Expand your understanding of massage therapy research through AMTA's online and in-person continuing education!
From online video CE to in-person instruction, we offer a variety of ways to access current massage research and fulfill the research requirement for NCBTMB Board Certification renewal.
Massage Research Online Courses
Reading a Research Article: VIDEO | 3 CE Credits
To stay current in the massage therapy profession, research literacy is essential. Learn to read, evaluate and critique a research article, and adapt these skills to write an article. This CE course is presented with video and contains a downloadable PowerPoint presentation. Register now »
New! Research on and Treatment of Diabetes | 2 CE Credits
Review information on diabetes that focuses on research for new approaches and the science behind them. Take a look at how kidney disease, stress and retinopathy affect and are affected by diabetes, and get tips on how massage therapists can connect and communicate with health care workers. Register now »
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In-person Massage Research Continuing Education
The AMTA 2017 National Convention—September 14-16 in Pasadena, Califronia—features research-focused massage therapy CE, developed in partnership with the Massage Therapy Foundation.
Current Research: Massage & Pain | 2 CE Credits
Instructors: Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier III, MD & Jerrilyn Cambron, PhD
Pain is a major public health concern, significantly affecting the quality of life of approximately 100 million Americans. The Samueli Institute, with funding by the Massage Therapy Foundation and support from AMTA, conducted a systematic review and metanalysis of published science on massage and pain. Review important findings on the impact of massage therapy for chronic pain, cancer-related pain and surgical pain.
Expert Panel: Research in the Massage Therapy Profession | 4 CE Credits
Instructors: Ann Blair Kennedy & Albert Moraska
Hear about the latest in massage therapy research from high caliber researchers working in the field. Learn about the impact research has on the massage therapy profession, and hear from the Massage Therapy Foundation practitioner case report winner.
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Reserve Your Spot at the Largest Event in the Massage Therapy Profession
When you register for the AMTA 2017 National Convention this June you'll receive a free AMTA Self-Care Kit. All you have to do is register for the full convention before June 30 and we’ll send you a kit!
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