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Comprehensive Standard Modules

The Comprehensive Standard Program consists of the following six modules, which include lectures, discussion and exercise analysis and practice. In addition to the academic study, students complete observation (100 hours), self practice (200 hours) and student teaching (200 hours). Additional fees may apply.

This program is geared for students who have completed the Foundation Apparatus Program and wish to gain comprehensive knowledge of Pilates on all the Pilates apparatus (including BASI’s proprietary Avalon System). 

To become BASI qualified, students will be required to complete and/or pass the following requirements:

  • Pass Final Written Exam
  • Pass Final Teaching Evaluation
  • Pass Final Practical Examination
  • Pass Student Paper
  • Complete a minimum of 500 hours (observation, self practice and student teaching)

Students who complete the Comprehensive Apparatus Program may test for a BASI Pilates teaching credential qualifying them as a teacher of BASI Pilates Advanced Principles equipping them to teach on the full compliment of Pilates apparatus (including the Avalon System). The Final Teaching Evaluation and Final Practical Examination is administered at a Centralized Testing location. Additional fees apply.

The hours required should be completed during the program, or up to three years following the completion of the final module. If the requirements are not completed within three years, the student will need to repeat 50% of the modules prior to submitting hours and receiving a BASI Teaching Credential. Hours must be logged and submitted on BASI Pilates’ Tracking Forms.

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Primary concepts covered are the meaning of balance, and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

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Primary concepts covered include the hip joint, the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

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Primary concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics are presented. Lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing scope of practice. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introduction of the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

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Primary concepts covered are the principles of training, such as overload, specificity and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

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Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at closely. Lecture focuses on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate- and advanced-level work on both Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

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Primary concepts covered are based on populations with restrictions and an in-depth look at pregnancy guidelines. Lecture includes teaching men and women, different body types as well as objectives and approaches. A general review of the repertoire is conducted and the Final Written Examination is given.

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