So how do you get started as a Pilates practitioner?
What Pilates course should I choose?
Pilates courses vary, and what you choose depends on how you want to use your practice. If you simply want to gain a greater understanding of physiology and Pilates philosophies for your personal practice, then a short or introductory course may be enough.
But why stop there? If you’re craving a career change, why not embark on a certificate or diploma of Pilates – so you can work in an existing clinic or launch your own business?
Your Pilates practitioner training can take you there – and beyond. Because down the track, an accredited pilates course can articulate into sports coaching and exercise science or even rehabilitation, opening up even greater career opportunities for you.
And while you once had to attend classes to become a Pilates instructor, several training providers now offer online and distance education courses. So you can get trained up when and where it suits you.
When comparing pilates courses, weigh up the course pre-requisites since some will ask that you have prior training. Also check the course payment options, as some schools can offer VET FEE-HELP to help pay for part or all of your tuition via a government loan.
Also consider attending an open day, so you can meet your Pilates teachers and ask loads of questions about a career in the rewarding field.
Pilates courses – Do I need to choose an accredited course?
You can study with any school offering Pilates courses and training. But it’s important to do your homework, because only a few providers are recognised as Australian Government-accredited courses.
Why should you choose an accredited course? Because if you have any issues with your training, you can take it up with the Vocational Education and Training Accredited Board; and you can rest assured that your course and teachers meet stringent standards.
PilatesITC also offers pilates courses, such as:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction
- Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method
You should also check the membership requirements of the industry bodies. Then you’ll know if the course you choose will lead to industry accreditation – getting your Pilates career off on the right foot.
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