Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness


5 CE Hours


Learn about common cardiopulmonary symptoms and causes; cardiopulmonary medications and cardiopulmonary indications and contraindications for specific massage techniques. The information in this course is clearly stated and applicable to general practitioners as well as those who work in specialty practices.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn about a wide variety of cardiopulmonary disorders, including assessment, common signs and symptoms, contraindications and indications
  • Recognize when to refer to other health care professionals
  • Discover specific techniques, positioning and hygiene practices for clients with cardiopulmonary problems

Course Reviews

T. Beyjo Gunnell, LMT

This course was extremely informative, not only for understanding possible medical issues with clients but for personal reasons as well, having known so many people affected by many of these diagnoses.

Pamela S. Clark, LMT, BCTMB

The age old question: What do you know about what you don't know? This is material I will re-read and keep close at hand, and share with my clients. There is just so much to understand and know from the physiological side---it over taxes the mind with just how fascinating the body is and how marvelous it all works together to create homeostasis. So glad I stumbled on this course.

Maryjane Michaud O'Connor, LMT

I found this course to be extremely helpful. It's easy to get complacent after comfortably working with many clients for 27 years without incident. As I age, so do many of my regular clients. I would highly recommend this course to colleagues as an invaluable refresher.

P. Benson, LMP, AMTA

Extremely relevant information and topics. A delight to find such informative information on such advanced subjects.

E. Allen, LMT

I always study with a marker in hand and highlight all useful information. My whole course is now a glowing yellow! Your course is excellent!

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  • Manual - 50 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to complete this program online please select the "Fully Online Materials and Test" 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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