Please note: These are general Merrithew™ Policies. Please refer to the specific course and facility policies when registering for instructor training at any of our licensed training facilities around the world.
Prospective Pregnant, Injured or Post Rehabilitation Participants
While it is considered safe and desirable to exercise during pregnancy and Pilates programs can be ideal in the recovery phase of injury, Merrithew courses can be quite demanding physically, and have not been tailored for pregnant or injured participants or those in a post rehabilitation phase.
For this reason, we are not able to accept course registrations from students who are knowingly pregnant or who are currently or recently injured. A major component of our courses is physical performance of all exercises. This necessitates that participants are injury-free, and able to participate fully, in order to fulfill this requirement.
Under certain circumstances, permission to participate may be granted for select workshop titles from our Post-Rehabilitation, Pre and Post-Natal, and Active for Life Specialty Tracks, as well as the Injuries and Special Populations course.
Extensions will be granted for those needing to earn CECs, at no additional cost. Requests for permission or extension must be submitted in writing to the Senior Program Director, Education at least 30 days prior to the workshop/course date and for CEC extensions. This allows us time to review and consider all factors as well as provide alternative recommendations in the event the request cannot be fulfilled. Please note that we receive a high volume of requests and those received less than 30 days prior to the workshop/course date will only be reviewed if time permits.
We allow auditing of the following courses if a student has previously taken them: IMP, IR, ICAD, ICHR, IBRL, AM, AR, ACAD, ACHR, ABRL, CMR, and CCCB. We also allow auditing of the ISP course if taken post-June 2007 to present and the RMR1, RMR2, RCCB1 and RCCB2 courses if taken post-June 2012. Please contact your closest Training Center if you are interested in auditing. We do not however, allow auditing of any Functional Anatomy Course, Foundation Courses and the workshops we offer (CEC / introductory) as the main goal of the workshops is continuing education and not certification.
Please note: Students are asked to remain silent and not participate in any group work/discussions, or ask questions during the course, unless otherwise directed by the Instructor Trainer.
Absenteeism & Make-up Hours
No time can be missed during any Foundation Course and there will be no make-up hours. If any of the course time is missed, the course must be re-taken.
Video or Audio Recording
Audio or video recordings of courses being taught is strictly prohibited. If there are exceptional circumstances that make this necessary, the student must apply for and receive express written permission from the Senior Program Director, Education and sign a contract restricting its use. This policy is to help us avoid any infringement on our intellectual property.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age to participate in any STOTT PILATES® course, workshop or examination.
Grievance and Appeals Process
Students who choose to submit a formal grievance regarding their education training may do so in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of the course or workshop completion. Grievances should include details regarding the specific situation, the desired resolution of the grievance, and any other relevant supporting information. All grievances will be attended to within 60 days of receipt.