Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Pilates

 Title Abbreviation:   PILATES

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    148

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    310501


 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Pilates is a method of body conditioning that incorporates a system of stretching and strengthening exercises. Students will be expected to participate in a series of Pilates exercises each class session. Students will experience muscle tone, improved posture, and improved flexibility and balance creating a more streamlined shape.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)


Lab: 22


Systems: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. After completing this course the student will have practical knowledge of Pilates and be able to apply its principles as they relate to the following:
    • Improved blood flow
    • Stress reduction
    • Grace of movement
    • Increased coordination
    • Supportive core muscle structure
    • Increased strength.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Principles of Pilates
  2. Breathing exercises for stress management
  3. Postures for increased strength
  4. Postures for increased coordination
  5. Postures for grace of movement
  6. Exercises/postures for improved blood flow.