Physical fitness can be an important part of self-care for massage therapists-and may even be helpful in understanding the practice of massage. This session will cover key concepts in physical fitness including the functions, responses and adaptations of body systems to exercise. Topics such as body composition and weight management will also be included within the scope of massage therapy practice.
At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Distinguish between the different health components of physical fitness;
- Describe the physical and mental benefits of increased activity;
- Review the basics of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as relating to the functions, responses and adaptations of body systems to exercise;
- Identify and apply various exercise training methods and techniques;
- Explain the relevance of physical fitness for effective self-care and its role within the scope of massage therapy practice.
Dr. Nina Cherie Franklin is a healthy living coach and consultant, clinical massage therapist, speaker and author with over 20 years of industry experience. Holding multiple degrees and certifications in exercise science, nutrition and rehabilitation, she has worked in commercial fitness and corporate wellness, academia and the nonprofit sectors.
Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.
Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.
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This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission
of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy
regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.
Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over