Dancing Thru Pregnancy: Training History & Objectives
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Latest update on this page: December 2017.
Latest Study Course Research update: January 2018.
HOW TO BECOME A Dancing Thru Pregnancy® Pre/postnatal TEACHER
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your registration e-form (required)
1. Basic DTP® Teacher Training & Certification: US$175.
Basic DTP® Pre/postnatal Fitness Teacher Training. For this Practicum you receive: PDF of the DTP Workbook and private YouTube channel video access. For those with pregnancy/postpartum health and fitness backgrounds, this is adequate training. After reading and viewing materials, trainees submit short video segments of themselves presenting class material for review. Satisfactory videos lead to DTP Certification and permission to teach the classes. 4.5 Contact hours. Assistance to obtain continuing education credits with fitness, nursing, medical, childbirth or public health professional organizations is available. Course content.
2. Study Course & Exam Certification: US$125.
For those who need educational background in pre/postnatal health and fitness, a study course and exam are available. 12 contact hours. Assistance with CEUs available for this course. Course content.
3. Brand Identification with Trademark License: US$250.
For those interested in extensive “How to” business skills for Teachers and Program Administrators. Class preparation and business model emphasized. Video consulting available. More Information.
1: Register and Pay for Basic Training via PayPal with account or credit card. Contact email@example.com to receive your registration e-form (required). Receive your PDF study guide workbook and follow the outline of reading and video viewing.
2: Register and Pay for Study Course via PayPal. Take the exam within 6 weeks of registration. Must pass exam (78%) for certificate.
3: Brand your program by purchasing a Trademark License. Includes extensive additional training and dealing with the idiosyncrasies of the pre/postnatal market. Advice based on experience of running successful operations for over four decades through numerous market shifts and technology innovations in communications.
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FAQs About Becoming a Teacher in Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness
1. What will this certification qualify me to teach?
Certified DTP teachers can work with:
2. What about Continuing Education credit?
The Basic practicum training provides 4.5 contact hours and the study course with exam provides 12 contact hours. Certificates are accepted by many fitness and health care professional groups, including ACSM, ACE, ICEA, ACNM, AWHONN and others.
3. What is the purpose of the Study Course & Exam?
It is designed to ensure that potential teachers have a solid grasp of the physiology of pregnancy and the postpartum period, so that they can make safe and effective decisions about what and how to teach for this population.
Those with little or no practical experience in fitness or dance are not encouraged to become an instructor until they are active and have knowledge of anatomy and exercise terms, and some experience teaching movement.
|4. What is the purpose of the Video “How To”?
This is the “hands on” aspect of training. It ensures that teachers can safely teach Mind/Body work, Strength and Flexibility work, and Cardio/Aerobic work. Potential teachers have access to video segments to learn skills unique for this population and how to lead exercises in each component area.
5. How do I actually put my program together, teach and market it?
Some individuals/businesses already have sufficient experience to do this on their own. Others need to learn this or want additional information on program development specific for the pre/post population. We provide this guidance as part of the Trademark licensing procedure.
Teachers receive class procedures and planning worksheets. Administrators receive guidelines for class scheduling, public relations, time and budget estimates and worksheets. The Trademark option also carries advantages in terms of visibility and credibility.
Additional assistance for marketing and program administration are available on a consulting basis.
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LET’S REVIEW THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES!
1. Select appropriate fee and pay via PayPal (above).
2. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address, phone, email and interest in registering for the teacher training and we will follow up with your e-registration form (required). PTPN members add your membership number.
3. As soon as we have confirmation from PayPal, the course materials are emailed out.
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What do teachers say about their work and their training
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