Approved for Continuing Education

*Please note: In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must register with your full name (as it appears on your professional license) and your license state and number.

This course is listed with the FSMTB CE Registry for 1 CEU for massage therapists.

Approved for 1 contact/clock hours of continuing education credit by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois in collaboration with the University of Illinois Department of Family Medicine for the following professions:

  • Acupuncturist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Counselor-Professional/Clinical
  • Dentist/Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Nurse (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist/COTA
  • Physical Therapist/PTA
  • Psychologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • About the Instructor

    • Tribute

    • Course Description

  • 2

    Learning Goals and Language

    • Learning Goals and Language

  • 3

    The Health Care Provider's Responsibility

    • Bias, Stereotype, History and Research

    • Diets & Weight Loss

    • Weight Neutral Care

    • Reflection #1

  • 4

    What I Can Do

    • What Can I Do?

    • Reflection #2

  • 5

    What the Practitioner and the Individual Can Do Together

    • What can we do together? Part One

    • What can we do together? Part Two

    • Reflection #3

  • 6

    Allyship and Uncomfortable Conversations

    • A conversation about allyship

    • Want to continue the conversation?

  • 7


    • CEU Certificate Request Link

    • Recommended Reading -- Books

    • Recommended Reading -- Online

    • Recommended Listening -- Podcasts

    • National Center for Cultural Competence: Conscious and Unconscious Bias in Health Care

    • Fitness or Fatness Which Is More Important?

    • Weight Bias in Medicine

    • We Have to Stop Thinking of Being ‘Healthy’ as Being Morally Better

    • What to Say at the Doctor's Office

    • COVID 19 Does Not Discriminate by Body Weight


Guest Instructor

Amelia Mitchell

Amelia Mitchell, is a fat woman whose advocacy focuses on Weight Stigma and the challenges that large bodied people face in the world. She is also a nationally board certified and licensed massage therapist, certified lymphedema specialist, NCBTMB continuing education provider, mentor, and workshop leader. In 2006 she founded Alchemy Healing Arts Center in Annapolis, Maryland, a successful multi-therapist practice with a variety of hands-on specialties. She is a strong advocate for massage therapists as a Board Member of the Maryland Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association and as the chapter’s Government Relations Chair.

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