Students enrolled within a degree program may elect to take the Minor in Pilates which is separate from the Minor in Dance. The minor incorporates a professional internship with opportunities of employment in the global Pilates field as trainers, teachers, rehabilitation therapists, and practitioners. The minor requires more courses than the certificate in order to incorporate a more complete approach to tactile cueing. Students can take either DAN 108 - Pilates I for 1 credit or PEX 161 - Pilates I for 1 credit under Physical Education. Both DAN 108 and PEX 161 are taught by the same instructors.


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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Apply professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global Pilates field as trainers, teachers, rehabilitation therapists, and practitioners.
  2. Summarize the medical language used in the clinical settings of Pilates.
  3. Recognize basic movement asymmetries.
  4. Demonstrate beginning, intermediate, and advanced Pilates movements.
  5. Apply knowledge of anatomy as related to injury and movement.
  6. Create responsive balance programs for clients accommodating basic injury protocol using therapeutic Pilates-based movement.
  7. Use a foundation of technical, professional, creative, and physical skills to establish their own studio.


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