10771NAT Diploma of Clinical Pilates

Finally, you can really understand the body and how it works, and how to help people.

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Progress Your Craft WAY Beyond The Foundations

This is an in-depth, evidence-based training that will give you a whole new level of knowledge of the human body.

You WON’T learn to memorise a list or follow some recipe like a robot, without fully understanding what you’re doing.

You WILL learn to think things through based on a deep knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, pathology and pain science, that you will develop throughout the course.

You will be able to use your knowledge to problem-solve.

You’ll really UNDERSTAND what is going on inside the body. No more guessing and pretending.

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Diploma of Clinical Pilates Instructor Courses USA

Have you completed your Certification in Pilates and want to take your Pilates education further? With Breathe Education, you can gain clinical Pilates certification all from the comfort of your own home.

Clinical Pilates Certification with Breathe Education

To complete the clinical Pilates course, you will need to qualify in Pilates Matwork, and/or Reformer Pilates, and/or Fitness Pilates.

This program helps to deepen your understanding of how the body works and what we can do to improve strength and flexibility whilst limiting pain and discomfort. If pain is a barrier for your clients, you will learn how to overcome it and improve their core strength and flexibility. You will also learn about evidence-based practice and every question you’ve ever had about Pilates and its effectiveness will be answered during the course of your studies. .

Why Study Clinical Pilates with Breathe Education?

Whether you have previously studied with Breathe Education or if we are completely new to you, all our students receive fantastic support from us throughout their training and after they graduate. Our clinical Pilates instructor courses guide you through the whole process of becoming a more knowledgeable teacher. The course includes lectures, tutorials, and live practice with your classmates.

The online program content will take up approximately nine hours each week, and most students graduate from the course within 12 months, although you do have up to 18 months to become certified. The sessions take place at various times throughout the week, so it is easy to fit them into your schedule. The lectures and masterclasses are also recorded, so if you cannot watch live, you can watch at your own convenience.

With the high-quality audio and visual equipment that we use, you will forget that you are not in the studio with us, and you can be fully immersed in your training.

We also use Slack, which is a messaging platform that lets you chat with your peers or ask your trainer any questions that you might have. Whether you want to make arrangements to practice the techniques together and take it in turns to teach or you want the comradeship of others, this is an excellent resource, and it helps you get the most from your training.

You will also be given a team of dedicated student success coaches. They can help you set goals, stay motivated and sort out any issues you are experiencing. There is also our internal Facebook group, which is perfect for interacting with others in the Pilates community. We do everything we can to support you as you train with us, and these systems can also help you find a job when you graduate.

Book Your Discovery Call Today and Find out More

If you want to achieve a Diploma of Clinical Pilates, find out more by booking a Discovery Call with one of our Pilates trainers today. We will chat about your situation, what you want to achieve and what your needs are. As you are chatting with a Pilates trainer from our team, you can rest assured that we have been in your position, and we’ve had the same questions that you have right now. .We’ll answer any questions you have and we’ll be with you at every step of your journey to becoming the best Pilates teacher you can be.

We look forward to chatting with you soon.
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Stop Feeling Like A Fake

You’ve been teaching Pilates for some time now, and you’re really in your element teaching a client, or a group. People compliment you on your classes, and it looks like you’re living the dream.

But on the inside sometimes you feel like a fake.

People seem to have this expectation that, just because you’re a Pilates instructor you know about every aspect of the body. So they ask you stuff.

Like when a client has back pain. Sure, you can just give them a different exercise but you don’t really know what’s going on in their back.

You want to understand – to be able to picture what’s happening in their body so you can actually give them an exercise to help them, rather than just giving them some exercise that avoids the problem.

That is EXACTLY what you’ll learn in the Diploma of Clinical Pilates.

Learn So Much More, So You Can Give So Much More

You’ve come to a point where you really want to study and you really want to learn the muscles, the body so much more so you can help people.

You’re teaching a lot but it’s become a routine. You just yell out your cues without truly understanding.

You need more – you want to give people more.

This course will get you out of your rut. You will be brain explosion emoji – it’s that good. The stuff you’ll learn, you’ll think about the body in a whole new way.

This course will seriously open your mind.

Really Know Your S**t

  • Learn the muscles, bones, and ligaments of the body so well you can see them in your sleep
  • Understand pain science and the functioning of the nervous system
  • Learn simple, creative ways to use the Reformer and Mat, and perhaps two tins of soup, to progress your clients online or in-person
  • Learn the latest research-backed programming skills for strength, flexibility and motor learning
  • Build a crystal-clear picture of what’s happening inside your client’s body.
  • Fully understand the pathology and anatomy of common presentations like disk herniation, bursitis, sciatica, arthritis, stenosis, joint replacement, abdominal separation, shoulder impingement and many more conditions

The most current science-based Pilates course in the world

Don’t settle for a Pilates certification based on outdated science from 20 years ago. We update our course constantly so it’s always current. From day 1, you’ll be walked through the most up-to-date research reviews.

