The Swedish Institute College of Health Science Academic Program

The Swedish 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.

Course of Study: Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Clinical Internship I, II & III (includes CPR and First Aid), Eastern Bodywork and Theory, Myology and Kinesiology, Neurology, Off-Site Internship I, II & III, Palpation, Pathology for the Massage Therapist I & II, Applied Topics in Anatomy and Physiology, Assessment of Soft Tissue Conditions, Advanced Western Techniques and their Clinical Applications, Stretching PNF and an Introduction to Sports Massage, Professional Development and Ethics I, II, III & IV, Swedish Massage I, II & III

Clinical internship: Therapeutic massage work with clients of all types, including elderly persons and athletes.

Clinical externship: Cadaver Viewings and Dissection, Ronald McDonald House, Columbia University Athletic Team and at the Cobble Hill center in Brooklyn for Alzheimer patient work.

Complementary Techniques: Introduction to Reflexology, Introduction to Tuina

Western Electives: Introduction to Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy, Introduction to Polarity Therapy.

Complimentary Therapies: Enabled self-care and control, reduction of side effects and symptoms, strengthen body to maximize treatment, restore mobility, enhance well-being and quality of life. Relieve psychological stress, pain management, improve circulation, relieve of tension and headaches, provide relaxation techniques, and eliminate toxins from the body.