Mat Pilates and Injury Prevention Certificate

UNLV Division of Educational Outreach and the UNLV Department of Dance have partnered to offer a Mat Pilates and Injury Prevention Certificate. The certificate provides Pilates and dance instructors and practitioners with a practical understanding of human anatomy and dance kinesiology useful in preventing injuries. The certificate consists of both technique and theory classes, with an anatomical approach to movement. The technique courses include exercises in flexibility and tone, using a variety of tools, including TheraBands, small balls, small weights, and large balls. Theory courses include the foundations of dance kinesiology and human anatomy to provide key information for the prevention and care of injuries.

Program Requirements:

To earn the UNLV Mat Pilates and Injury Prevention Certificate, you must successfully complete six required courses.

Required Courses:

  • Pilates I (DN2110)-needs to be taken 2 x, including 1 time after, or concurrently with Dance Kinesiology or Prevention and Care of Dance Injuries
  • Dance for Flexibility and Tone (DN2111)-needs to be taken 2 x, including 1 time after, or concurrently with Dance Kinesiology or Prevention and Care of Dance Injuries
  • Dance Kinesiology (DN2112)
  • Prevention and Care of Dance Injuries (DN2113)

 

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