Pilates & Corrective Exercise Specialist

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Pilates & Corrective Exercise Specialist

Who is the accrediting body?


All NCEF courses and modules are accredited by the University of Limerick (UL).

  • University of Limerick Accredited
  • 30 ECTS Credits which can be used towards the Higher Certificate or Diploma or BSc in Exercise and Health Fitness or towards other University qualifications across Europe
  • Successful students will receive an NCEF Certificate of Completion
  • The NCEF is audited and aligned to the European Sectoral Industry Standard Exercise for Health Specialist (SQF Level 5)




What does the course cover?


The Pilates & Corrective Exercise course will cover all aspects of teaching a Pilates class, including class/programme planning, personal technique and group instructional skills, advanced Pilates programming, advanced posture assessment, corrective exercises and techniques and the use of Pilates with various special populations. 1. Introduction to Pilates & Corrective Exercise

  • History and benefit of Pilates
  • Roles and functions of the Pilates & Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Placement of Pilates in Exercise & Health Fitness
2. Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Muscle groups affecting posture
  • Core and pelvic floor muscles in Pilates
3. Methodology & Application
  • Health and lifestyle screening
  • Posture and functional movement analysis
4. Program Development
  • Principles of core stability, breathing and alignment
  • Personal technique
  • Advanced instructional skills
  • Class planning and programme design
  • Work experience and final summative assessments
Sessions with Master Trainers are also scheduled into the Pilates & Corrective Exercise timetable throughout the semester. Click here for full content.




How much does it cost?


The Pilates & Corrective Exercise module only fees are €1,495. Option 1: Total Fee €1,495 Full payment of €1,495 which includes a non-refundable deposit of €595, is payable on acceptance of your place on the course. Option 2: (2 Payments) Total fees €1,495 Non-refundable deposit of €595 due on acceptance of your place on the course. The balance of fees, €900, is due 3 weeks prior to course commencement. If you are completing this module as part of an overall programme e.g. Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness, the cost of this module is included in the full HCEHF Year 2 programme fees.




What am I qualified to do?


The Pilates & Corrective Exercise specialist module is for qualified Fitness Instructors who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills to work as a Pilates & Corrective Exercise Specialist. You will be qualified to teach Pilates classes within a gym/leisure facility or teach freelance in local community centres, sports halls, studios etc. Pilates Specialists often work one to one with clients or small groups to identify posture conditions and/or rehabilitate injuries through Pilates. Pilates Specialists have extensive anatomical and physiological knowledge and programming skills.




Entry Requirements


Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (CEHF) Graduates and Current Recertified NCEF Level 1 Graduates:

  • Copy of your CEHF certificate or NCEF/PEAI Level 1 certificate
  • PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) is a prerequisite for the Pilates & Corrective Exercise specialist module & an industry requirement. All candidates must provide a current FAR certificate on application.
Expired NCEF/PEAI Level 1 holders (1987-2006) or those with equivalent health/fitness/exercise qualifications from other institutions or bodies: Please apply through the NCEF/UL Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) formerly Occupational First Aid (OFA) is a prerequisite for the Pilates & Corrective Exercise Specialist module and an industry requirement.




Apply Now!


Applications for the 2020/21 academic year are now open! Click here




When and where can I do this course?


The Pilates & Corrective Exercise specialist module is available as follows:- University of Limerick Spring 2021 - Commencing January 2021. Contact days will be scheduled weekdays, Monday to Friday. Application Closing Date: Monday 5th January 2021