ALLEGRA Learning Solutions Offers New Course in Technology and Health, MASSAGE MagazineSAN DIEGO, CA. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, an approved provider for continuing education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), has announced a new course offering: Our Rewired Brains—Technology and Health.

Our Rewired Brains—Technology and Health (1.5 contact hours; $15. Expiration date: Jan. 28, 2016.)

Course description: Technology is an important and beneficial part of modern life. It can save us time, help us work more efficiently and effectively, and support personal and global changes. Yet many individuals never fully disconnect from their technological devices, and social, physical, emotional and spiritual difficulties can occur as a result. Called “technostress,” this condition is often related to multitasking and can lead to loneliness, frustration, anxiety and depression. Yet there are many ways to manage technostress and learn to use technology wisely.

The goal of this course is to review the use of technology in modern life, define technostress and technosis, examine the relationship between technology and multitasking, identify health impacts of technology, and describe methods of managing technostress.

Learning objectives: Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the extent of the use of technology today.
  2. Define technostress and technosis.
  3. Explain the relationship between multitasking and technology.
  4. Identify the health impacts of technology, technostress and multitasking.
  5. Describe methods of managing technostress.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions began in 1994 as a developer of more than 200 vocational, baccalaureate and master’s-level degree programs for schools and colleges. ALLEGRA quickly expanded, creating more than 300 online courses and content for more than 2,000 U.S. schools and colleges, customizing content for publishers, writing two highly successful books and achieving national endorsements for the quality of their work. ALLEGRA’s courses and certificates have been nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and other accrediting agencies. For a complete list of courses, visit www.allegralearning.com.

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