Massage Therapy CEs | Diversity, Ethics & HIV Courses
Communicable Diseases & HIV
Continuing education CEs available: 3
Course classification: Cognitive (course materials consist of concepts related to massage therapy but do not teach a specific hands-on modality)
Approved by: Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.
- Package Options for Florida Therapists: Therapists relocating to Florida need three courses: 1) 10 hour Florida Laws & Rules, 2) Prevention of Medical Errors, and 3) Communicable Diseases/HIV for Massage Therapists. You can take all three of these courses for a discount by enrolling in our Florida New Therapists package. For therapists renewing their Florida license, we offer a Florida Renewal Package.
- Package Options for Maryland Therapists: This course is one of three mandated courses for Maryland renewal requirements. To enroll in all three courses at a discount savings, please see our Maryland Package HERE.
Testing: You complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your own certificate. To see how our online courses and testing work, we invite you to take our free sample course.
Course Materials: Communicable Diseases and HIV, by Judith Koch
Course Description: This course is a required course for Florida, Maryland, and Missouri licensees, and is accepted by the NCBTMB as part of your general hours. It covers the biological laws of disease, the body's defenses to disease, and the stages of disease development. You will be able to identify the symptoms, type of pathogen, and modes of transmission for nine common communicable disease, and identify prevention and sanitation techniques to prevent the spread of disease.
Review of the Disease Process in General
Pathology of Communicable Diseases
Pathology of Non-Communicable Diseases
Specific Disease Facts
- Athlete's Foot
- Common Cold
- Hepatitis A - G
- Strep Throat
Prevention and Sanitation
Resources: World Health Organization Fact Sheets
Attention Florida & Georgia licensees: Institute of Somatic Therapy will report your hours to CE Broker ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us before you take the online test. We generally report on a weekly basis, and more frequently as the renewal deadline approaches.
Student Comments: "I have been a holistic therapist for the last 27 years and have invested a lot of money in furthering my education. Some courses were worth it...many others weren't. I love the courses you offer not only because there is so much to choose from but also because all is actually applicable! So many times I have taken courses and half of what was being taught had absolutely no relevance. Your courses are of high quality and they are relevant - that's the most important aspect for me. I know I'll be back for more :) Cheers, Gabriela Eikeland" Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. Courses Gabriela has taken: Manual Lymph Massage, Prenatal Fundamentals, Prenatal Techniques, Spa Fundamentals, Communicable Diseases
"I love your classes! =) They aren't flimsy and weak like some at-home CEU credit courses." Dulcie Marshall, Saranac Lake, NY. Courses Dulsie has completed: Low Back Disorders; Ethics of Touch; Anatomy Fascial Lines and Communicable Diseases
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Are your online courses downloadable to my computer? You must be logged in on our website to view at least some of the course materials. Many of our courses do have downloadable files.
Will your online courses work on my phone, tablet, or other device? Yes. Since technology continues its rapid pace forward, it is impossible for us to provide a current and complete list of all devices on which our courses will work. We invite you to take our free sample course so that you can personally test if the online content and streaming video work on your device.
Can I print the online courses if I want a hard copy? Most browsers allow you to print screen shots of any web page you visit but often the formatting leaves much to be desired. If you prefer hard copies, you are much better off with the “by mail” version if that is available for the course you are taking.
Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience? Yes. We provide a study guide with this course that has the test questions and answer choices. You can print it off and work on it as you study. When you are ready to take the test, you will log into the system and supply your answers to the test questions.
What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge.
Is online testing the only testing option you have available? If you enroll online, you will automatically be set up to take the online exam. If you prefer to have a paper test you can submit the study guide by following the instructions on the bottom of the study guide. There is a $20 fee for processing paper testing, which includes the premium, gold-embossed sealed certificate. (Online testers have the option to purchase a premium certificate for $15).
Can I review the course materials after I’ve completed the test? Yes. Even after completing the online test, you will always have the option to log back in to access the course materials, print another certificate, or review your test results.
Do you report our course completions to the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, or any other agencies? None of these agencies have a method for us to report to them on your behalf. They prefer that you provide the evidence of CEs that their renewal process details.
The graphic shown above was provided by www.hiv.gov. The Institute of Somatic Therapy has not independantly verified the information it contains.
To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, you can email us through the "contact" link above. Thank you.