The APPI Pilates Instructor Certification - 100% Online is our comprehensive pre-recorded course designed to ensure you have the guidance you need to become an outstanding, world-class Pilates instructor, all from the comfort of home!
Our expert educators take you through an interactive and highly practical course that covers anatomy, matwork and reformer content that you can complete around your other commitments at a time and pace that suits you.
This self-paced online course will equip you with the skills and confidence to teach matwork and reformer Pilates in both a 1:1 setting and group classes.
Your course fees include:
Unite Health and APPI
Unite Health is the exclusive provider of APPI Pilates instructor training in Australia and New Zealand. APPI stands for The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, and we have been educating people since 2000.
Our growing community consists of over 50,000 APPI Certified Pilates instructors around the world. Our training is internationally recognised in 21 countries and translated into 15 languages.
Our fully comprehensive training covers both matwork and reformer Pilates and you will learn the anatomy and physiology required to become an outstanding Pilates instructor. Be guided by our Pilates teaching script, and be exposed to our unique surface anatomy practical workshops that bring anatomy to life.
We use the “Visible Body Anatomy & Physiology” App. The cost is approximately $59.99 and is an essential resource to have while you are learning to become a Pilates instructor.
To become a fully certified APPI Pilates Instructor you will be required to complete certification exams at the completion of your teacher training. There are 2 components to the exam, practical and theory. You will also be required to hand in your completed Pilates certification logbook.
Your completed Pilates certification logbook is to be submitted prior to sitting your practical exam. Hours are:
An online multiple-choice exam that covers the following topics:
Pilates practical exam
Design a 45 minute Pilates session for a client of your choice including APPI matwork and reformer Pilates exercises. You will be marked on:
Following on from the exam you will be required to demonstrate exercises in both Pilates matwork and reformer to show your ability to perform the exercises to an acceptable level. This will include 2 exercises on the mat and 2 exercises on the reformer.
A 70% pass rate is required in both the theory and practical examinations.
We recommend completing your Pilates certification exams within 3-6 months of completing your course.
How do you become a certified Pilates instructor?
To become a fully certified Pilates instructor you must complete all course hours, logbook requirements and your certification exams. Your Pilates certification logbook hours include:
20 hours of observation (10 matwork / 10 reformer)
40 hours of practice teaching (20 matwork / 20 reformer)
60 hours of self-practice (30 matwork / 30 reformer)
How long does it take to become a certified Pilates instructor?
It can take anywhere from 3 - 9 months to become a fully certified Pilates instructor.
What does my Pilates certification mean?
Once you are a fully certified instructor you will be able to gain insurance to start teaching Pilates in studios and fitness centers.
Do I need to complete a Certificate IV or Diploma in Pilates to become a Pilates instructor?
To become a Pilates instructor you are not required to complete a Certificate IV or Diploma in Pilates in order to teach. APPI Pilates Instructor Certification is internationally recognised and will equip you with all the skills, knowledge and confidence required to gain employment as a Pilates instructor.
Do I need anatomy knowledge prior to attending this course?
No prior anatomy or physiology knowledge is required to complete this course. Anatomy and physiology relevant to Pilates will be covered in-depth on the course.
How much money can you make as a Pilates instructor?
In Australia, Pilates instructors can make anywhere from $35 - $100+ depending on your place of employment and if you decide to set up your own Pilates business.
Why choose APPI Pilates over other Pilates providers?
APPI is an international education institute which means you can take your Pilates certification anywhere in the globe. As APPI courses are designed by physiotherapists anatomy and alignment are key focuses in our teacher training.
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