Personal Training

If you’re dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, have you ever thought about pursuing personal training as a career choice? At Swedish Institute, we offer a Personal Training certificate program and an Advanced Personal Training degree program that can help you get the training you need to start making a difference in the lives of others. Just click on the program you’re interested in below to learn more.

Which Personal Training Program is right choice for you? View our Program Comparison Chart to learn more about the distinct training you’ll receive in each program to determine which program can best help you meet your career goals.

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Academic Calendar

Semester Calendar
Massage Therapy, Nursing, Personal Training
2018 Spring Semester

Classes Begin Monday, May 7

Classes End Saturday, August 18

School is closed for Holidays, Memorial Day- Monday, May 28, Independence Day- Wednesday, July 4th

2018 Winter Semester

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16

Classes End Saturday, April 28

School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King- Monday, January 15

2017 Fall Semester

Classes Begin Thursday, September 7

Classes End Friday, December 22

School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23 and

Friday, November 24

2017 Spring Semester

Classes begin Monday, June 26 *Massage Therapy only (morning classes)
Classes end Saturday, August 19

Classes begin Monday, May 8
Classes end Saturday, August 19

School is closed for Holidays:
Memorial Day – Monday, May 29
Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4

Quarter Calendar
Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Surgical Technologist
2018 Spring Quarter

Classes Begin Monday, April 16

Classes End Monday, July 2

School is closed for Holiday: Memorial Day- Monday, May 28

2018 Winter Quarter

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16

Classes End Tuesday, April 3

School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Monday, January 15

2017 Fall Quarter

Classes Begin Thursday, October 5

Classes End Friday, December 22

School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving- Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24

2017 Summer Quarter

Classes Begin Wednesday, July 12

Classes End Wednesday, September 27

School is closed for Holiday: Labor Day – Monday, September 4

Message from the Dean

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in our Advanced Personal Training Program.

The personal trainer’s calling is to find an exercise regimen that not only suits a client’s needs and preferences, but that will also be safe and effective. Our unique program offers a science-based approach for choosing the best possible tools and techniques for creating customized programs for those seeking increased levels of fitness and well-being. With organizations like Exercise is Medicine and Physical Education for Life being formed, it is clear that people are seeking prevention and health maintenance and want fitness experts with the skills to help them achieve it.

Our rigorous and exciting curriculum is filled with experiential learning and combines a strong foundation in science and anatomy with extensive hands-on application and skill development. The courses offer training to those looking to enter the fitness field, experienced trainers seeking higher levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities, massage therapists, and other healthcare practitioners looking to expand their practices, and those interested in learning about fitness, exercise, and the human body.

We help our students become independent thinkers who are knowledgeable in the most current fitness guidelines, have an understanding of state-of-the-art techniques, and be able to evaluate new trends and research. Our students learn to design and implement comprehensive and sophisticated programs of health, wellness, and performance. We strive to instill a love of knowledge in our students so they become lifelong learners with the skills for success in a wide variety of fitness settings.

I invite you to audit one of our classes and/or visit our facility to gain a better understanding of our program. To schedule an appointment, please call our Admissions Department.


Vincent Metzo, M.A., L.M.T., C.S.C.S.

Dean of Personal Training

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