The Polestar Pilates Studio & Rehabilitation Series is designed for those looking to incorporate Studio Pilates into their practice.
This course provides a unique environment for fitness leaders, dancers, Pilates enthusiasts, licensed rehabilitation professionals and those looking to continue on with their Pilates education to receive in-depth instruction in Pilates principles, teaching techniques, self- mastery and practice. Learn how to use all of the equipment developed from the designs of Joe Pilates: Reformer, Trapeze Table, Combo Chair and Ladder Barrel as well as some mat exercises.
Each student receives comprehensive didactic and theoretical review, and practical training using a clinical reasoning approach. The Polestar Pilates didactic curriculum has earned the reputation worldwide as the most scientifically sound Pilates curriculum, setting the standard for Pilates education.
There are two streams of this course ‘Studio and Rehab’. All students learn exactly the same repertoire and course weekends however those students that are from a Rehab background like Physio or Osteos, Chiros will complete different case studies, exams and assignments.
- Pilates Teacher of the highest calibre; well versed in Pilates principles, program design, exercise sequencing techniques and practice.
- A solid understanding of precautions and contraindications for Pilates exercises that can be incorporated into your programming
- Proficient at identifying the principles of biomechanics, kinesiology, motor learning and neuromuscular facilitation that help in the process of critical reasoning.
- Ability to design training and treatment programs that help you solve client problems and meet their training goals.
- Proficient at verbal and tactile cueing combined with imagery to facilitate accurate execution of the movements.
- Confident in the practical application of the repertoire through the use of case studies.
The Pilates Studio & Rehab Series includes the following 6 Units of competency:
PSPSRR501A: Plan and instruct the introductory Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S1)
PSPSRR502A: Plan and instruct the beginner Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S2)
PSPSRR503A: Plan and instruct the early intermediate Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S3)
PSPSRR504A: Plan and instruct the intermediate Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S4)
PSPSRR505A: Plan and instruct the early advanced Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S5)
PSPSRR506A: Plan and instruct the advanced Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation repertoire (S6)
Dates of Courses
|2019 - Round 2
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||29 Feb-01 Mar'20
|2020 - Round 1 (Registrations open 6pm, 1st October 2019)
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|| 13-14 June
|| 18-19 July
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Who is this course for+
- Group Fitness Instructors - Personal Trainers
- Rehabilitation practitioners
- Physical Therapists
- Registered Nurses
- Occupational Therapists
- Yoga teachers
- Dance teachers
You qualify for entry into the Polestar Pilates Studio & Rehab Series if you have completed the following (you may be asked to provide evidence when you register):
- HSC or higher qualification
- a good understanding of Pilates –we recommend completing a minimum of 25 hours of personal Pilates practice either this may include matwork and studio work
- Anatomy & Physiology - successful completion of an Anatomy and Physiology course through a recognised education body
If you are already qualified in one of the following occupations you would meet the Anatomy & Physiology pre-perquisites: Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Exercise Physiologist, Nurse, Myotherapist, Remedial Massage Therapist, Cert IV Personal Trainer.
If you are from a different background and have not completed basic Anatomy and Physiology education, we recommend Polestar's online Anatomy course designed to meet this requirement; an introduction to muscle skeleton anatomy for movers and movement teachers. Click here to find out more: POLESTAR ANATOMY COURSE
LLN Competency Testing
The purpose of this test is to check your readiness to study this qualification with Polestar Pilates. Please complete this test prior to registering your interest for the course. Free online English test
The Pilates Studio & Rehab Training consists of 6 x two-day on-site courses which must be taken in the following order: Polestar Principles (PP) SR1, SR2, SR3, SR4, SR5, SR6. These are delivered on Saturday & Sunday; 8am – 5pm approx 1 month apart. The course repertoire consists of more than 145 exercises with variations and modifications.
PP - Polestar Pilates Principles of Movement (2-days)
Experience and apply the theories of movement that lay the foundation for Polestar Pilates in this prerequisite for all Polestar courses. This non-apparatus course uses evidence-based research and covers our six basic movement principles which are used throughout the Polestar Pilates curriculum. You will discover the passage ways for movement throughout the body and develop the tools to provide either assistance for or challenge your clients in helping them achieve their goals.
Polestar Principles will bring to life your ability to assess, problem-solve, design and modify exercise programs to meet specific needs and abilities.
SR1 - SR6 (6 x 2 day courses)
The course has six units scheduled approximately one month apart. Each unit is two days, Saturday and Sunday. The time between units allows you to practice, complete log book hours, assignments and become comfortable with the material before continuing on to the next.
These Units review the postural screening methodology and the six principles learned in Principles, then applies them to exercises on the Studio Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Mat and small props. Students will receive a comprehensive didactic and theoretical review and practical training using a clinical reasoning approach. Each Unit consists of a formal lecture, demonstrations, labs, reading assignments, research literature review, and writing assignments. Also covered:
Course Learning Resources
- Verbal and tactile cueing combined with mental imagery to facilitate accurate execution of movement
- Program design and exercise sequencing
- Practical application of the repertoire through use of case studies
- Exercise modifications for a variety of populations
- Adjustment of equipment for patient safety and instructor efficiency
- Progression of movement following an injury
- Indications and contraindications for exercise selection
- Lab time with fellow students
On registration you will be automatically enrolled into the Polestar Online Resources where you will have access to the interactive study resources including lectures, case studies, repertoire review and much more. You will also receive an instructional email outlining your homework assignments and lots of great information for the duration of your course.
