Massage Therapy CEs | Diversity, Ethics & HIV Courses
Diversity and Cultural Awareness
Massage Therapy Continuing Education CEs available: 1
Classification of CEs: Diversity and Cultural Training (Maryland). At this time, the NCBTMB does not have a "Diversity" category, so they count it as "other".
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.
- $12 for online course and test.
- $27 plus shipping for course materials by mail and online test. When enrolling for materials by mail, you still have instant access to the online version. The hard copy will be mailed within 1 - 3 business days of enrollment. Mailed material consists of our bound student handout. Any PDF files attached to the online course will not be included. You may print them yourself if you want a hard copy. This course also has links to online articles or videos that are best accessed through the online version of the course.
Maryland Massage Therapists - Please note: We also offer a Maryland Package that includes this 1 CE course in Diversity and Cultural Awareness, 3 hours of Boundary Setting ethics and 3 hours of Communicable Diseases/HIV for $49, a savings of $22 over the tuition if all three courses are taken individually. You can find it by clicking HERE. This offer is not retroactive. If you enroll in each individual course separately, no discount or refund can be given at a later time.
Testing: You complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your own certificate.
Course Materials: Diversity and Cultural Awareness, by Judith Koch
Course Description: This online massage therapy CEU course looks at diversity and cultural awareness in an employment and massage therapist setting. The course covers statistics regarding diversity within the massage industry, definitions of numerous relevant terms, areas of focus for diversity training within an organization, statistics from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a detailed look at the six major reason for EEOC complaints, and various cultural attitudes regarding elements of touch, such as common verbal and physical greetings, eye contact, and personal space.After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Define relevant terms, including: diversity, culture, race, ethnicity, tolerance, assimilation, stereotype, prejudice, discrimination, racism
- Explain the purpose of diversity training, and understand the current state of diversity within the massage therapy industry in America
- List the most common reasons for discrimination lawsuits
- Explain differences among various cultures related to touch
This course satisfies the State of Maryland requirement for 1 CE in Diversity and Cultural Awareness.
Attention Georgia and Florida licensees: Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us. You can verify your license information by logging into your account and reviewing your information. If your license is not shown there, please select “edit” to include it.
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.
To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, please go to the "contact" link above. Thank you.