Friday, March 29, 2013

Swedish Institute Fitness Fair

Friday 3/29, Monday 4/1, Wednesday 4/3, and Friday 4/5  from 11:00- 3:00

Get a free fitness evaluation from a Swedish Institute Advanced Personal Training Certificate Program Student.  Including:
  • Resting Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
  • Body Composition Measurement
  • YMCA Step Test
  • Muscular Strength/Endurance Tests
  • Flexibility Tests
  • Exercise Program Recommendations

Please wear appropriate exercise clothing.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Scholarship Applications

Applications will be available from Reception at both 151 and 226 on Monday, March 25, 2013 and are being emailed to your Swedish Institute email.

Deadline to return completed applications is April 22, 2013.

Please check the Student Bulletin Boards in the Lounge at 226 and at 151 for detailed information concerning eligibility for this application cycle.   

Next application cycle will begin on June 1, 2013. Thereafter, applications will be available in December for January cycle and in June for July cycle. (Applications have changed so make sure that you have the new one!)
(Scholarships are currently not available to non-matriculating or international students.  They are also not available to students who are in their first and last semesters. Check details posted in Student Lounge.)


Education Expert, Medical Doctor And Award Winning Writer Will Oversee Curriculum Development, Program Accreditation And Community Outreach Activities

Dr. Joseph Balatbat, fondly referred to by his peers as Dr. J, has joined the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, in New York City, as the Director of Education with more than fifteen years of experience in proprietary school supervision.

Dr. Balatbat is a pediatrician by profession.  He completed a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and a Doctor of Medicine with high honors from the University of Santo Tomas Philippines.  He completed his residency training at St. Luke’s Medical Center NYC and became the chief resident during his last year of residency.

True to his commitment in anything that he is working on, Dr. Balatbat took and passed certification examinations in medical assisting (and phlebotomy technology) with the goal of understanding the programs being offered by the Swedish Institute – its focus, direction, and standards.  He has worked as a subject matter expert regarding curriculum development, test preparation, and book review.  Dr. Balatbat has earned many writing awards in the technical writing category from the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

As an academic leader, Dr. Balatbat oversees curriculum development and implementation, program accreditation, initiative retention strategies and engages students to participate in community outreach and service-learning activities.  He is passionate about faculty growth and professional development.

Dr. Balatbat firmly believes in giving back through community service by volunteering time at food shelters, and by engaging students and faculty to embrace service–learning as part of the student experience.  His undying support in research, raising awareness, funding campaigns, and finding a cure for Type I - juvenile (autoimmune) diabetes is immensely important to Dr. Balatbat.  He has been a staunch advocate in this cause for more than ten years.

Dr. J loves cats and is a huge Superman fan.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Students, Faculty And Alumni Will Educate The Community About The Importance of Hypertension Screening And The Benefits of Healthy Living

What: Health Fair
When: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 11AM - 2PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 11AM - 2PM

Where: Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences
151 West 26th Street
New York, New York

The Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, is hosting a two-day Health Fair to bring attention to the community about the importance of hypertension screening - the leading cause of heart disease throughout the world.

Representatives from the school be will on-hand to educate the public and offer free screenings and demonstrations. Medical Assistant students will provide on-site blood pressure evaluations, Advanced Personal Training students can perform a fitness test, while a faculty member from the Massage Therapy program will demonstrate massage techniques that can alleviate hypertension.

Using SimMan® technology, nursing faculty will simulate how the body responds during cardiac arrest. Guests will also be able to tour the Surgical Technology lab and learn about the various medical equipment used in an operating room.

“The Swedish Institute educates students to become skilled and compassionate allied health professionals serving the diverse communities of the Greater New York Metropolitan Area”, says Dr. Joseph Balatbat, Director of Education. “We are offering our services to the community in honor of World Health Day, which marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization whose theme for 2013 is high blood pressure”.

Refreshments and informational materials will be offered. All are free and open to the public.

Available for in-person interviews are Peter Neigler, COO/President, Dr. Joseph Balatbat, Director of Education as well as the deans from each of the education programs.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Open House - Bring a friend tomorrow

Friday, March 15th
10:00 am or 2:00 pm
Swedish Institute
151 W. 26th Street

On Friday, March 15th, visit Swedish Institute for a Spring Open House. This is an opportunity to meet with representatives from Admissions, our Faculty and Financial Aid.

There will be two sessions; one starting at10:00 am and the other at 2:00 pm.

During your visit, you will:
Get a tour of our campus, which includes our allied health labs, massage clinic and the personal training fitness  facility!
Have a Q & A with Faculty from our Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Surgical Technologist, Personal Training, and Nursing programs.
Spend time with Admissions to learn more about your program of interest.

Attend a Financial Aid Workshop

Interested? Then reserve your place now, via…
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 646-738-3860

Tuesday, March 12, 2013