Universal and Standard Precautions


3 CE Hours


Do you know how to guard yourself and your clients from infectious diseases? Learn how in this short and clear course.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify four pathogens responsible for communicable diseases.
  • Describe three routes used by pathogens to create contamination.
  • Explain the role of standard precautions for body-centered therapists in reducing the risk of pathogen transmission from contact, airborne and droplet sources of infection.
  • Recognize methods of transmission and signs and symptoms of common viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic communicable diseases.
  • Determine symptoms of communicable diseases where standard precautions must be followed as body-centered therapies are contraindicated.

Course Reviews

Patricia Rice, LMT

I really was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this course. I selected it because it is a topic we should review every few years, I did not expect to enjoy it and feel like I have a handy reference guide to go to with the charts in the course material. Excellent!

Joseph Pipkin, LMBT

Having worked in an institution for over 30 years, I found this course to be in-line with required information to work in this setting. An excellent job by Ms. Burch in developing and presenting the material in a manner that was easy to understand and incorporate into practice. Well done!

Sharon Genwright, LMBT

The course and it's contents were very well put together. I will recommend this course to the therapist in my office. We are currently in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak, the information here is extremely relevant.

William E. Laquale, LMT, NCTMB

Very useful for any health professional!

Jennifer Signaigo LMT

I loved being able to get this done at home at whatever pace i needed to go.

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  • Manual - 25 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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