Comprehensive Graduate Training Program
Movement Science Made Simple is a comprehensive graduate training program for Pilates instructors. Students may take one or a few of the courses, or they may take them all as part of our Advanced Pilates Certificate Program. The courses may be taken in any order, with the exception of Advanced Spine, which has prerequisites.
Our programming is appropriate for Pilates instructors of any background who want to build sustainable careers through honing their knowledge and skills. Our goal is to promote Pilates that is consistent with modern exercise and rehabilitation principles, and to train instructors that are confident working with any client that comes through their door.
The Certificate Program consists of 7 weekend courses, 2 short online courses, and 16 hours of one-on-one mentoring. To receive the certificate, students must pass two exams, one written and one practical.
The full curriculum is as follows:
Weekend courses (12 contact hours)
- Look, Listen, Push, Pull
Training Freedom and Support in the Head, Neck, and Shoulders
- Separate But Connected
Training Selective Control of the Hips, Pelvis, and Low Back
- Your Song Is Your Strength
The Breathing Mechanism and Core Control
- Stand And Deliver
Understanding the Lower Extremity Kinetic Chain
- The Brain In Pain
Movement Coaching and Modern Neuroscience
Unnamed Upper Extremity Course (Coming in 2020)
Advanced Spine Course (Coming in 2020)
Online Courses (4 contact hours):
Research and Clinical Reasoning (Coming in 2019)
Muscle physiology and exercise physiology (Coming in 2020)