Certificate Course for Pilates on Mat

Our Certificate Course for Pilates on Mat Teachers is the foundation upon which our Certificate Course for Integrated Pilates Teachers (CCIPT) based. It is India’s first formally structured Pilates Teacher Training program that was launched in India in 2009.

The other two modules that lead to CCIPT are –

  • Pilates on Ball
  • Pilates on Reformer

Europe Active – European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) have internationally accredited Pilates on Mat (CCIPT) as Level 4 Pilates Trainer course on basis of its –

  • comprehensive knowledge delivery,
  • strict and credible assessment system, and
  • stringent internal quality assurance protocols.

Our Pilates courses are now be conducted jointly with the BPCA’s College of Physical (BPCACPE), permanently affiliated to the University of Mumbai, currently as an extension of the Certificate Course for Personal Fitness Trainers (CCPFT) which is approved and certificated under the University’s letter # Aff No / ICD / 16-17 / 1370 dt Oct 20 2016.

BPCACPE is accredited in Grade “A” by the National Assessment and Accreditation Commission (NAAC), Government of India. NAAC is the highest central body that accredits higher education through the Universities. NAAC has accredited the University of Mumbai in Grade “A-5 stars”.

We will conduct the Pilates and other courses independent of BPCACPE who will continue to extend its support and contribution in third-party external quality assurance as per NAAC guidelines, guide us in internal quality assurance.

The proposal for an independent approval of our Pilates courses is pending with the University of Mumbai. This approval is expected in the academic year 2022-23.

Why Pilates?

In recent years, there has been increasing demand for professional knowledge in the distinctive exercise format of Pilates.

In the Indian context, Pilates is the most appropriate form of exercise for the following reasons:

  1. In current COVID-19 conditions that are likely to continue for some years, Pilates offers opportunities to develop aerobic endurance,
  2. Is most well suited to the Indian psyche and fitness aspirations – fat loss, muscle tone, local muscular endurance and flexibility,
  3. It does not require weight training,
  4. It requires minimum space and equipment,
  5. It is suitable for exercisers in all age groups – from age 6 upwards,
  6. Pilates can be used as part of personal training, strength and conditioning, exercise therapy. It is useful for athletes, general fitness enthusiasts as also children and senior citizens
  7. Offers vocational opportunities in an area of Physical Education and Fitness in which market demand is growing rapidly, mainly due to its therapeutic and health applications

Pilates on Mat course objectives

  1. To prepare fitness professionals in Pilates on Mat Teaching.
  2. To enhance the quality of Physical Education Teachers through this value-added course.
  3. To understand the basic concepts of Exercises Sciences in the particular context of Pilates.
  4. To enable the learner to understand the basic structure and function of human body in the particular context of Pilates.
  5. To acquire the knowledge regarding effect of exercise on the body as a whole in the particular context of Pilates.
  6. To understand the Principles of Exercise Sciences practically applied to 16 Fitness Goals / Types on basis of eight general categories of Training Methodologies including body weight training of which Pilates is a major element.
  7. To understand the Biomechanical and Physiological aspects of Pilates exercise.
  8. To study the posture related deformities and corrective exercises.
  9. To acquire the knowledge pertaining to the legal issues and documentation
  10. To study the principles of training related to Pilates exercise.
  11. To study and learn the anthropometry and fitness related tests.
  12. To enable the student to deliver professional knowledge in Pilates on basis of sound psycho-social principles.

Student Eligibility

  • The enrolling Pilates Student must hold prior certification / qualification in Fitness & Exercise Sciences from –
    1. internationally accredited agencies like International Sports Sciences Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council of Exercise or
    2. EREPS / REPS Level 3 / 4 equivalent or other equivalent education agency or
    3. a recognized fitness education institute in India or
    4. graduate Degree in Physical Education or
    5. graduate degree in Physiotherapy
  • The student for the admission to CCIPT module/s must have at least completed his/her Higher Secondary Education (HSC – i. e., 10+2).

Knowledge Delivery

Currently all CCIPT modules are BEING OFFERED AS BLENDED COURSE – that is, each module comprises:

  • Online WEBINARS (face-to-face) supported with PPTs with training videos
  • GUIDED home study / practice on basis of module-wise exercise videos
  • IN-PERSON (face-to-face) education & training
  • Post-Enrolment and Post-Certification Mentoring


Pilates on Mat: ₹27,500 incl GST


The Pilates on Mat Teacher assessment is as follows.



Multiple Questions – 100.             Maximum marks: 100

Essay Questions – 2 out 4.             Maximum marks: 100

Practical Teaching

Assessment:                               Maximum 300

Home Assignments

Practice videos – 5                       Maximum marks: 100

Case Study – 1 out 2                    Maximum marks: 100

TOTAL MAXIMUM Marks       700

Total number of Learning hours

TOTAL duration of Pilates on Mat –

  1. Guided Home Study: 120 hours
  2. Face – to – Face: 230 hours


Subject Face to Face

(OL1 + CR2)

Guided Home Study TOTAL
Anatomy & Physiology 10 + 15 = 25 05 30
Kinesiology & Biomechanics 15 + 10 = 25 05 30
Fitness Assessment & Periodization 10 + 20 = 30 10 40
Pilates – His Philosophy 05 + 05 = 10 05 15
Exercise & Fitness Psychology 10 + 10 = 20 05 25
Pilates on Mat 60 + 40 = 100 70 170
Teaching Practice 00 + 20 = 20 20 40
TOTAL 110 + 120 = 230 120 350
1OL Online via Zoom 2CR Classroom / physical / in-person

Assessment & Certifications

Assessment Grades are printed on the certificates:

As percentage (%) of total marks obtained out of maximum 600 marks –

  • Below 49.99% – Grade D (FAIL)
  • 50 – 54.99 – Grade C
  • 55 – 59.99 – Grade B
  • 60 – 69.99 – Grade A
  • 70 – 100 – Grade O (Outstanding)

The certificate/s will be awarded with the Grade C, B, A or O mentioned therein.

Certificate Course for Pilates on Mat
Rs. 29,500