Pilates For Kids & Teens – Online


Course Content

This online course can be accessed instantly in the comfort of your own home and is delivered by APPI Presenter Laura Harris. You will have unlimited access to the content, including course manual. Pilates equipment is not included and must be purchased separately. This is a new and exciting online course applying the APPI Pilates Method principles to different stages of child development. Physical activity in children helps to prevent obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer and ultimately improves musculoskeletal and bone health. This online course focuses on the use of Pilates through the key stages of children’s development. Presented by APPI’s Pediatric physical therapist Laura Harris this innovative workshop will focus on the normal development of the child and link that to the key stages of learning and development.

Key Stage 1: Year 4 – 7

Key Stage 2: Year 8 – 11

Key Stage 3: Year 12 – 16

A detailed program for each key stage will be presented along with class plans and a variety of ideas for an innovative and exciting program for children as they grow through the stages of development. A look into the understanding of normal child development and red flags for assessments along the way will be intertwined with the integral use of Pilates. Each stage has a different focus and goals for the child and this course will allow you to work confidently and competently with all age ranges.

Learning Objectives

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Apply APPI Pilates principles to each stage of child development
  • Understand the benefits of physical activity in kids and teens for prevention of childhood diseases
  • Understand the link between Pilates/Physical activity and musculoskeletal/bone health in children and the implications into adulthood
  • Ability to create a class plan for each of the 3 key stages of child/teen learning and development


Total viewing time = 3 hours 59 minutes

This online course is presented by APPI Pediatric Physical Therapist Laura Harris. 


0.00.00      Introduction from Laura Harris

0.00.19      Sample Class for Infants

0.29.33      Are Children just small adults?

0:48:11      What is Kids Pilates? (5 Key Elements)

01:13:11    Sample Class for Juniors

01.34.25    Benefits of Exercise & Age Group Specific Definitions

02:13:29    Sample Class for Seniors

02.39.41    Assessing the Child or Young Person

3:09:03      Review of the Program of Exercises

3:33:24      Class Planning & Workshop

3:45:48      Precautions & Mindfulness Workshop

Total Viewing Time: 3 hours 59 minutes 

This course is open to:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Certified Pilates Instructors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

In order to complete this course, we recommend that you have attended APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level One course or a 2 day Pilates Matwork course with a recognized Pilates training provider.

We recommend that you have the following equipment in order to get the most out of this online course:

  • 1 x Pilates Mat
  • 1 x 1 inch Head cushion (a towel can be used as an alternative)
  • 1 x 0.5 weighted ball
  • 1 x Swiss ball
Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants: This course is approved by the following:

  • 4 CCU’s by by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Approved Provider #2211050TX)*

“The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.”

Occupational Therapists/Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants: 4 Contact Hours.  AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 11485 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Athletic Trainers: APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 4 continued education hours for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086.

Personal Trainers/ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists APPI courses are not automatically approved by the NSCA, however if you would like to attend this course, you are able to self-submit received NSCA CEUs.

Exercise Physiologists ‘The ACSM Certification & Registry Department will recognize CECs, CMEs or CEUs awarded by other professional health and fitness or clinical organizations for attending their programs without it being pre-approved or endorsed by the ACSM Education Department. These are considered “non-ACSM endorsed programs.” You must obtain documentation from that organization verifying attendance and the number of CECs earned.’

If you require accreditation through another governing body or within another state, or require any further information please email info@appiamerica.com

“I particularly liked the variety of exercises and the ease of setting up a class.” -Physical Therapist | Colorado | 2019
Student Discounts
If you are a student, please email info@appiamerica.com for information on special discounted rates.

ADA Needs
We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email info@appiamerica.com.

Financial – All APPI presenters receive a speaking honorarium from APPI America.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists with the APPI Presenter for this course.