Physical requirements

The course involves a fair bit of working out. Being unfit is certainly no barrier; indeed the course will increase your fitness. You’ll need to be able to:

– Participate in resistance training (Of course we can modify things to suit your capacities and condition)

– Participate in Pilates sessions

– Sit for prolonged periods (We do encourage you to lie, pace, stretch or self-massage during class if you like to).

What if I have an injury or medical condition?

Generally you’ll be fine to complete the course if you’re injured, pregnant or have a medical condition, as we can modify the workouts to suit your condition. However if your injury is serious enough to prevent you from working out at all, this may be a problem. Please discuss your situation with our support team before you enrol. Email info@breathe.edu.au.

Attendance requirements

80% attendance is required for successful completion of your course as most of the sessions include practical content and assessments. If you know in advance that you can’t attend all course dates you should choose a different course intake group where you can attend all the dates.

Self-study requirements

In addition to the face-to-face lessons, each week throughout the course you’ll be doing a significant amount of self-study via our eLearning system.

Self-study includes watching videos, answering quizzes and undertaking written submissions such as client programs, referral letters and session notes.

You should budget 3-5 hours for self-study each week throughout the course. Additionally you’ll need to dedicate some time each week to personal Pilates practice, and practice teaching, as well as your student placement. This will total roughly an extra 2-5 hours per week.

Technological requirements

Online learning forms a major part of this course, and you’ll be interacting with our eLearning system daily. You’ll be watching instructional videos, writing client programs, completing quizzes and submitting assignments online. In order to succeed you’ll need:

– Access to a computer (Desktop or laptop, Mac or PC)

– Internet connection sufficient for streaming HD videos

– Microsoft Word and Excel

– Your own email address (i.e. one to which you have uninterrupted access)

– Access to a scanner for uploading documents to eLearning

– Access to a printer

Literacy and numeracy requirements

The course involves written assessments as well as calculations of various ratios and percentages. In order to survive and thrive through the course, you’ll need the following as a minimum:

– Written English skills sufficient to be able to write professional communications (for example you’ll learn how to write referral letters to allied health professionals)

– Language reasoning skills to choose effective search terms when conducting online searches for academic papers.

– The ability to learn the correct spelling and use of various bits of anatomical and medical terminology, (for example anterior means forwards).

– Basic mathematical ability to use a calculator to work out percentages and ratios (although we’ll show you how to do this during the course).

 

Self-Mastery requirements

Certificate IV

– Observation (40 hours)

– Can be done at home (e.g. Pilates Anytime), or at a studio, or a combination

– Practice teaching (40 hours)

– Can be done at home (e.g. with friends/family), or at a studio, or with classmates, or a combination

– Personal Pilates practice (40 hours)

– Can be done at home (e.g. with videos), or at a studio, or with classmates, or a combination.

– Must include both Matwork and Reformer


Diploma

– Observation (50 hours)

– Can be done at home (e.g. Pilates Anytime), or at a studio, or a combination

– Must include sessions with Cadillac, Chair, Reformer and Barrels

– Practice teaching (100 hours)

– Can be done at home (e.g. with friends/family), or at a studio, or with classmates, or a combination

– Personal Pilates practice (100 hours)

– Can be done at home (e.g. with videos), or at a studio, or with classmates, or a combination.