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Healthy moms create healthy babies, healthy families, and help build healthy communities. As a certified pregnancy fitness instructor and/or program director, you can take the lead in developing healthy moms, babies, and communities.

POTENTIAL TEACHERS | HEALTH & FITNESS PROFESSIONALS

Through our Study Course, Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy pro­vides a sol­id evi­dence-based pro­gram in pre- and post­na­tal fit­ness. Focused on mind/body, car­dio, strength, flex­i­bil­i­ty, and spe­cial exer­cis­es dur­ing preg­nan­cy, teacher train­ing builds teach­ing skills specif­i­cal­ly designed to enhance your clients’ child-bear­ing expe­ri­ence by help­ing moms-to-be stay active dur­ing preg­nan­cy and after child­birth.


The high­est pri­or­i­ty for Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy is insur­ing that teach­ers lead safe, effec­tive, and enjoy­able class­es that cul­ti­vate a healthy and sup­port­ive lifestyle for expec­tant moth­ers in their com­mu­ni­ties.

Since 1984, Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy has pro­vid­ed basic cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion for group fit­ness instruc­tors, dance and yoga teach­ers, per­son­al train­ers, exer­cise phys­i­ol­o­gists, mid­wives, obste­tri­cians, ortho­pe­dists, move­ment spe­cial­ists, phys­i­cal ther­a­pists and oth­er allied health pro­fes­sion­als.

Health­care providers and allied health pro­fes­sion­als use our train­ing to learn about appro­pri­ate exer­cise pre­scrip­tions, assess­ments and sup­port for this impor­tant pop­u­la­tion of women who are active in preg­nan­cy; pro­vid­ing a link to improv­ing pub­lic health.


FOR DTP CERTIFIED TEACHERS


***NEW*** Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy offers a Teach­ers Forum on Google+, open only to our cer­ti­fied teach­ers. The Teach­ers Forum is a forum for dis­cus­sions, shar­ing ideas about class­es, mar­ket­ing tips, and shared chore­og­ra­phy videos. Please note: you do not need a gmail or Google account to join the online forum.

In addi­tion to the Teach­ers Forum , cer­ti­fied teach­ers have access to join ongo­ing updates in the field and face­time with the Direc­tor of Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy to assist with your devel­op­ment in becom­ing a cer­ti­fied teacher in preg­nan­cy fit­ness.

Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy cer­ti­fied teach­ers’ pro­grams are list­ed in our Find a Class or Train­er sec­tion. If you are already a cer­ti­fied preg­nan­cy fit­ness instruc­tor, be sure to keep your list­ing cur­rent and active on the DTP web­site.

CLICK HERE for Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Oppor­tu­ni­ties and Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Renewals. Renewals should occur every two years.


FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPERS & PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy is avail­able to help you deter­mine if, when, and how to start a new pre- and post­par­tum fit­ness pro­gram in your com­mu­ni­ty. To find out what type of pro­gram is appro­pri­ate in your set­ting, go to our Start a Pro­gram page.


As edu­ca­tors, Danc­ing Thru Pregnancy’s goal is to help indi­vid­u­als, groups, facil­i­ties, and insti­tu­tions bring safe, effec­tive, state-of-the-art pro­grams to as many women and infants as pos­si­ble. We are avail­able to assist you in devel­op­ing a suc­cess­ful pro­gram with your local clien­tele.


Some pro­grams become licensed Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy sites, where instruc­tors fol­low DTP’s trade­marked and copy­right­ed pro­ce­dures, using our cur­ricu­lum and mate­ri­als. Oth­er sites use Danc­ing Thru Pregnancy’s assis­tance to improve or update their exist­ing pro­grams or devel­op new pro­grams of their own.


Danc­ing Thru Preg­nan­cy is proud to have helped sev­er­al well-known pro­grams get their start by train­ing the founders, as well as pro­vid­ing con­sult­ing or advis­ing ser­vices. Some of those groups include: Bel­ly-N-Kicks, Baby Boot Camp, Birth Danc­ing, Stroller Strides, Fit4Mom, Fif­teen to Fit preg­nan­cy, Bel­ly Queen, Expect­ing Fit­ness, Pre­na­tal Dance Fit­ness, Bel­ly Cat, OmMa­ma and many more.