Progress Your Understanding Of The Body To A Whole New Level


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Really Know Your Stuff

  • Learn the muscles, bones, and ligaments of the body DEEPLY
  • Learn simple, creative ways to use the Reformer and Mat
  • Understand pain and the nervous system
  • Learn how to build strength, flexibility, and control in an injured body part
  • Get super-clear on what’s happening inside the body, and what to do for common presentations like disc herniation, arthritis, stenosis, joint replacement, abdominal separation, shoulder impingement and many more.

You’ll learn the most current, science-based understanding of how to work with clients with pain, injury, and medical conditions. Don’t settle for a program based on outdated science from 20 years ago. We update our program constantly so it’s always current.

When you’re finished, you’ll hold an ADVANCED, INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED qualification that comes with an 96.8% chance of a job or further study on completion. 

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

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A Serious, In-Depth Program 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!
  • Contextualized to Matwork & Reformer

What are recent graduates saying about the program?

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 while 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 its effectiveness in being a better instructor.

Why Study Clinical Pilates with Breathe Education?

Whether you have previously studied with Breathe Education or you are new, all our students receive hands-on support throughout their training and beyond graduation. Our clinical Pilates instructor courses guide you through becoming a more knowledgeable teacher. The course includes lectures, tutorials, and live practice with your classmates.

The online program content will take 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.

All lectures and masterclasses are recorded, so if you cannot participate in our live sessions, you can watch them later, at your own convenience.

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

We provide an online messaging platform that lets you chat with your peers or ask your trainer any questions you might have. Whether you want to make arrangements to practice the techniques together, take turns to teach, or you just 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 will 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 discuss your needs. We’ve been in your position; we’ve had the same questions you may have right now. Call us and we will walk you through every step of your journey to becoming the best Pilates teach you can be!

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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

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how a Diploma can help you become a better instructor!


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Recognized by Academia, Industry & Government

ACE Approved

International Recognition

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

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.

Optimized For Online

Because this program is only available online, we’ve been able to optimize the program 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 program 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

We’re so confident this program will change your life and your teaching, we guarantee it.

If after completing all the program requirements for at least one module of the Diploma, you are not completely satisfied we will give you 100% of your money back.

Completing the program requirements means, each week for the entire module:

  • Submit a 2-minute story time video and 50 word reflection
  • Attend 90-minute lecture (or watch the recording)
  • Attend 90-minute tutorial OR 60-minute workshop session (or watch the recording)
  • Attend 2x 60-minute review sessions (or watch the recording)
  • Attend and contribute to 2x 60-minute study groups
  • Complete all coursework (approximately 2 hours)
  • Complete all practical assessments (3 per module)
  • Total 10-12 hours per week

If you do all these things each week, you WILL succeed. We guarantee it. If you don’t feel satisfied at the end of the module we’ll give you 100% of your money back for the entire course.

Full details of the guarantee are in our Terms and Conditions of Service

Stop Feeling Like A Fraud

You’ve been teaching Pilates for a while and you’re comfortable teaching a group. Your classes are popular and you really look like you know what you’re doing.

But on the inside sometimes you feel like a fraud.

Like when a client asks you about their sore shoulder – you know how to give them a different exercise but you don’t really know what’s going on inside there. You want to know what’s going on with their body so you can help them, rather than just giving them something else to do.

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

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

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

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 program.

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 program is an exact fit for your goals.

We’ll answer all your questions and find out if the program 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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Pricing and Payment Options

Prices in USD

One Time PaymentMost popular

USD $ 10,000

A one-time payment

Pay over 12 months

USD $ 858

monthlyTotal USD $10,296

Need a different payment schedule? Talk with us.

Modules & topics

A Biopsychosocial Approach
To Clinical Pilates

  • Physical activity guidelines
  • Tissue healing
  • Why things hurt
  • Contextual effects, placebo, nocebo
  • Applying critical thinking to rehabilitation
  • National guidelines for acute and chronic pain
  • Strength programming
  • Flexibility programming
  • Load management
  • Motivational interviewing and behaviour change
  • Sleep
  • Stress management
  • Expectation
  • Self-efficacy

Spine &
Upper Extremity


  • Spine Anatomy & biomechanics
  • Nerve root and radiculopathy
  • Disc bulge, pars fracture, spondylolisthesis
  • Spine assessment
  • Spine exercises and stretches
  • Neck anatomy & biomechanics
  • Wry neck
  • Radiculopathy, disc bulge & stenosis
  • Neck assessment & clinical guidelines
  • Neck exercises and stretches
  • Shoulder Anatomy & biomechanics
  • Rotator cuff related shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder, dislocation, neck-related shoulder pain
  • Postsurgical shoulder rehabilitation
  • Shoulder assessment

Lower Extremity &
Special Populations


  • Hip anatomy & biomechanics
  • FAI, hip bursitis, greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Hip joint shape, squat stance, and depth
  • Hip exercises and stretches
  • Postsurgical hip rehabilitation
  • Knee anatomy & biomechanics
  • Postsurgical ACL rehabilitation
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome, meniscal tear
  • Knee assessment
  • Hypermobility
  • Prenatal
  • Postnatal, diastasis and pelvic organ prolapse
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthritis

No hidden fees,
the cost is the cost

Pay over time with
flexible payment options

Can I pay upfront?

The government regulation doesn’t allow us to accept payment up front, so instead you pay for your program 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 program 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 program is complete and comprehensive. It includes all your Pilates classes and practice hours, which are provided inside the program. You’ll attend classes each week with the industry’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 program cost with Breathe Education.

Full Qualification
You can pay over 12, 18, or 24 months.

Single Module
You can pay over 3 and 6 months.

Each month your credit card will be charged at 30 day intervals until you have paid the program fee in full.

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

Progress Your Craft WAY Beyond The Foundations

This is a comprehensive, science-based program that will give you a deeper knowledge of the human body.
You won’t learn to memorize a list or a recipe. You’ll learn to reason and instruct based on a sound knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, and pain science

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Get Out Of Your Rut

If you’ve ever come to a point of teaching 20+ Pilates classes a week, sometimes 5 in a row it’s ridiculous. You’re not teaching quality, you’re teaching quantity. It’s the same thing over and over again it’s a routine.

If you’ve ever thought “I’m done with this I don’t want to be a number anymore” If you just yell out cues, you don’t really know if they’re right you just heard another teacher say it.

This program will get you out of that rut. You’ll build on your existing skills and take your teaching to a whole new level.

This program will seriously open your mind.

This Program 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 Program 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

If you have a burning passion to help people through Pilates, and
you want to expand your skills and understanding of the body,
make a time to talk with us

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