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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Anita Gauruča
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Medical Services; Medicine
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Sports Science; Sport Pedagogy


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


Anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, gymnastics and terminology.

Learning outcomes


As a result of mastering the study course, students will have acquired knowledge and:
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;
• is able to define in depth 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;
• be able to 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;
• be able to apply and demonstrate proper breathing techniques in Pilates programme;
• be able to evaluate and apply relaxation techniques in the training programme;
• be able to explain and motivate themselves and the client to Pilates;
• be able to create a workout programme for 15 minutes;
• be able to apply and implement 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 level, as well as correctly execute Pilates basic movements and their modifications by using Pilates basic principles of motion. The student must 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
Medicine, SSNMF9Master’sLimited choiceInese Kanneniece
Medicine, MF9Master’sLimited choiceKristiana Jansone
Medicine, SSNMFz10Master’sLimited choiceInese Kanneniece
Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Medicine, SSNMF10Master’sLimited choiceInese Kanneniece
Medicine, MF10Master’sLimited choice
Medicine, SSNMFz9Master’sLimited choiceInese Kanneniece