Standards Update

What are the 10 Educational Standards?​

The 10 Educational Standards are norms that serve as an objective basis by which schools can be approved. The 10 Educational Standards were developed by members of the Pilates Educators Group, by PMA Staff and by the PMA Board of Directors. By borrowing from existing accrediting and vocational school licensing models, these groups worked together to develop standards that are consistent with existing models and reflect specifics related to Pilates teacher training.

How and why are Standards updated?

In an effort to keep the 10 Educational Standards current and reflective of best practice, we periodically review them with the help of the Pilates Education Group and PSAP Approved Schools. This page offers an opportunity to review the latest changes and revisions to the Standards.

Schools have to meet these 10 Educational Standards and provide evidence in order to be approved by the PSAP.