Welcome to the Swedish Institute’s College of Health Sciences. The institute was founded in 1916 as the Swedish Institute of Physiotherapy and is the oldest continually operating massage therapy institution in the country.
The college is proud of its long-standing program in massage therapy, which now leads to an Associate in Occupational Studies degree, and has since also added degree programs in Advanced Personal Training Degree, Personal Training Certificate and Surgical Technology. We have recently received approval to offer a 32 semester credit hour Certificate in Personal Training. As we approach our 100th anniversary, we pledge to continue to offer programs of the same quality that made our massage therapy program a landmark in healthcare education.
Manhattan! We are in the heart of New York City surrounded by nature – the collective creative spirit of human nature! Art galleries, restaurants, TV studios, retailers, gyms and yoga studios abound in our Chelsea neighborhood. Chelsea is bordered by Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River, Herald Square to the north and the farmers market at Union Square to the south. Times Square and Broadway are within walking distance. Public transportation will bring you to our door.
Our mailing address is 226 W. 26th Street, New York, New York, 10001. Classes are held at 226 W. 26th St. and 151 W. 26th St. Administrative offices are in both locations. Please call the school at 212-924-5900 x199 for directions."
Swedish Institute is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Note: Swedish Institute’s continuing education courses are currently outside the scope of ACCSC’s accreditation.
Swedish Institute’s programs are registered with and regulated by the New York State Department of Education and the institute is authorized to grant certificates and degrees to graduates of its registered programs."
Swedish Institute participates in a variety of federal and state programs that help students pay for their education. The Financial Aid Office will assist you in obtaining the aid for which you qualify and that’s right for you. It’s recommended that you begin the process as soon as possible by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.