Centralised Exams – in Auckland

Please note: You have 12 months from the completion of your Principles Online (PO) to complete your Certification Exam.* All logbook hours, face to face weekends and assignments must also have been completed.

MAT EXAM – AUCKLAND 5 APRIL 2024

The Mat Certification exam consists of two parts:

    • A 70-min online multiple choice exam consisting of 50 questions (50 points) – which you can complete from your own home
    • Participation in a mock mat class. During this practical section the candidate both teaches a portion of a mat class and demonstrates their exercise performance as a student in a class of 6-10 candidates. Candidates will be evaluated on exercise modification, sequencing, accuracy, verbal and tactile cueing and the quality of the instruction. (50 points)

The practical portion of the exam lasts approximately one hour, and the exact schedule for the day will be communicated closer to the time but allow for 8am-5pm. The entire exam is worth a total of 100 points.

The candidate will need to achieve an 80% pass mark on both written and theory sections of the exam.

Exam Fees of $425 (incl. GST) are not included in the Course Fees. Please note that an automatic credit card surcharge of 3% gets added when you pay via Visa or Mastercard.

REFORMER EXAM – AUCKLAND 7 June 2024

The Reformer Certification exam consists of two parts:

    • A 70-min online multiple choice exam consisting of 50  questions (50 points) – which you can complete from your own home
    • Participation in a mock Reformer class. During this practical section the candidate both teaches a portion of a mat class and demonstrates their exercise performance as a student in a class of 6-10 candidates. Candidates will be evaluated on exercise modification, sequencing, accuracy, verbal and tactile cueing and the quality of the instruction. (50 points)

The practical portion of the exam lasts approximately one hour, and the exact schedule for the day will be communicated closer to the time but allow for 8am-5pm. The entire exam is worth a total of 100 points.

The candidate will need to achieve an 80% pass mark on both written and theory sections of the exam.

Exam Fees of $450 (incl. GST) are not included in the Course Fees. Please note that an automatic credit card surcharge of 3% gets added when you pay via Visa or Mastercard.

COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO & REHAB EXAMS – AUCKLAND 5 APRIL 2024

The Comprehensive Certification exam consists of two parts:

    • An online exam consisting of the following three sections:
        • Multiple Choice
        • Case Study
        • Exercise Plan
    • A practical one-on-one demonstration of theoretical knowledge, exercise mastery, movement teaching skills and problem solving skills with an oral defence (50 points). Students can book an “appointment slot” for this practical teaching assessment: either at 8am, 10am, or 12pm – enquire about available slots by registering below.

The online portion of the exam lasts approximately two hours in total and can be completed from your own home, whilst the practical portion lasts approximately one hour. The entire exam is worth a total of 150 points.

The candidate will need to achieve an 80% pass mark on both the online and theory sections of the exam.

The Comprehensive examination tests depth of knowledge, skills and ability to facilitate movement in the Pilates-evolved environment. It is designed to establish an essential level of skill, with emphasis on safety and competence, and evaluates cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains as they pertain to movement analysis, problem solving and treatment planning.

The oral defence addresses theory, adaptations to pathology, contraindications and precautions associated with treatment planning in the Pilates-evolved environment.

Exam Fees of $530 (incl. GST) are not included in the Course Fees.

Please note that an automatic credit card surcharge of 3% gets added when you pay via Visa or Mastercard.

Exam Prep Tutorial

Jo Hutley, Polestar Educator and Examiner, is running pre-exam ONLINE Zoom tutorials that are designed to prepare Polestar Mat, Reformer and Studio/Rehab students for the theory component of their upcoming Polestar exams.

The following two Zoom tutorials are scheduled:

    • PART I: THEORY/MULTIPLE CHOICE  
    • PART II: PROGRAM DESIGN

PART I: THEORY/MULTIPLE CHOICE – 15 March ’24 – 3.30 to 5.30pm

This 2-hour tutorial will help you focus your revision and prepare you for your certification exam.

We will cover the following topics:

    • History of Pilates
    • Theory / Principles review
    • Applying the theory to exercises
    • Fitness screening revision (brief)
    • Programme design
    • Hints for answering multiple choice questions
    • Practical exam structure and marking

PART II: PROGRAM DESIGN – 22 March ’24

    • Studio/Comprehensive group: 3.30 – 4.30pm
    • Reformer & Mat Class group: 5.00 – 6.00pm

In both groups we will go over program design to help with your Case Study and Exercise Plan (Studio/Comprehensive), or Class Design (Reformer & Mat) sections of your exam. This is to refine your program design for the exam. Each tutorial will last one hour.

For both tutorials you will have worksheets to complete before the actual tutorial so please register early!

Please note that if you or we feel that you need some extra help after the tutorial, then we will recommend some extra mentoring.

If you have already done the tutorial before then you could opt to do the program design section only for your exam (as this will be different to previous tutorials).  If this is your preferred option, please let us know via email.

The cost is $120 for both PART I and PART II combined (incl. GST).

