Explore and Explain: Research Methods, Foundations of Clinical Research




This course will satisfy the 3-hour research requirement for NCBTMB Board Certification. It is approved for 3 CEUs for Massage Therapists, Athletic Trainers and NJ Chiropractors.

Student rate applies to undergraduate students only.

Course covers:

What is Clinical Research?

Framework of Evidence Based Practice

What is the Purpose of Research?

Types of Research Designs

Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Experimental and Observational Research


Belmont Report, Respect for Persons, Beneficence, Justice

Evolution of Regulations for Conducting Research on Human Subjects

Institututional Review Board

Informed consent

Finding Research Articles


Validity and Reliability

Literature Search


Instructor: Dr. Toni Lasala, PhD, LMT, CSCS- BA from William Patersn University, Master of Arts, Exercise Physiology from Montclair State University, Currently enrolled for Doctor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University. Taught Group Exercise for New Vitality and Inspire Programs at Chilton Memorial Hospital, Consultant Hoffmann -La Roche,  Adjunct Professor at William Paterson University, Dept of Exercise and Movement Sciences. Toni has worked in a variety of fortune 500 companies started fitness and wellness programs.  She is the owner of Nature’s Remedy, a prive personal fitness training company that provides health and fitness programs to corporations.

Additional information


Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:00am-12:00pm, Monday, October 15, 2018 6:00-9:00pm, Undergraduate Student Rate – July 17, 2018, Undergraduate Student Rate – October 15, 2018