When you graduate you’ll hold an advanced, internationally recognized qualification that comes with a 96.8% chance of a job or further study.

This Course Is NOT For You If…

  • You want a list of exercises for people with a given condition
  • You’re not interested in the “why” of pain, injury, and rehabilitation
  • You want a quick, easy and cheap paper qualification
  • You don’t want to challenge your own thinking and preconceptions
  • You’re not ready to fully commit to becoming the best you possibly can be

This Course IS For You If…

  • You’re ready for a full-year, in-depth transformational learning experience
  • You want to become a world-class professional with a deep and informed understanding of how the body works
  • You want to use your knowledge to help people
  • You’re hungry to experience new and more powerful ways of thinking, and to become a truly evidence-based practitioner

A Serious, In-Depth Course For People Who Want To Fully Understand

  • Weekly live lecture, tutorial and masterclasses all included
  • Take a full year to cover every topic in-depth, no rushing to “fit it in”
  • Learn in small-group, live interaction with your tutors so you can ask questions
  • Lots of practice and case-studies to build skills, not just theory!
  • Contextualised to Matwork & Reformer

10 Ways You’ll Become A Better Instructor In The Diploma

  1. You’ll gain in-depth understanding of anatomy and biomechanics
  2. Learn current pain science and biopsychosocial care
  3. How to effectively cue your clients based on the latest motor learning research, both on and offline
  4. A myriad of clever ways to use the Mat, Reformer and household items to progress your clients
  5. Understand pathology; what can go wrong with the body
  6. How to confidently communicate with clients and health professionals
  7. How to read scan reports and understand diagnoses
  8. Medical conditions and special populations including cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, abdominal separation, pre and post-natal, older adults, joint replacement and more
  9. And most importantly, WHAT TO DO for people who have pain, injury or managed medical conditions
  10. You won’t learn a recipe, you’ll learn how to apply sound reasoning based on current guidelines

Recognised by Academia, Industry & Government

International Recognition

10771NAT Diploma of Clinical Pilates is the world’s only government accredited Clinical Pilates course, and sits within the Australian Qualifications Framework alongside  school and university qualifications.

That means your qualification is recognised pretty much everywhere, and you’ll have no problem getting insurance or working anywhere around the world (obviously assuming you have the legal right to work in a particular country!).

High-Touch Transformational Learning

From the day you enrol you will be surrounded by a strong and active support network. You’ll interact daily with your trainers and classmates on Slack, and your Student Success coach will reach out to you and help you get oriented.
Every step of the way you’ll be supported and guided by caring, expert humans, all in real time.
Our mission is to help you transform yourself into a fearless and scientifically literate movement teacher.

Optimised For Online

Because this course is only available online, we’ve been able to optimise the course structure.
You’ll learn a little bit each day of the week, with frequent check-ins with your trainers and classmates to keep you on track.

Really Understand Anatomy – Easily

You won’t learn long lists of anatomical terms or physiology.
Instead you’ll learn to make an accurate picture in your mind, of what is happening inside the body, and to use that picture to understand how to help your client.
This course is about practical skills, not textbook memorisation.

The World’s Most Up-To-Date Pilates Training

You will learn current guideline-based care, based on the most recent accepted science.
Everything you’ll learn is backed by current clinical guidelines, and recent systematic reviews.
In the process you’ll have to unlearn many of the myths that surround Pilates, which have not stood up to scrutiny over the last 20 years.
This will be truly a mind-opening, exciting learning journey for you; all based on current, up-to-date science.

Articulate To A Degree In Exercise Science

The Diploma of Clinical Pilates articulates to a full year of advanced standing in the Bachelor of Sports And Exercise Science at Charles Darwin University.
That means you can complete your three-year Bachelor’s degree in just TWO years.

Our 100% Money Back Guarantee


The “why” that drives us, is to help you transform into a fearless, confident and scientifically literate movement teacher.
So you can change people’s lives and enjoy a fun, flexible and deeply rewarding career.
If after completing all the course requirements you are not satisfied that you have achieved your goal, we will give you 100% of your money back.
Full details of the guarantee are in our Terms and Conditions of Service

Course Dates & Subject listing

A Biopsychosocial Approach To Clinical Pilates

11 January – 26 April

  1. Physical activity guidelines
  2. Tissue healing
  3. Why things hurt
  4. Contextual effects, placebo, nocebo
  5. Applying critical thinking to rehabilitation
  6. National guidelines for acute and chronic pain
  7. Strength programming
  8. Flexibility programming
  9. Load management
  10. Motivational interviewing and behaviour change
  11. Sleep
  12. Stress management
  13. Expectation
  14. Self-efficacy

