February 1, 2018 - 1:00 pm
May 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
AddressThe Pilates Clinic, 2nd Floor, 7 Elm Grove, SW19 4HE View map
More than simply a program of study, the BASI CTTC is an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates, with graduates qualified to teach all levels of student on the full complement of equipment including Mat work.
“Great to see how Pilates and physio are so interlinked! Very interesting, interactive and extremely exciting, although, of course, also challenging at times! I had a great workout” – University Physio student
“It is challenging but I am determined to practice till I have mastered it!”
Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to:
- Work according to the principles of Pilates and introduce them to clients and students
- Assess posture and posture types, as well as detect postural deviations
- Solve problems and provide effective exercise solutions for many physical conditions
- Compile comprehensive and safe Pilates programs, tailored to individual needs
- Direct a studio according to the highest professional standards
- Use the BASI® Block System to successfully administer individual and group sessions
- Analyze and understand the Pilates exercises, based on anatomical and biomechanical principles
- Demonstrate at a high level the vast repertoire of classic Pilates exercises, as well as a wide range of original BASI exercises
- Use the full line of Pilates apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrels & Auxiliary Equipment) including the Mat Work
- Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual
The course structure is modular. A student can make up or repeat any of the 12 modules (6-7 hours each) at any BASI Pilates host location around the world. Each module consist of practical and theoretical components.
Module 1, The Fundamentals
The principles, the pelvis, breathing, exercise description, historical overview, safety. Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.
Module 2, Anatomy Part 1
Anatomy overview & terminology, joints, centre of gravity, cueing & imagery. Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.
Module 3, Anatomy Part 2
Anatomical movement analysis, muscles, aerobic & anaerobic exercise; the BASI Block system. Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.
Module 4, Posture Assessment
Principles of alignment, posture and posture assessment; types of faulty postures. Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.
Module 5, Core Strength – Back & Abdominals
Effective exercise, contraindications for the spine, guidelines for successful teaching, being a teacher. Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.
Module 6, Exercise Adaptation
Exercise adaptation, exercise progression, modifications to exercise, using small equipment, constructing a complete and comprehensive program. Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.
Module 7, Muscle Balance and Imbalance
The meaning of balance, imbalances in strength and flexibility as a cause of injury, functional versus isolation exercises, muscle testing and function. Apparatus repertoire covered.
Module 8, The Lower Limbs
The hip joint and the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex are the significant concepts covered. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
Module 9,The Shoulder
Significant concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct mechanics are presented. Discussion includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing their boundaries and limitations. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introductions of the Ladder and Step Barrels. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
Module 10, Program design principles
Significant concepts covered are the principles of training such as overload, specificity, and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Discussion includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
Module 11, Specific population Part 1
Significant concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at more closely. Discussion includes teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced level work on both Ladder and Step Barrels. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
Module 12, Specific populations Part 2
Final Examinations. Significant concepts covered are populations with restrictions with an in-depth look at pregnancy. Topics discussed include teaching men and women, different body types, and different objectives and approaches. There is a general overview of repertoire.
Students are required to do 100 hours of observation, 200 hours of practice teaching and 200 hours of personal practice. There are exams during and at the end of the course, both practical and written. There is a research paper to complete as well as a teaching evaluation to do in order to complete the final stages of the course.
|The cost of the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course is: £3400. If you would like to pay for this in installments, the total is £3500 and the breakdown is as follows: (exams are not included in this fee, they are charged at the time of examination)|
|£330 non refundable deposit|
|£1350 1st Installment due 3 weeks before module 1 commences|
|£910 2nd Installment due 3 weeks before module 5 commences|
|£910 3rd Installmetn due 3 weeks before module 9 commences|
Comprehensive course testing and Exam Outline
At Module 4
Written Quiz (30 minutes) on all practical and theory work from Module 1 – 3.
At Module 7
Written Midterm paper (1hr,30 minutes) on all practical and theory work from Module 1 – 6.
A practical exam where you are asked to demonstrate 4 exercises randomly selected on the day.
At Module 12
Final Written paper
- Demonstrate 4 exercises
- Teach a half hour class
- 2 Hour written exam (done as above in module 12)
- A summary of hours done to date
Your host will be able to give you more details about your exam venue and date options.