Swedish Institute College Of Health Sciences

Swedish Institute College Of Health Sciences

Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, also referred to as Swedish Institute, is located in New York, New York. Founded in 1916 by Captain Theodore Melander, it was originally known as the the Swedish Institute for Physiotherapy. The institute was granted college status in 1954.

Swedish Institute awards the Associate of Occupational Studies degree in massage therapy. Upon completion of the course, students can start working as licensed massage therapists. The institute also grants the Bachelor of Professional Studies, and Master of Science degree in acupuncture. In addition, professional continuing education courses are available.

Students of Swedish Institute are involved in a various clubs and organizations including the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, the American Association of Oriental Medicine, the International Massage Association, the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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Contacting Swedish Institute College

Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
226 W 26th St., 5th Fl
New York , NY 10001-6700
General Phone: (212) 924-5900

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Swedish Institute College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling231massage therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28acupuncture

Number of programs and degrees for Swedish Institute College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree281
Associate's degree2311

Swedish Institute College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Swedish Institute College had a total enrollment of 561 students (829 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 10%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 9%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 23%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 17%
25-29 12%
30-34 37%
35-39 12%
40-49 22%

Swedish Institute College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %
Part-Time 74 %

Swedish Institute College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Swedish Institute College Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Swedish Institute College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,300
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Swedish Institute College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2170000)

Swedish Institute College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year12$51,32313$50,594
All faculty totalcalendar year12$51,32313$50,594

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Swedish Institute College Degree Programs (2007)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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What Sets Swedish Institute College Apart:

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