough, comprehensive teacher training that will lead to employment in the growing Pilates field. The Mat and Reformer Certificate is designed so that students can complete it in three semesters, which includes hours of practice teaching. The certificate that focuses on the additional equipment is only two semesters if the first certificate has been completed. Both certificates can be completed in five semesters. Many of the students that have completed the first certificate in Mat and Reformer, are hired to start teaching while they are continuing into the second certificate focusing on the rest of the equipment repertoire.
The Mt. San Antonio College Pilates training facility is designed as a two room layout (mat studio and equipment studio), each room being 945 square feet. The mat studio is designed for group mat classes, use of props, portable equipment, and wall tower equipment. The equipment studio houses 6 Reformers, 6 Reformer Jump Boards, 6 Reformer boxes, 6 Wunda Chairs, 1 Arm Chair, a Tower, Cadillac, Ped-a-Pul, High Barrel, Arc Barrel, and 6 Step Barrels. Additional equipment and props include: 28 Pilates resistance rings (Magic Circle), 28 Foam Rollers,30 mats, 30 small balls, a full size teaching skeleton, 30 Thera-bands, and miscellaneous small props. Therefore, substantial costs for the Pilates programs have already been provided by the college.
The certificate is less than 18 units due to the specific skills necessary for the Pilates industry standards. The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), a professional association and a certifying agency, has established the standards of training on Mat and all apparatus minimally to include: Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, and Magic Circle. The Mt. San Antonio College certificates include anatomy, theory, and practice teaching, also required by industry standards. Students are able to be hired to teach group classes in Mat and Reformer without having had the additional equipment training, but the Pilates industry strongly recommends comprehensive training on all apparatus. The Mt. San Antonio College Pilates Certificate in Cadillac, Chair, and Auxiliary equipment provides that comprehensive training. However, many of our students are hired immediately after finishing the Mat and Reformer Certificate and can be working while finishing with the second certificate.
Pilates Program Goals:
The Pilates Professional Teacher Training Certificate: Cadillac, Chair, Auxiliary, provides a pathway for students who wish to teach Pilates in a variety of settings, including any or all of the following: Pilates studio trainer, dance studios, physical fitness training facility, physical therapy facility and movement rehab or therapy. The certificate curriculum meets the standards of the Pilates industry in accordance with criteria outlined by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), a professional association and certifying agency. The Pilates program provides students with a solid, well-rounded technical and creative understanding of Pilates, and the certificate will enable students to gain the education necessary to safely and knowledgeably teach Pilates. The program covers Pilates theory, anatomy, pedagogy, and exercise repertoire for the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Auxiliary equipment (Barrels, Ped-a-Pull, Magic Circle, Tower, Arm Chair, and props). The certificate includes lecture, observation, self-integration, and practice teaching hours. After completing the certificate, students will be qualified to teach all levels of the Pilates exercise repertoire in the above listed equipment, including special populations and remedial programs. Once established, this program of Pilates teacher training will be one of only a few in the southern California College systems.
The Pilates Professional Teacher Training: Cadillac, Chair, Auxiliary Certificate provides 16.5 units of rigorous, competitive education, providing hard-working students with the following necessary competencies:
Theory, history, and principles of Pilates.
Effective communications ( oral cueing, imagery cueing, physical demonstration, and tactile cueing)
Problem solving and organization (creating lesson plans for individuals and groups while dealing with restrictions, skill levels, and special populations; creating a catalog of organized exercises according to intent)
Anatomy as applied to Pilates ( scientifically analyzing the Pilates repertoire of exercises on Mat and equipment, and how to incorporate that knowledge into teaching)
Alignment education (assessing proper body alignment with an understanding of posture misalignments and how to correct them using neuro-muscular re-education through the Pilates system of exercises.)
Comprehensive training in the Pilates repertoire of exercises in mat-work, and all Pilates apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Arm Chair, arc barrel, step barrel, Ladder Barrel, Ped-a-Pul, Wall Tower, and Pilates props/small equipment.)
Upon completion of the Pilates Professional Teacher Training: Cadillac, Chair, Auxiliary Certificate, students will be prepared for the following careers:
Pilates instructor working in a Pilates studio.
Pilates instructor in a personal home business.
Pilates instructor in a corporate fitness center, wellness center, or sports medicine center.
Pilates instructor in a physical therapy or chiropractic facility.
Pilates instructor in a dance or yoga studio.
Pilates Professional Teacher Training Certificate: Cadillac, Chair, Auxiliary
The Pilates Professional Teacher Training Certificate prepares students for careers as Pilates instructors/trainers in professional Pilates studios, dance studios, corporate fitness facilities, wellness centers, public/private health clubs and private training in a home studio. The curriculum meets the industry standards for a comprehensive Pilates teacher training technique course. The program covers Pilates theory, anatomy, pedagogy, and the exercise repertoire for the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrels, Ped-a-Pul and accessory equipment. The certificate includes lecture, self-study, and practice teaching hours and after completing the certificate, students will be qualified to teach all levels of the Pilates exercise repertoire in Mat and apparatus, including special populations and remedial programs.
(Y1 or S1)
|DN-T 27||Theory and Principles of Pilates||3||Y1|
|DN-T 28||Functional Anatomy for Pilates||2||Y1|
|DN-T 29||Teaching Pilates Mat Repertoire||1.5||Y1|
|DN-T 30||Teaching Pilates Reformer Repertoire||1.5||Y1|
|DN-T 32||Teaching Pilates Cadillac & Wunda Chair Repertoire||1.5||Y2|
*DN-T 33, Teaching Pilates Ped-a-Pul, Barrels & Auxiliary Equipment Repertoire, 1.5 units, Y2
*DN-T 34, Pilates Teaching-Cadillac, Wunda Chair & Auxiliary, 3 units, Y2
*DNCE 39, Pilates Fundamentals, 0.5 units, Y1
ELECTIVES: 2 units required from the following
*DNCE 41, Pilates I, 1 unit, Y1
*DNCE 42, Pilates II, 1 unit, Y2
*DNCE 43, Pilates III, 1 unit, Y2