The BTS Pilates Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive teacher training and certification program lead by qualified instructors including Master Teachers from Ohio and Out of State in addition to BTS staff. Participants learn the exercises and techniques designed by Joseph H. Pilates, as well as the proper ways to execute and teach the exercises correctly and safely.
The program curriculum includes training in the principles of human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and body mechanics as they apply to Pilates exercise. Trainees will learn to safely adapt Pilates exercises to the needs of individual clients while maintaining the integrity of the system. BTS-Certified Pilates instructors offer clients proper and safe instruction in Pilates exercises.
All requirements must be met before students are considered for certification and undergo examinations.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE ARTS (SPA) CERTIFICATION
(Formerly Dance, Movement, and Sports Medicine Internship Program)
SPA Internship Program is offered for junior high and high school students considering a career in sports medicine, athletic training, occupational therapy, dance, and physical therapy. It is program for current dancers, athletes, physical therapists, sports medicine specialists, athletic trainers, or those with a background or interest in movement training methods is also available.
The course is offered over a series of scheduled weekends, and participants may choose three weekends during which to complete the program. Topics will vary per weekend and may include lectures, demonstrations, and practical training in the following areas:
- The science of movement and exercise
- Efficient use of the bodyInjury prevention
- Injury rehab-and optimal treatment for recovery
- Practical clinic observation and evaluation
- Increased sports performance
- Role of breath in movement
- Proper diet and nutrition (understanding carbs, protein, sugars, fats)