Friday, November 13, 2015

Schedule Update

The following is a correction to the previous announcement along with some Calendar reminders as follows:

Due to an ALL Hands Staff/Faculty Meeting on Friday, February 19, 2016, school will be closed that day. Some or all offices may also be closed, so please call before coming in.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Monday, January 18th. All classes are cancelled and the entire school will be closed. 
  • Official semester program start: Tuesday, January 19th. Please check YOUR schedule at that time for YOUR first day.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Celebrating our Massage Student's Special Acheivements...

Next Thursday, come celebrate Massage Student Recognition Day!

Thursday, October 15th 
& during the evening break

Join us in the Student Lounge at the 226 campus for cake and fruit during your break.
Students from all programs are welcome to attend!

Check your Swedish Institute email account to see if you’re a winner!
Winners may pick up their certificates on Tuesdays or Thursdays following the celebration on October 15th, from Claudia Etienne in the 5th floor Administrative Office.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Massage PD Schedules: Fall 2015

Click the image below to view and download the Massage Professional Development schedules for Fall 2015.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Massage Therapy Schedules

We hope that you all have enjoyed the start to the new semester! Linked below are the updated Massage Therapy schedules, as well as the Module and Elective schedules, for the semester.

Copies of the schedules can also be found posted in the Student Lounge of the 226 building.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Job Fair

Tuesday June 30th 2015

Swedish Institute's Career Services Department 
will be hosting a
Tuesday June 30 between 4:30-7pm
151 West 26th Street
5th Floor!!!

The following employers will be attending:

Be Relax
Beaute a Porter
Body by Brooklyn
Elements Massage 
Hand and Stone
Land Yoga Wellness Center
Massage Envy
Medical Massage Group
Oasis Day Spa
Relax & Rejuvenate Hotel Spa Solutions
Southampton Hospital
Spa Chicks On The Go
The Kaiser Back Institute
Bring a resume, business card and be prepared to network. 

So that we have a sense of how many will be attending, please RSVP by hitting reply to this email. 

Current students are welcome to visit and meet with graduates and speak with potential employers.

See you there!

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Love Your Liver Movement

by Thea Ogunusi, Director of Student Services

Over the past month, our quarter programs had the opportunity to meet with guest speaker Paul Bolter about Liver Awareness. This 3.5 pound triangular shaped super star is located in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen below the diaphragm and is protected by ribs. Although the liver seems like a small organ, it happens to be the largest gland in the body. Liver functions include detoxification, nutrient processing, protein synthesis, storage, blood sugar regulation and cholesterol and bile production. You cannot survive without your liver however; it is one of the few organs that we can donate a portion of while still alive. Living adult donors can give up to 65% of their liver and it regenerates so that the donor and recipient can live full and healthy lives.

Paul Bolter, the Community Outreach and Educational Manager for the American Liver Foundationfacilitated our first event. He described the liver, its functions and ailments that affect it. He also described the causes and treatments for people with living with hepatitis, fatty liver disease and cirrhosis. As we move forward with this new partnership we hope to host additional events for the various majors and support the foundation’s endeavors.

Guest Speaker Paul Bolter & a group of CAMA students.

Paul will be returning to Swedish this Thursday, June 4th to speak to some of our afternoon and evening classes. Any students of the programs are invited, though Paul will continue to be meeting with each program in the coming weeks. The first session on Thursday will take place from 2:00pm-3:00pm for Surg. Tech, and later on from 6:15pm-7:15pm for MBC & CAMA.

Not only do we want to show that the Swedish community loves livers but we have the opportunity to promote liver health and educate on liver related illnesses. For more information on the Love your Liver Movement, please visit the American Liver foundation’s website and stayed tuned for future partnership events.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Looking for Part Time Work? Apply for a Federal Work Study Position

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded program that provides employment opportunities to students with financial need. Work experience is not required to secure a FWS position. Students receive their FWS award by working part-time, on campus.
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: 

To apply for any of these opportunities, complete the Federal Work-Study Application and email to our Human Resources department at [email protected].

Once resumes are received, the hiring manager for the department you applied to will be in touch with chosen candidates for an interview.

Please feel free to ask us any questions about this wonderful new opportunity.

Good luck to all, and we are looking forward to working with you!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Faculty Professional Development - Back to the Basics

Last January 7 (Day One), through Elsevier, Michele Deck RN, an internationally renowned presenter, author, educator, co-founder and CEO of G.A.M.E.S, a company that provides seminars specializing in adult learning and interactive teaching methods met the quarter programs faculty for an interactive, game-filled faculty (aka student) interactive workshop. Miss Deck is known for her innovative teaching methods in the field of health care education and training. Faculty were assigned into groups, worked as a team, and participated in several “ice-breaking” games that can be translated into the classroom, particularly for the new start. At the end of the day, the faculty came out with rich, bountiful instructional resources.

On Day Two, the academic managers in the quarter programs were assigned to review and discuss key concepts in classroom management, teaching, student success and retention.

  • Miss Hazelyn Bernardino, Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator presented Student-Centered Learning and Adult Learning Styles from Pedagogy to Andragogy. Key point: “the role of the teacher has changed from being a leader or presenter of learning to being a facilitator of learning because the average age of the college student today has changed and we see more diversity in the classroom”.
  • Dr. Sharmalan (Sam) Sathiyaseelan, CAMA/MBC lead instructor with Mr. Scott Freer, Surgical Technology program director worked as a team to discuss on Classroom Management. There were several highlights in the presentation. Key point: “to maintain the class in a constructive and positive manner as different student behaviors may challenge the integrity of the class”.
  • Mr. Jeremy Moss, General Education Coordinator, Psychology lead instructor, on Student-Teacher Relations. Jeremy reviewed on student’s code of conduct and other pertinent areas related to discipline, communication and student engagement. Key point: “the instructor’s level of engagement has a direct impact on a student’s level of engagement”.
  • Ms. Theresa Robbinson, retention coordinator and Freshman Student Success (FSS) instructor, enumerated various Retention Strategies and How to keep our students in school. Key point: “student retention involves a culmination of experiences, which means students are motivated to continue and are having positive experiences and interactions with their instructors and the learning environment”.
  • Dr. Joseph (Dr. J) Balatbat, director of education on Characteristics of Good Teaching. Dr. J discussed the 3 Rs of good teaching- repeat, respond, and reinforce. Key point: “ flexibility and permissiveness are important to a proper learning environment and that encouraging creativity with unexpected comments is part of the learning and teaching process”.

Day Three (last day), we gathered all the quarter instructors who were assigned to teach our first batch of iPad student users.

Both iTunes course creators and contributors went through a “dry run” to review the course, identify any potential glitch and share best practices on to implement this new technology in the classroom.

Over-all, the three-day faculty development in-service training was productive.    -- Dr. J