Swedish Institute Reviews

3.04 out of 5 stars
(27 Reviews)
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,725
41% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
52% of 27 students said they would recommend this school to others
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Mike Castle - 6/11/2019
Degree: Personal Training
Graduation Year: 2016
"I graduated from The Swedish Institute's Advanced Personal Training degree program with an associates in Exercise Physiology in 2016. The instructors there were very caring and helpful. The staff in the finical aid office were very helpful as well. I was former military and they made the transition very easy and understandable for me. I recently graduated from LIU Brooklyn with a degree in Sports Science and I owe it all to the Swedish Institute. I feel that the Swedish Institute allowed me to articulate eloquently why it is that we do what we do with our bodies and how we do it. The anatomy, the science, and the business. When I got to LIU I felt super prepared and nothing caught me off guard. In fact I felt like I knew just as much or if not, more than the professors when it came to exercise science. If you are thinking about attending The Swedish Institute for the personal training program I advise that you do it now!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Meghan K - 6/11/2019
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018
"The Massage Therapy program at the Swedish Institute is hands-down fantastic. I felt incredibly prepared and ready to go out and interview and secure jobs. We were also thoroughly prepared for the state board exam required for licensure (honestly, if you can't pass this, you shouldn't be an LMT). The faculty are amazing and passionate, I never had a bad experience with any instructor and have definitely made some life-long connections with many. I've had really great success so far being a massage therapist and I'm looking forward to many more years to come! Seriously, Swedish sets you up entirely for success, as long as you are dedicated and put in the time and effort that is required to be a knowledgeable and trustworthy LMT. Thank you, Swedish Institute!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rachel - 6/10/2019
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2008
"I loved attending the Swedish Institute for Massage. To be honest, the program was much more intense and thorough than I anticipated and I'm SO glad! I know so much more about neurology, kinesiology, pathology, anatomy and physiology than I ever thought I would. The classes build upon the knowledge that you learn, so make sure to study hard in first semester - because all of that info helps you to get through the rest of the curriculum. I loved my time there, and would recommend to anyone wanting to study massage."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thomas S - 6/5/2019
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was searching a while to find a school for Surgical Technology that met my needs in obtaining a degree with a successful career path. I found that Swedish Institute College Of Health Sciences was the right one. My future started the moment I made that choice of commitment to higher education. I had to plan ahead and lay out the groundwork for my success. Starting the Surgical Technologist program at Swedish Institute College proves to be challenging feet but, the harder I study and worked, the brighter I saw my future in becoming a Certified Surgical Technologist. Attending Swedish Institute not only gave me the skills I needed but they provided me with a level of care that assured me I can make it. The admission teams, administrator, the program director, and professors will help guide you every step of the way. If youre looking for a great school, look no further. Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences should be your number 1 choice."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Heidi's Fabulous Fatigue Fighters Worldwide LLC - 5/28/2019
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 1985
"Am forever grateful for the fair, thorough training, teaching, confidence building experience the Swedish Institute afforded me and many others. Massage was different in 1986. LMT's often traveled to Clients homes with tables..$100.00 x's what was suggested to be the goal of 20 Clients a week..was BIG Bucks~and still is. Rates have gone up^^! During the day I worked at local health clubs, on call at some hotels, Elizabeth Arden, eventually rented space in a ladies gym on Park Ave in NYC..and still had time to be home, walk the dog. Every step was great, inspiring..lead to the next, ~..I followed the path that being a freelance LMT offers. Made turns right and left. At age 58 in 2019..found a good place. The healing, healthy, helpful, lucrative most times choice of living this healing arts reality is not always for the weak or meek..BUT will build you to being a "best you" even if you are an introvert~helps you find yourself~ Go to a solid school..one with history like the Swedish Institute, go the extra mile to attend SI...you'll feel the strength of this potential when you walk the halls~ be a trailblazer..it matters. Education is nurtured at the Swedish Institute~ is so worth it! Best."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lori - 9/29/2018
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2008
"I graduated from Swedish Institute in 2001 with a associates degree for the Massage Therapy program. Honestly, after so many years and still having to sadly pay a school loan I want to give this school 0 stars! For any student that is thinking about attending this school please look elsewhere. Dont waste your time and money in this school! If I knew better I would have gotten a degree in Occupational therapy assisting vs. the c*** degree I got from Swedish Institute. Additionally, not only do they make it expensive they make it super difficult especially the c*** tools of assessment class which I believe Frasier developed. Its a useless class which should be taught to people only considering Physical Therapy not Massage Therapy. I have worked in Chiropractic and physical therapy clinics and can honestly say that a lot of the material taught in that class was not even necessary to learn. A special test is only done by a physical therapist not by a massage therapist so what a crock! I wish so bad I never attended this school what a waste of my time and money! Not only Im I a massage therapist my husband is a physical therapist so I know what Im explaining here. Get a better school and a degree in another school not Swedish Institute!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mary - 4/10/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"Please run from this school, it is set up to make you fail. There main goal is for you to repeat the classes, so you will have to pay $5000. to repeat the classes. Many people are second degree students with A average, but are unable to pass simple classes like English, Psychology etc... Most students are unable to progress or even graduate from this program. You will regret it if you go...."
