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About Swedish Institute

For nearly 100 years, Swedish Institute has provided exceptional educational opportunities with a focus on health and fitness careers. Swedish Institute was found in 1916 as the Swedish Institute of Physiotherapy, and it is the oldest continuously operating massage therapy institution in the country.

We currently offer occupational degree programs in Massage Therapy, Personal Training, Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant, Nursing and Surgical Technology. We also offer Certificate programs in Personal Training and Medical Billing and Coding.

Why choose Swedish Institute for your healthcare education?

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • iPad Initiative – Newly enrolled students receive a fully equipped iPad with digital textbooks and useful apps, integrating modern technology for today’s careers. Your iPad graduates with you!
  • ACEN Accredited Nursing Program – As of this year, our Nursing program has been granted accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
  • CAAHEP Accredited Surgical Technologist Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
  • AMT American Medical Technologists – The Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant program has been chosen to be part of the American Medical Technologists’ School Recognition Program.
  • ERP National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program – For successfully meeting the established criteria, Swedish Institute’s Personal Training program has been officially recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • Experienced faculty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom from their years of experience in the field.
  • Dedicated Career Services team with one-on-one guidance that is available to graduates for assistance on resume writing, mock interviews, job placement, and networking events.
  • Convenient location in Manhattan – Our campus is in the heart of Chelsea, just a few blocks away from Penn Station and many major subway and bus lines.
  • Flexible schedules that are designed to accommodate students’ busy lifestyles.
  • Continuing Education – Swedish Institute also provides an extensive selection of continuing education courses for professional advancement, and to help graduates meet the criteria of the state and professional associations.

Learn more about Swedish Institute's iPad Initiative.