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Personal Trainer

Train for a career in Personal Training in as little as 12 months!*

You’ll learn more than just basic skills at Swedish Institute to help you excel in the fast-growing field of fitness.

You’ll be prepared to take on a variety of health, fitness and business roles as a graduate of Swedish Institute’s Personal Training program. We provide an in-depth curriculum in anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and the biomechanics of exercise.  Students also learn how to integrate nutrition and general wellness into each training program.

We offer the following programs:

  • Advanced Personal Training degree
  • Personal Training certificate

Employment of Personal Trainers & Fitness Trainers is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations! **

Get Started on the path to becoming a Personal Trainer Today!

What our Graduates Say:

"Coming from Brooklyn and being raised in sports, I always wanted to learn more about how the human body was able to build muscles and strength. Swedish Institute afforded me the opportunity to learn the science behind my passion. Now I get to do what I love on a professional level, helping people get in get in shape and transform their lives for the better. I love that I'm loving what I do, and I wouldn't change it for the world."



“My favorite part about this school is the hands-on approach that they take, as well as being able to ask a million questions no matter what time of day, to clarify the things that they teach here, since it's a lot of information, and you want to get all of it. Thank you, Swedish Institute.”



"Exercise is a gift. My vision for fitness in Latin is "In mens sana in corpore sano": to create and keep a sound mind and sound body. I'm thinking about how to make someone else healthier, how to keep them strong. I am a proud graduate of the Swedish Institute"



Why choose Swedish Institute for Personal Trainer Training?

Established in 1916

Swedish Institute has been training allied health professionals in the New York metropolitan area for over 100 years.

iPad Program *

Newly enrolled students receive a fully equipped iPad with digital textbooks and useful apps, integrating modern technology for today’s careers. Your iPad graduates with you!

Extensive curriculum

that provides knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and the biomechanics of exercise.

Experienced faculty

brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom from their years of experience in the field.

Practical experience

is gained in the classroom and through hands-on experience in supervised training clinics.

Dedicated Career Services team

with one-on-one guidance that is available to graduates for assistance on résumé writing, mock interviews, job placement, and networking events.

Convenient location in Manhattan

Our campus is in the heart of Chelsea, just a few blocks away from Penn Station and many major subway and bus lines.

Accreditations and Registration

*Applies to full time students only.
** Bureau of Labor Statistics

Swedish Institute’s programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. Accredited by ACCSC. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please visit