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Comprehensive Pilates Instructor, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_CPIL

Control Number: 33763

Financial Aid Eligible

The  Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Certificate of Achievement prepares students to teach in a privately owned dance, fitness or Pilates studio, physical therapy clinic, recreational facility, or health club. Courses taught by Pilates certified specialists cover the theory and technique surrounding various Pilates apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Tower, Wunda or combination chair).  Students will learn methods to determine appropriate conditioning programs for people of all ages and physical conditions. To prepare students for employment, instruction uses both classroom work, with a variety of instructional methods (lecture, lab/demonstration, independent and group projects), and supervised off-site internship experiences.

Program Outcomes

  1. Successfully teach a Pilates Mat and apparatus class (utilizing Reformer, Cadillac, Tower, Wunda or Combination chair). 
  2. Communicate effectively through clear demonstration and verbal cueing using appropriate terminology and safety measures.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Recommended Prior to Internship 2 - Current First Aid/CPR Certification

Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
DANC A108Pilates Mat Work1
DANC A119Kinesiology For Dance3
DANC A151Pilates as a Profession1
Pilates Methodology (1.5 units from each class)3
Pilates Methodology 1 (Must take 1.5 units)
Pilates Methodology 2 (Must take 1.5 units)
DANC A152Pilates Apparatus 12
DANC A153Pilates Apparatus 22
DANC A215Pilates Internship I1
DANC A217Pilates Internship 21
Restricted Electives - Select two units of the following:2
Strength and Stretch
Conditioning for Dance
Yoga For Dancers
Yoga for Dancers 2
Movement for Longevity
Total Units16

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
DANC A108 Pilates Mat Work 1
DANC A119 Kinesiology For Dance 3
DANC A129 Pilates Methodology 1 (Must take 1.5 units) 1-2
DANC A152 Pilates Apparatus 1 2
DANC A215 Pilates Internship I 1
Semester 2
DANC A151 Pilates as a Profession 1
DANC A153 Pilates Apparatus 2 2
DANC A217 Pilates Internship 2 1
DANC A229 Pilates Methodology 2 (Must take 1.5 units) 1-2
 Total Units15-17