1.0 out of 5 stars
N/a - 3/29/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"Let me just start off by saying the road to success is not an easy one . However the instructors at Swedish make it harder for you . Ive never encountered this type of behavior before . The school is unprofessional , they change dates around on you with no warning and its your job to accommodate them . Its unfortunate that this review has to be left but students are afraid if they escalate situations they will be bullied and black listed . The truth is the students and myself are not learning a thing . The current professor has a bad disposition and expects you to know everything . Please dont ask to clarify anything its like youre asking to be belittled and screamed at . She runs threw the slides , she rolls her eyes at the students and most of all she calls us stupid in her own words every chance she gets !!! If I cant move on to the next semester with a clear understanding of what I should know , well thats a poor reflection on the both of us . I can go on and on for days but Ill just end it with . RUN WHILE YOU CAN ."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Student - 3/28/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I just want to say how disappointed I am with the way this program has unfolded. I dont think it should be taken lightly that some of us put ourselves in $50,000 debt because we believed we signed up for quality education in a quality facility. Ive been through a profit nursing school before and had good grades and had quality teachers but due to unfortunate circumstances, left the program. I WANT to be a well rounded and well qualified nurse and Im lucky enough to have learned fundamentals in my previous school that i had been able to pass, due to my prior education. Its disheartening when professors and administration play the blame game ion each other and then reprimand and belittle their students because of it. At the end of the day they highlight and yell at the top of their lungs about how much the students dont know and how scared they are for our future as nurses. Instead they should listen to themselves and see that their students are a reflection of the quality of their teaching. Dont get me wrong, i think students and teachers should be held accountable for their actions, but how are students supposed to be knowledgeable if their arent given and arent guided with the proper knowledge? Instead we get teachers that get mad at the student for asking a question, you receive the response omg, you should know this already! Yes, we should and unfortunately a lot of us dont because when we ask questions we dont get the quidance we need. How are we supposed to feel comfortable in such a hostile childish environment. When you get criticize for being tired, because were young and we dont have the right to complain about being tired because we apparently dont have responsibilities! When some of us have full time jobs or work overnight or have children, i dont think anyone should ever have to deal with instructors like that. We shouldnt have to feel like were being judged in that manner. If a teacher is in a bad mood wed get the door slammed on us. Not ALL instructors in the program are bad, the professor that teaches all the science classes is amazing! He doesnt use slides, he lectures and asks us questions as he lectures the topic repeats if we dont understand and connects it all to nursing concepts/care, even to the drugs for certain things. THATS a knowledgeable and respectable teacher!!! I am still in the program and am currently passing, to no credit but our science teacher and my prior fundamentals and med surg teachers at a different school . I do put the time and the effort to teach myself outside of the class room, but life is stressful as it is and Ive spent too much money to try and leave. Since trying to get through the program is stressful enough, working to make sure you and your family dont die, i should t have to be stressed over the drama that this institutions staff creates. Some teachers play victim really well and like to make it seem like the students are bullies. Understand why students get so frustrated before you sit there in your high horse and withhold grades and give off attitude. Attitudes of an instructor should never have to be brought up to this extent, we as students shouldnt have to feel like were constantly battling for the education that we pay for. I will say our dean is a good dean, she unfortunately had been out for a good length of time due to unfortunate circumstances. Now that shes back hopefully there can be change for the better. PS dont go to this school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unknown - 3/26/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"This nursing program is honestly just terrible. This school wont be open for long. Sad to say that I havent learned ANYTHING from the professors. Its sad because we spend a fortune to go here. I would never recommend anyone to this program. The administration is just pitiful and they are all about money. I am 4 semesters in and I am afraid for when I get out on the field. My classmates and I all feel the same way. We pretty much teach ourselves everything. Professors do nothing but read from the slides. They dont teach. People please save your money. Dont even waste your time signing up for such an unprofessional establishment. Go to a real school where you will actually learn something!"