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

Featured Reviews

Lots of great information, easy to understand. Convenient and affordable, didn't have to travel or spend a lot of money on a class.

- C. Weston, LMT

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

- P. Benson, LMP, AMTA

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!

- E. Allen, LMT

All of this information is extremely valuable to me, both personally and for my clients, most of whom are over the age of 70! Thanks for the clear presentation of complex and detailed information.

- Mary Bea McCaffray, LMP

Very informative.

- Kelly Green

Interesting and helpful.

- Jodi Wojciechowski, LMT, NCTMB

Excellent materials!

- Teresa Larsen, LMT

Great course.

- Mary Kelly McDermott, LMT, NCTMB

Excellent course.

- Greg Satorie, LMT

Lots of important information. I will be reviewing and making charts to assist during health history taking with clients.

- Jeanne Berger, LMT

This course was awesome. So much information that will be so helpful in my daily life as well as my practice.

- Connie Stewart-Sacks, LMT

Excellent materials!

- Danielle Doeing, LMT

Great course!

- Therese Emil, LMT, NCTMB

I really enjoyed this course and will definitely be able to use it in my daily work!

- Heather Hickman, LMT

Very clear. Shows IIHS has been hard at work refining and revising the material. And I learned a lot of new material.

- Efrom Rachim Baskin, LMT

Great course!

- Dondi Gasper, LMT, NCTMB

I loved this one! Challenging yet easy to follow and very informative.

- Kristy Jones, LMT

Much information to gain...great review as well.

- Colette Bomback, LMT

This course allowed me not only to review what I have already learned but to refresh my memory in matters that I might have forgotten.

- Patrisha Tinsley-Cordero, LMT

Great course.

- Andria Valent, LMP, NCTMB

I really liked this course.

- Anna Ostarly, LMT

I will appreciate having this information on hand to be more aware.

- Robin Alexander, LMP

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.

- Maryjane Michaud O'Connor, LMT

Really good course.

- Elizabeth Henry-Barlow, LMT, NCTMB

This course helped me grow as a massage therapist.

- Heidi Claridge

Excellent course for anyone. Good knowledge is working with an elderly client.

- Terry Debiaw, LMT

Lots of great anatomy!!! Great refresher and excellent information to use in my practice! Thank you!

- Robin Warren, LMT

This course was excellent!!!! Very important and enlightening. Thank you for providing great and informative courses.

- Nora Sasson, LMT

This course provided me with excellent information that will benefit me and my clients in my massage practice.

- Patrick Nicholson, LMT

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.

- Pamela S. Clark, LMT, NCTMB

The site for the Institute is very user friendly. The course was not as hard to navigate as I thought it would be. Overall I am pleased with the experience of this online training as well as the detailed instruction.

- Lucia Chan, LMT

Helpful course. Very detailed information about cardiopulmonary function and symptoms. Also interesting research findings and case presentations. Thanks !

- Bonnie Britton, LMT, NCTMB

A wonderful review of the cardiopulmonary system. Valuable information that will benefit my massage practice.

- Patricia Allwein, LMT

The information presented was up to date and very understandable to layman as well as professional. This gives appropriate information so that a discussion with a client regarding appropriate therapy can accomplish a lot for both of us!

- Jean M. Cerny, LMT

Good course and user friendly with all the information to finalize with 100% score. very pleased!

- Wendy Hall, LMT

This course was very interesting for my personal health as well as for my clients. Thank you for this online course.

- Lorena Sue Boyce, LMT, BCTMB

Very well done for a complicated and important topic.

- C. Jane Martin, LMBT

It was excellent. I can use it in my practice. I am really glad I took this course.

- Dorota Orosz, LMT

Very well presented information, repeating as necessary to assist in learning. A great refresher that will be very helpful with my clients.

- Susan Whitcomb, LMT


- Joyanne Benedicto, 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.

- T. Beyjo Gunnell, LMT

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was enlightening to know the indications and contraindications to the cardiopulmonary system.

- Daniel Porter, LMT


  • 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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