Pilates Teacher Training with Sports Rehabilitation (including Sports Massage and Physiotherapy Assistant)

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Pilates Teaching (iSP3D29 603/4485/4)

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage (iSP3D32 603/4501/9)

QQI Component Award Level 5

The Pilates Teacher Training Course is designed to enable the learner to develop the personal qualities, knowledge, confidence and skills required to progress and pursue a career as a Pilates Teacher and Massage Therapist in a variety of settings. This unique course combines Pilates Teacher Training with sports massage therapies, body conditioning and exercise.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Setting up your own Pilates Teaching business
  • Working in sports clubs, leisure centres, gyms, alternative therapy clinics, health centres or Spas.
  • Setting up in private practice as a Sports/Holistic Massage Therapist

Course content

  • Programming a Pilates Teaching Session
  • Delivering a Pilates Teaching Session
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professional practice in sports massage
  • Sports massage treatments
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  • Physiotherapy Assistant (QQI)
  • Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention (QQI) – Optional

Course features and facilities

Course Features and Facilities

  • Supervised Teaching Practice
  • Practical Pilates Mat classes
  • Small equipment classes
  • Learners will deliver Pilates classes inside and outside the college
  • Massage Studio
  • Work experience in a variety of settings
  • Large mirrored Pilates studio with sprung floor

Entry requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent, LCA or relevant experience
  • Interview
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements

I really loved the Pilates course. I highly recommend it.
“Having us teach from early on was great preparation for the real world, and it was done in a relaxed way. Teachers were very encouraging. Fantastic instructors. I’m delighted I did it and I can’t wait to teach!”

Aoife Byrne: Flow Fitness, Bray

Education progression

Learners may progress to other ITEC Courses and QQI Level 5 and 6 courses such as:
  • Yoga Teaching including Wellbeing and Holistic Studies
  • Personal Training and Sports Rehabilitation (including Physiotherapy Assistant and Sports Massage)

For a more detailed list of progression options please www.cao.ie

For more progression options

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change