Announcing the Launch of our Brand New Continuing Education Workshops for Personal Trainers, LMTs, and Fitness Professionals

Swedish Institute’s “Focus on Flexibility” CE program has been officially approved by NSCA and ACE to count towards CEUs for Personal Trainers, as well as NCBTMB and NY State CEUs for Massage Therapists.

These intensive workshops are a must for fitness professionals as well as massage therapists working with post-rehab clients or designing flexibility and corrective exercise programs to complement strength and cardiovascular training. Each workshop explores exercise biomechanics, motor control, kinetic chain, testing and stretching for injuries of the lower extremity, upper extremity, back and torso. You will gain hands-on practical experience with flexibility testing and assisted stretching techniques, and apply them to program design for post-rehab, pre-habilitation, and corrective exercise.

If you are committed to learning new techniques to achieve more effective sessions with your clients, these workshops are for you.

Don’t miss the early registration savings deadline which is April 15, 2017

Register now

Swedish Institute Celebrates 100th Birthday!

On Friday September 16, 2016, Swedish Institute celebrated our 100th anniversary with a centennial event that drew close to 400 attendees, mostly alumni. We celebrated this milestone with an evening full of events, starting with a dedication ceremony to the Eckardt family and culminating with a wonderful 100th birthday party.

The evening began with a ceremony dedicating the fifth floor at 151 West 26th Street as “Eckardt Hall.” Paula Eckardt was honored in a room that was full to capacity, with an overwhelming outpouring of love and support, alongside her children and grandchildren and in front of countless colleagues and alumni who attested to the difference she and her family had made in their lives.

The evening also featured exhibits set up by each Academic Department that highlighted the discipline and attributes of each specific academic program: Advanced Personal Training, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Nursing, and Surgical Technologist. The event also included a student art exhibit and performances, speeches highlighting the history of the college and the contributions of the Eckardt family, and a beautiful Centennial Journal that laid out the history of Swedish Institute from its inception to today which was written and wonderfully put together by Lucy Liben.

The evening culminated in a fantastic party, complete with DJ and dancing, a step-and-repeat-photo station, raffle prizes, and gift bags which were given to all attendees.

Seeing and hearing alumni from 30 and 40 years saying how proud they are to be a part of this institution really drove home the difference that Swedish Institute has made in so many lives. Happy 100th birthday Swedish, and now on to the next 100 years!

Centennial Celebration from Swedish Institute on Vimeo.

Swedish CE Co-Sponsors Body Local Summer Rooftop Event

For the second year in a row, Swedish Institute Continuing Education
was a co-sponsor of the Body Local Midsummer Rooftop Party, held on
Wednesday July 27th, which was attended by approximately 550 health and
wellness professionals in the tri-state area.

Body Local is an organization devoted to connecting NYC’s wellness and fitness community and practitioners, and the midsummer soiree is their signature annual event. Located at the rooftop of the Mercedes Club in midtown, this poolside event features a wellness pavilion, poolside DJ, and numerous businesses ranging from companies related to yoga, pilates and personal training to organic skin care, organic food and sustainable apparel. We were happy to be able to talk to so many people about what Swedish Institute has to offer, and by the end of the night, we were once again wiped out of our informational handouts and give-aways. We were also particularly happy to see such a nice amount of Swedish Institute alumni and even some of our current faculty and students at the event – who in turn seemed very excited and proud to see their school present.

It’s great to be a part of the Body Local community of people passionate about health & wellness and eager to support each other, and we look forward to continuing to partner with Body Local for more upcoming events this fall.