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Matwork Certification Exam

Matwork Certification Exam

Once you have booked your exam, please contact the APPI HQ to confirm your time and the exam that you are booking onto

Matwork Series (Allied Health Professionals)
Matwork Bridging Exam
Comprehensive Matwork Exam

Exam Overview
The Matwork Certification exam is open to those students who have completed the Matwork Series, the Comprehensive Matwork Pilates course and our Matwork Bridging course. Although each exam consists of two components; a practical exam and a theory exam, the exams differ depending on what course you have attended. The practical and theory exams are both an hour in duration and will cover everything taught in the Pilates Matwork courses and the recommended reading.

Please note: if you are taking the Comprehensive or Bridging Certification Exam, you will need to provide a body to act as you client for the duration of your exam.

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Exam Information

·         Gain a new career
·         Stand out in an interview
·         Start your own business
·         Work wherever and whenever you like
·         Increase your results with patients and clients
·         Gain a sporting team or corporate Pilates contract

APPI has spent years developing what is now recognised as the premier Pilates Rehabilitation program. By gaining a qualification as a Certified Pilates Instructor you are gaining an entire new career. In today’s world this qualification is just as valuable as a Physiotherapy degree. Many of our graduates are now running successful Pilates businesses, be it stand alone classes, studio’s or sporting and corporate contract work

The exam consists of 2 components. A practical exam and a theory exam. Although each exam consists of two components;  the exams differ depending on what course you have attended. The practical and theory exams are both an hour in duration and will cover everything taught in the Pilates Matwork courses and the recommended reading.

Theory Exam

The theory exam is a 60 minute multiple choice online test which you will have access to from one week before your practical exam to one week after your practical exam. The theory exam must be taken in one 60 minute session and you cannot pause or go back to the test once it has begun.The theory components that are assessed include:

– The Pilates principles
– The history of Joseph Pilates
– The fundamental research presenter in the course lectures
– The anatomy of the spinal stability muscles
– The classification of rehabilitation Pilates exercises
– The five stage model of segmental spinal stabilising retraining. 

The practical exam is a 60 minute exam. Further information will be sent to you based on the route of study you have taken.

Practical Exam

The Matwork Certification exam is open to those students who have completed the Matwork Series, the Comprehensive Matwork Pilates course and our Matwork Bridging course. 

Matwork Series Exam: you will be assigned a partner who will act as your client. You will then act as their client.  You will be assigned a clinical case study with 4 exercises to teach from the Matwork repertoire. The entire practical component will take 1 hour.

Matwork Comprehensive & Bridging Exam: you will be required to bring a body to act as your client. You will need to prepare your 30 minute Pilates 1:1 session based on your case study, you will also prepare an introduction, warm up, cool down & time for questions, the entire practical component will take 1 hour.

Once you have booked your exam, please contact the APPI HQ to confirm your time and the exam that you are booking onto

Matwork Series (Allied Health Professionals)
Matwork Bridging Exam 
Comprehensive Matwork Exam 

Matwork Series Exam 
In order to take the Matwork certification exam you must have attended Matwork Level 1-3 & completed your certification log book.

Comprehensive Matwork Exam 
In order to take the Comprehensive Matwork certification exam you must have attended all 6 modules and completed your certification log book. Please note you will need to bring a body along to your practical exam to act as your client.

Bridging Matwork Exam 
In order to take the Bridging Matwork certification exam you must have attended all 3 days of the course and completed your certification log book. Please note you will need to bring a body along to your practical exam to act as your client.

Please note 
All exam bookings are non refundable. 

It is not suitable for pregnant participants who are beyond the first trimester of their pregnancy to do the exam. If in doubt, please contact the APPI Head Office Team on 0345 370 2774.

If you wish to sit the Matwork Certification Exam from outside the UK, please follow the link below: INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAMS