FAQ/ Professional Associations

Choosing the correct course is a big decision and we fully understand that. So here are a few links that may be informative and help you to find the right outcome for your next stage in life and your ongoing career progression.

Professional Associations

These are some of the most closely affiliated Professional Associations in Pilates, Exercise Science and Movement Therapy- our primary areas of training.   Tensegrity Training maintains a status as an Education Body with a high level of professional membership in each of these associations- providing our students with eligibility for membership and the ability to obtain ongoing professional development by taking our Short Courses and Qualifications.

Many of our graduates additionally choose to become members of one or more of these associations, or to maintain their membership by taking ongoing professional development with Tensegrity Training.   Each of these associations has a unique focus, different requirements for membership and also guidelines surrounding the yearly training recommended to maintain active status.

We encourage all graduates to make informed choices about joining and can recommend that membership is a great way to engage with fellow practitioners and constantly improve on skills and knowledge at a professional level:

The Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA)

The mission of the PAA is to advance the interests of the Pilates industry and its practitioners, and promote the discipline to the public and other health professionals.

There are several membership levels including: Associate, Matwork and Full memberships which are renewed annually.  Members are required to completed additional Professional Development every two years for Full and Matwork members.

It is PAA policy to encourage all members to work towards full membership of the association and to be fully qualified in both matwork and apparatus instruction in the Pilates Method.

The Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA)

The Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA)

Whether you have completed a course from another organisation or you have completed an APMA accredited course, becoming a member is a valuable asset and important part of your professional life. Membership allows you to keep abreast of industry news via our quarterly newsletter, receive The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, keep growing your skills and developing your knowledge with our continuing education workshops and biannual National Workshop Tour and biannual Internationally flavoured Conference.

There are several membership levels including: Associate, Student and Four Levels of Professional membership which are renewed annually.  Members are required to completed additional Continuing Education at the higher membership levels.

The Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA)

Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Founded in 1991, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), is a professional organisation which is committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners.

ESSA’s vision is to enhance performance, health and well-being through the science of exercise and sport.  And ESSA’s mission is to
lead and promote the excellence in exercise and sports science for the benefits of society and the professions.

Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA)

The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA) is the recognised professional body for dance movement therapy in Australasia. It sets the standards for Professional, Provisional Professional and Associate levels of membership, training and supervision. The DTAA also warmly welcomes General and Student members.

The DTAA promotes the growth, development and recognition of the dance movement therapy profession in Australasia.

There are five categories of DTAA membership including General Members, Student Members, Professional Members and Provisional Professional Member.  The latter two are practitioners that the DTAA recognises as dance movement therapists.

The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA)