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Pilates Mat Instructor: Academic-Year Courses

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Academic-Year Courses (Fall only)
About the Instructors


Two-Part In-Class Exam
Each course ends with a two-part exam: the practicum/oral exam (approx. 30 minutes) and the written exam (approx. 60 minutes).

Costs
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. Exam retakes, when applicable, require an additional $150 fee and registration for HPE 9105/Pilates Mat Exam Retake.


FALL 2014 Certificate Courses

Early Registration Discount
The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by August 22.

Pilates Mat I (Beginner)
Explore the life of Joseph H. Pilates and how he evolved the art and science of Contrology (the Pilates Method of body conditioning). Learn the six major principles of Pilates and the importance of the “powerhouse” and “core stabilization.” Master the beginner Pilates mat exercises and learn to instruct clients with clear and detailed step-by-step directions. Integrate these Pilates exercises into your daily body-conditioning routine. Bring workout clothes, mat, and weights.
Required texts: Return to Life Through Contrology by Joseph H. Pilates and The Pilates Body by Brooke Siler.
PMC1000 / noncredit / $320
Discount: $295 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Simona Cipriani
Thurs., 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 & 18
& Sat., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 (3 sessions)
Physical Education Bldg., Pilates Mat Room

Anatomy and Physiology for Pilates
Learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the skeletal system by studying the bones and major joints of the body. Study postural concepts used to describe body position, such as anatomic position and static terminology (anterior, posterior, etc.) Learn movement terms (flexion, extension, etc.) and how the body moves in planes and around axes. Understand basic skeletal anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology so that you can begin to critically understand, discuss, and teach the strengthening and stretching exercises of the Pilates Method of body conditioning.
Required text: Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Functioning by Joseph E. Muscolino.
PMC1030 / noncredit / $360
Discount: $335 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Joseph Muscolino
Wed., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 10–Nov. 19 (6 sessions; omit Sept. 17 and 24, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and 12)
Room: TBA

Pilates Mat II (Intermediate)
Take your Pilates training to the next level! Beginning with a review of Pilates Mat I, learn the “five elements of the mind” and the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection. Study the importance of resistance work in the Pilates workout. Master the intermediate Pilates mat exercises and learn to instruct clients with clear and detailed step-by-step directions. Integrate these Pilates exercises into your daily body-conditioning routine. Bring workout clothes, mat, weights, and Thera-Band.
Prerequisite: PMC1000
PMC1010 / noncredit / $320
Discount: $295 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Simona Cipriani
Thurs., 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 & 30
& Sat., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Nov. 8 (3 sessions)
Physical Education Bldg., Pilates Mat Room

Pilates Mat III (Advanced)
Take your Pilates training to the highest level! Beginning with a review of Pilates Mat I and II, learn to use small equipment like the Magic Circle, pole, and Thera-Band to facilitate the progression of the client’s workout. Incorporate hands-on skill, imagery, rhythm, and dynamic motion in the exercises to help the learning process of the client. Master the advanced Pilates mat exercises and learn to instruct clients with clear and detailed step-by-step directions. Integrate these Pilates exercises into your daily body-conditioning routine. Bring workout clothes, mat, weights, and Thera-Band.
Prerequisite: PMC1010
PMC1020 / noncredit / $320
Discount: $295 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Simona Cipriani
Thurs., 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Nov. 13 & 20
& Sat., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 (3 sessions)
Physical Education Bldg., Pilates Mat Room

Pilates Mat Certification Workshop
Review the basic anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology of the neck, upper back, and shoulder girdle, and discuss the mechanics of muscle and postural imbalance. Examine herniated discs and degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis). Learn to assess clients for each condition through lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises, and train to choose and apply the appropriate Pilates mat exercises.
PMC1050 / noncredit / $200
Discount: $175 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Simona Cipriani
Sat., 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dec. 13 (1 session)
Room: TBA

Pilates Mat Exam Retake
PMC1040 / noncredit / $150

Updated August 22, 2014

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