Advanced Anatomy & Pathology

18 CE Hours

Choose an enrollment option:

10 Reviews = Most popular
  • Description
  • Student Reviews 10
  • Video
  • Materials
  • Approvals


Explore the various systems of the body while examining common conditions and illnesses so you can then more effectively help your clients. Knowledge of pathology helps you as a bodywork professional, to know when massage is contraindicated and when to refer your clients to another health care provider.

Through this video- and text-based course, you will be able to familiarize yourself with the common conditions and illnesses you may encounter.

Musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine and digestive system disorders are investigated. Some of the afflictions discussed in the course include: fibromyalgia syndrome, spasms and cramps, strains and sprains, joint disorders, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated disc, thoracic outlet syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, headaches and seizure disorders, heart conditions, and bronchitis.

Student Reviews

Wow! This is the best CE class I have ever taken! I really thought I knew my anatomy well, and I did, but I had a very poor understanding of pathologies. I have the Merck manual and it doesn't begin to illuminate the massage relevance as your text does. I will always refer to this book, and I thank you, thank you, thank you for this reference guide. I couldn't tell you enough positive!

- L. Vick, LMT

Both the CD Rom and DVD were fabulous tools for those of us who are visual. What a great reference manual!

- D. Kelleher, LMT

Finally a complete book especially designed for massage therapists and bodyworkers. The material in the book was amazing, detailed and very informative. I will be using the textbook daily for my geriatric clients. Thank you for the mental stimulation and the challenging quiz. I enjoyed this course tremendously.

- D. Gifford, NCMT, AMTA

Very detailed and also very informative on the types of massage that are indicated for different disease/symptoms. This is the first text that has so much valuable information categorized by disease. This will be a valued reference for many years.

- D. Jenkins, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP

I was pleasantly surprised with the textbook! This book is loaded with valuable information with an "easy to comprehend" text. Wonderful material - I will strongly recommend it to my coworkers.

- S. Johnson, LMT, NCTMB

The information was easy to comprehend and well organized. I will definitely use your service to renew my license in the future. Thank you for providing a great home study.

- J. Dupoux, LMT

I am in the business of cosmetology and massage education. I am very impressed with this course. It has helped me in my massage practice as well as in the classroom. I will definitely be looking at the other courses this site offers.

- S. Steele, LMT, NCTMB

The course was very helpful and allowed me to complete in my own time.

- Stephanie Juarez, LMT

Being able to print out the test in advance and use to study the relevant chapters was awesome! I also feel like you did an outstanding job testing from every section. I can use the DVD as an overview or review with my class since I teach Pathology and Anatomy and Physiology! I enjoyed it very much. Thanks.

- Kathryn R. Donnelly, LMT

Great course. Learned so much.

- Angela Rondinella, LMT


  • DVD - 74 minutes
  • Text - 672 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

Back to top

Students enrolling in this course also enrolled in: