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To stay current in the massage therapy profession, research literacy is essential. Learn to read, evaluate and critique research, and to adapt these skills to write your own article.

Reading a Research Article was first presented on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the AMTA 2014 National Convention. This course is presented with video and contains a downloadable PowerPoint presentation in PDF format that can be used to complement the videos.


When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of a research article.
  • Describe tactics to read a research article.
  • Identify methods used to evaluate a research article.
  • Describe how to use the evaluation of a research article to critique it.

About the author(s)

Albert Moraska is the Research Section Editor for the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and has authored many peer-reviewed research manuscripts. He has extensive experience reviewing, critiquing and writing scientific literature.

Course Expiration

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.

Course Approval Codes

MS #201


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.


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