Please note that an automatic credit card surcharge of 3% gets added when you pay via Visa or Mastercard.

Please Note

* You have 12 months from the completion of your last module to complete your Certification Exam. If due to extenuating circumstances you need to complete your Exam later than 12 months, please contact us to apply for an extension. If you do not complete your Certification Exam within the set timeframe, you will need to complete the entire Series all over again, at a 50% discount of the course fee.

Registration Policies

Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our Registration Policies (incl. Cancellations and Transfers) on this page before you register.

Help with ONLINE registration system

If you need help with our online registration system, please CLICK HERE.

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Reformer Exam – AUCKLAND Friday 25 March 2022

The Reformer Certification exam consists of two parts:

  • A one-hour written exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions (50 points)

  • Participation in a mock Reformer class. During this practical section the candidate both teaches a portion of a mat class and demonstrates their exercise performance as a student in a class of 6-10 candidates. Candidates will be evaluated on exercise modification, sequencing, accuracy, verbal and tactile cueing and the quality of the instruction. (50 points)

 

The written portion of the exam lasts approximately 1.5 hours in total and the practical lasts approximately one hour. The entire exam is worth a total of 100 points.

 

The candidate will need to achieve an 80% pass mark on both written and theory sections of the exam.

Exam Fees of $420 (incl. GST) are not included in the Course Fees. Please note that an automatic credit card surcharge of 2% gets added when you pay via Visa or Mastercard.

   

Mat Exam – AUCKLAND Friday 11 March 2022

The Mat Certification exam consists of two parts:

  • A one-hour written exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions (50 points)

  • Participation in a mock mat class. During this practical section the candidate both teaches a portion of a mat class and demonstrates their exercise performance as a student in a class of 6-10 candidates. Candidates will be evaluated on exercise modification, sequencing, accuracy, verbal and tactile cueing and the quality of the instruction. (50 points)

 

The written portion of the exam lasts approximately 1.5 hours in total and the practical lasts approximately one hour. The entire exam is worth a total of 100 points.

 

The candidate will need to achieve an 80% pass mark on both written and theory sections of the exam.

Exam Fees of $395 (incl. GST) are not included in the Course Fees. Please note that an automatic credit card surcharge of 2% gets added when you pay via Visa or Mastercard.

   

Comprehensive Studio & Rehab Exams – AUCKLAND Thursday 7 April OR Friday 8 April 2022

You will need to let us know as soon as possible, as to which day you select to sit your Comprehensive Exam. Choose between either Thursday or Friday.

The Comprehensive Certification exam consists of three parts:

  • A written exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions (50 points)

  • A case study with written problem solving (50 points)

  • A practical one-on-one demonstration of theoretical knowledge, exercise mastery, movement teaching skills and problem solving skills with an oral defence (50 points)

 

The written portion of the exam (parts 1 and 2) lasts approximately two hours in total, and part 3 lasts approximately one hour. The entire exam is worth a total of 150 points.

The candidate will need to achieve an 80% pass mark on both written and theory sections of the exam.

The Comprehensive examination tests depth of knowledge, skills and ability to facilitate movement in the Pilates-evolved environment. It is designed to establish an essential level of skill, with emphasis on safety and competence, and evaluates cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains as they pertain to movement analysis, problem solving and treatment planning.

The oral defence addresses theory, adaptations to pathology, contraindications and precautions associated with treatment planning in the Pilates-evolved environment.

Exam Fees of $495 (incl. GST) are not included in the Course Fees.

Please note that an automatic credit card surcharge of 2% gets added when you pay via Visa or Mastercard.

To register for the Comprehensive Exam, click here – and you’ll be shown an email to Emily@Polestar NZ for you to complete and send




 

Exam Prep Tutorial

Jo Hutley, Polestar Educator, is running a pre-exam ONLINE Zoom tutorial on Friday 4 March 2022 between 4 and 6.30pm, so if you want to review your knowledge or prepare for the actual certification exam, this is THE tutorial to attend!

The tutorial, designed for a virtual format, is designed to prepare Polestar Mat, Reformer and Studio/Rehab students for the theory component of the upcoming Polestar exams.

We will cover the following topics:

  • History of Pilates

  • Theory/ Principles review

  • Applying the theory to exercises

  • Fitness screening revision

  • Programme design

  • Hints for answering multiple choice questions

  • Practical exam structure and marking

The cost is $75 for this 2.5-hour workshop (incl. GST).

   

Please Note

* You have 12 months from the completion of your last module to complete your Certification Exam. If due to extenuating circumstances you need to complete your Exam later than 12 months, please contact us to apply for an extension. If you do not complete your Certification Exam within the set timeframe, you will need to complete the entire Series all over again, at a 50% discount of the course fee.

Registration Policies

Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our Registration Policies (incl. Cancellations and Transfers) on this page before you register.



Help with MINDBODY ONLINE registration system

If you need help with our online registration system, please CLICK HERE.




  DO YOU HAVE POLESTAR EXAM QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK?

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