Infectious Disease: Hepatitis


2 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Fully Online Materials and Test
  • Materials and Test Shipped to You


With over 6 million Americans infected with one or more forms of viral hepatitis, practitioners must understand the impact this growing problem has on both their clients and their practice.

Learn about the history, etiology and pathophysiology of hepatitis, as well as how to differentiate between several viral hepatitis types, their associated symptoms, modes of transmission, preventive measures, treatments and risks. Of particular value to massage therapists are the guidelines pertaining to Universal Precautions; including hand washing, laundering and equipment sanitization. Also covered are common misconceptions, conventional therapeutic options and alternative treatments for viral hepatitis.

By learning about viral hepatitis, this two credit course meets the increased demand for knowledgeable practitioners administering safe and cognizant bodywork on all clients.

Course Reviews

Carter Beckett, LMT

This is truely an interesting, comprehensive. and informative course. I recommend this class to all complementary health care providers, as well as anyone who interested in this disease and it's prevention.

Bernadette Carlton, LMT

The information is thorough and to the point. It is presented in a easily readable way. It serves to restore my awareness of communicable diseases and the many ways we can encounter and also avoid the proliferation of them. The statistics and science, although dry and not easy to retain for me, creates a marker of progress that medicine has made to fight these insidious and very distinct viruses.

Ernest Cormier, LMT

Really up to date information and I especially liked the inclusion of non - medical approaches for support for Hepatitis (i.e. Especially positive and negative Vitamins & Herbs). Very thorough massage and HIV section. Good Info, Thanks.

Lori Kelly, NCTMB

This course was full of information that is valuable to the lay person as well as people in the healthcare industry. It is especially pertinent to massage therapists who are coming into contact with people on a daily basis. I found this course very easy to understand and it was written in non-technical terms so that is was engaging and useful.

N. Poist, LMT

I was impressed with the detailed information about hepatitis and how much I did not fully know about the various types of hepatitis.

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  • Manual - 21 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to complete this program online please select the "Materials: Available online + Test: Available 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.

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