Effective Spring 2023, admission to the Pilates Certificate has been suspended.

UWM Pilates Certificate prepares students to teach Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Pilates Mat and Equipment and develops a substantial, scientific basis for movement analysis through the rigorous study of Anatomy and Kinesiology. 

Effective Spring 2023, admission to the Pilates Certificate has been suspended.


The Pilates Certificate combines the science and art of the modality. Through the application of theoretical concepts, anatomical understanding of body mechanics, as well as a deep acquaintance with the teachings of the Joseph Pilates method, students will learn teaching strategies to advance their own individual practice, and most importantly that of their future clients. Courses will consist of lectures, discussions, practice teaching and mentorship as students begin the process of teaching Pilates.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 in all coursework is required to successfully complete the certificate. Students may not count any coursework that is taken as audit or pass/fail.

DANCE 323Body Conditioning: Pilates Method 12-3
DANCE 371Dance Anatomy & Kinesiology3
DANCE 623Body Conditioning: Pilates Method II 12-3
DANCE 611Pilates Method Observation and Practice 21
DANCE 685Seminar in Pilates Student Teaching2
KIN 230Health Aspects of Exercise and Nutrition3
or KIN 200 Introduction to Kinesiology
Total Credits18

Must be taken twice for a maximum of 4 credits.


Must be taken twice for a maximum of 2 credits.


Location: Theatre 120
Hours: M–Th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Fri. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed on university holidays)
Contact: 414-229-4763 | Contact Form 

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