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Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences

New York, NY

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  • Massage Therapy
    Cosmetology and Wellness

    Founded in 1916, the Swedish Institute is the oldest continuously operating school of massage therapy in the United States and has graduated thousands of massage therapists over the past 100 years. The current massage therapy program is a 64 semester credit hour program that can be completed in as little as 20 months full time. Graduates receive an Associate in Occupational Studies degree in Massage Therapy. Full time and part time study is available and classes are offered on a morning, afternoon and evening schedule. Graduates are eligible to sit for the New York State Licensing Examination in Massage Therapy.

    The Institute has one of the most comprehensive massage therapy programs in the country in terms of curriculum hours, emphasis on therapeutic understanding, clinical training, and integration of Western and Eastern techniques. The dynamic curriculum develops strong skills in Western and Eastern styles of massage, with an emphasis on careful assessment and treatment, professional development and business practices.

    Employment opportunities range from private practice to working in spas, health clubs, on cruise ships, in hospitals and in conjunction with other health professionals.


Swedish Institute* is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). *Note: The Swedish Institute's Professional Continuing Education courses are professional or avocational in nature and as such are 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.