Spine & Upper Extremity

10 May – 16 August


  1. Spine Anatomy & biomechanics
  2. Nerve root and radiculopathy
  3. Disc bulge, pars fracture, spondylolisthesis
  4. Spine assessment
  5. Spine exercises and stretches
  6. Neck anatomy & biomechanics
  7. Wry neck
  8. Radiculopathy, disc bulge & stenosis
  9. Neck assessment & clinical guidelines
  10. Neck exercises and stretches
  11. Shoulder Anatomy & biomechanics
  12. Rotator cuff related shoulder pain
  13. Frozen shoulder, dislocation, neck-related shoulder pain
  14. Postsurgical shoulder rehabilitation
  15. Shoulder assessment

Lower Extremity & Special Populations

30 August – 13 December


  1. Hip anatomy & biomechanics
  2. FAI, hip bursitis, greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  3. Hip joint shape, squat stance, and depth
  4. Hip exercises and stretches
  5. Postsurgical hip rehabilitation
  6. Knee anatomy & biomechanics
  7. Postsurgical ACL rehabilitation
  8. Patellofemoral pain syndrome, meniscal tear
  9. Knee assessment
  10. Hypermobility
  11. Prenatal
  12. Postnatal, diastasis and pelvic organ prolapse
  13. Osteoporosis
  14. Joint replacement
  15. Arthritis

Each Week Of The Course Includes

  • 1 live lecture (90min)
  • 1 live tutorial (90 min)
  • 2 live masterclasses (60 min each)
  • 2 practice sessions (60 min each)
  • ~ 2 hours coursework

Lectures and masterclasses are live, plus recorded so you can watch later. There are multiple times to choose from each week for tutorials and practice sessions.

Students Share Their Experiences Of The Diploma

Here’s Why Our Diploma Graduates Are in High Demand Right Around The World

I’ve been teaching yoga for 10 years and completed a Bachelor in Health Science. NOTHING has come close to the practical information given in this course

Dr. Natasha FoxMelbourne

The Diploma changed my experience of Pilates teaching

Cat WebbStudio owner, Good Times Pilates

This course has given me more confidence and freedom as an instructor than I ever had before

Tahlia WareOne Hot Yoga, Melbourne

Everything about the way I teach has been completely revolutionised

Alana MuellerOwner, Inner Balance Pilates Studio

l got the most out of this course that l have ever gotten out of any course

Leanne ChapmanYoga On The Go

The most valuable thing I got from the course is I am now able to think biomechanically and anatomically

Neil GormanTransit Dance

Prices & Payment Options

Prices in $USD

Pay over 12 months

$ 641.67

Per monthTotal cost $7,700.00

Pay over 18 monthsMost popular

$ 449.17

Per monthTotal cost $8,085.00

Pay over 24 months

$ 368.96

Per monthTotal cost $8,855.00

$1,155 Discount For Breathe Education Alumni

If you’re a graduate of any of our Certificate IV or Diploma courses you’ll receive a $1,155.00 discount off your chosen payment option

No hidden fees, the cost is the cost

Pay over time with flexible payment options

Can I pay upfront?

Australian government regulation doesn’t allow us to accept payment up front, so instead you pay for your course fee in periodic payments.

If your financial situation allows, you can save money by paying your course off more quickly.

No Hidden Costs

You will need to purchase your own textbooks (not from us, total cost ~$50USD). Aside from that there are NO additional costs. Your course cost includes all exam fees, tuition fees, materials and administration fees.

We will charge you a fee however if you defer or cancel your course.

See our terms of service for details.

Includes all your practice hours

Our course is complete and comprehensive. It includes all your Pilates classes and practice hours, which are provided inside the course. You’ll attend classes each week with Australia’s best instructors, and practice with your classmates from around the world.

Unlike our competitors, you won’t have to pay extra to do mentor hours and classes – they are included in your course cost with Breathe Education.

Flexible Payments

You can pay over 12, 18, or 24 months. Each month your credit card will be charged at 30 day intervals until you have paid the course fee in full.

You can even switch between payment options mid-course if you need to.

Want To Know More?

Make A Time To Talk With One of Our Pilates Trainers

The next intake for Breathe Education’s Diploma in Clinical Pilates is open NOW. We have limited places for this in-depth, world-leading course.

For a limited time, you can get a free 20-minute Discovery Call with one of our Pilates Trainers. On the call we’ll review your individual needs, situation and career goals with you. We only want you to enrol if this course is an exact fit for your goals.

This is not a high-pressure sales call – you’ll be talking with a Pilates instructor.

We’ll answer all your questions and find out if the course is going to be a perfect fit for you.

If YOU have the same burning passion to help people through Pilates, to be the best you can be, and if you’re ready to massively expand your skills and your understanding of the body, make a time to talk with us.

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