At your first course weekend you will receive your manuals and this is when you can start to complete your logbook hours. Note manuals and logbooks must be bought to each course weekend:
Required Reading books
- Principles Manual
- Studio repertoire manuals S1-S6
As part of the course you will be required to purchase the following books as they are needed to complete your assignments and will be of continual use throughout your journey as a Pilates instructor. Note they are an additional cost to the course fees.
Polestar Pilates Studio & Rehabilitation Diploma (10521NAT)
- Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain: Eastland Press 1993
- Pilates Evolution, the 21st Century Joseph Pilates: Bain Bridge Books
- Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Eric Franklin: Human Kinetics 1996
- Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis, James L. Oschman: Churchill Livingstone, 2000 Chapters 1-4, 15 – Polestar will provide you with PDF copies of this at registration
To achieve the Polestar Pilates Studio & Rehabilitation Diploma (10521NAT) the Government Academic Units would also need to be completed. These online Units can either be completed alongside the Studio Series or after you have completed your Studio course and taken the final exam. The Bridging Units are registered for separately and include the following:
- HLTAP401B Confirm Physical Health Status
- HLTCOM503D Manage a practice
- HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment
- HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients
- HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
- HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively
- HLTSHU509C Maintain personal health and awareness as a professional responsibility
For further information about the Polestar Pilates Studio & Rehabilitation Diploma (10521NAT) check out the STUDY PATHWAY MAP.
This course does not contain limitations on access and equity, however it reserves the right to refuse an application if there is reasonable evidence to suggest that the applicant is physically incapable of carrying out the necessary requirements of Pilates training practice.
The Pilates Studio & Rehab Training course is made up of the following hours, all log book hours must be completed prior to taking your final examination:
- Lectures & homework: 184 h
- Observation: 70 h
- Practice (Self-Mastery): 100 h
- Apprentice Teaching): 100 h
- Final Exam (Practical & Theory): 3 hrs
Lecture hours include all face to face delivery of material PP, SR1-SR6
To be completed and handed in on the Saturday morning of your face to face weekends for assessment by the education team. Feedback will be provided on Sunday. Detailed instructions will be sent to you on registration. Late submission of homework does incur additional fees, see student handbook on registration for more information.
a Pilates Studio sessions and some Reformer classes in action, and has their logbook hours signed off by a certified practitioner. Pilates Anytime can be used for up to 10 observation hours of this course.
Self-Mastery and Self-Directed learning:
- Self-mastery hours includes self-study i.e. studying theoretical components of the course and self-practice and by attending classes and semi / private studio sessions.
- 30% of these hours can be allocated to self-study, the remaining 70% to be allocated to self-practice
- NOTE: the practical self-practice hours are at an additional cost to the course fees as you will be attending studios to complete these.
After having attained self-mastery of the repertoire in the course you will be ready to assist a Pilates instructor within a Studio environment in order to gain practical experience and feedback on your teaching delivery. These hours are recorded in your log book and signed off by the instructor you are working with. Polestar has a list of mentors / studios you can work with: MENTOR LIST
You have 18 months from the commencement of Principles (PP) to take your final exam. All logbook hours, face to face weekends and assignments must be completed. The exam consists of a 2 hour multiple choice and 1 hour practical. Please contact Student Admin
when you are ready to book in.
Self-Study Requirements throughout the course
Following is the recommended MINIMUM hours required per week for duration of the course:
- Self-Practice: 2+ hours per week
- Supervised Practice: 2+ hours per week
- Observation: 2+ hours per week
- Apprentice Teaching: 3+ hours per week
- Written homework: 3+ hours per month
following is an indication of your additional commitment per week
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
- Self-Practice - minimum 2 hour per week
- Supervised Practice - minimum 2 hour per week
- Observation - minimum 2 hours per week
- Apprentice Teaching - minimum 2-3 hours per week
- Written homework – minimum 3 hours per month
Polestar Pilates Australia recognises the skills and knowledge that a candidate has gained via other forms of study, formal training, self-tuition, work experience or life experience. Please contact Polestar directly for more information
Additional out of pocket expenses
| COURSE PACKAGES
|Polestar Pilates Studio & Rehab Training
Units PP, SR1, SR2, SR3, SR4, SR5, SR6, Academic Units, Course Manuals, Logbook, Online Portal and Final Exam
||$5,690Deposit: $1070Pplan: $660 x 7
- The practical self-mastery hours are at an additional cost to the course fees as you will be attending studios to complete these. Remember that 30% of these hours can be completed as self-directed study
- Logbook sign off for teaching and demonstration of all repertoire. As you proceed through the course all repertoire learnt must be signed off by an Educator or Mentor for teaching and demonstration. Polestar allocates time at each face to face weekend for repertoire check off however sometimes students are not quite ready so this will need to be done in your own time and will incur additional fees by engaging a mentor or attending study groups in your city.
- Required Reading books: as noted in course overview above
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST when applicable.
All prices are subject to change without notice.
Registration Policies (including Cancellations and Transfers)