Can be taken any time during the Certification Program.

Required text:
Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 3rd Edition by Joseph E. Muscolino.

None (this course can be taken any time during the Certification Program)

Course Description
This course is a self-paced distance-learning course in which you read and study the content and show proficiency by passing a written exam taken online. It covers the same content as the in-person course. Learn the basic anatomy and physiology (kinesiology) of the musculoskeletal system by studying the bones, joints, and major muscles of the body, as well as how the nervous system coordinates muscle function. Study postural concepts used to describe body position, as well as concepts of dynamic movement patterns to understand how the body moves spatially. By learning and understanding fundamental kinesiology, you can begin to critically understand, discuss, and teach the strengthening and stretching exercises of the Pilates Method of body conditioning!

This course ends with an exam. The exam is written and taken online. It takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete.