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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Anita Gauruča
Study type:Full time
Target audience:Public Health; Dentistry; Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Sports Science


To acquaint students with the Pilates method, to promote the formation of practical skills and abilities in the execution of the elements.


Anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, gymnastics and terminology.

Learning outcomes


Will define the concept of Pilates exercise method
• tell about the founder of the Pilates exercise system and describe the popularity of this method in the world;
• will be able to explain the Pilates exercise technique and the role of the "power band" in improving spinal health;
• define the six basic principles of the Pilates method;
• Identify the key factors that improve health in the Pilates program.


As a result of the study course the student will be able to:
• use Pilates exercises for health promotion and disease prevention;
• create a simple Pilates training programme for people of different ages and genders;
• choose and recommend the right exercises using the basic Pilates training principles;
• apply and demonstrate proper breathing techniques in Pilates programme;
• evaluate and apply relaxation techniques in the training programme;
• explain and motivate themselves and the client to Pilates;
• create a workout programme for 15 minutes;
• apply and execute Pilates exercises by applying Pilates principles.


Using the acquired knowledge and skills, students will be able to evaluate the proper Pilates exercise technique and the need to use it to improve health and physical fitness, as well as correctly execute Pilates basic movements and their modifications using Pilates basic principles of motion. The student should know and understand the theory, tasks and objectives of the Pilates exercise system.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSF9Master’sLimited choiceInese Kanneniece
Dentistry, ZF3Master’sLimited choiceKristiana Jansone, Anita Gauruča
Dentistry, ZF9Master’sLimited choiceKristiana Jansone, Anita Gauruča
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health, SVF4Bachelor’sLimited choiceAnita Gauruča, Kristiana Jansone
Public Health, SVF2Bachelor’sLimited choiceAnita Gauruča, Kristiana Jansone
Nutrition, RFU2Bachelor’sLimited choiceAnita Gauruča, Kristiana Jansone
Nutrition, RFU6Bachelor’sLimited choiceAnita Gauruča, Kristiana Jansone
Nutrition, RFUN6Bachelor’sLimited choiceAnita Gauruča
Dentistry, SSNSFz9Master’sLimited choiceInese Kanneniece