I am delighted to welcome you to The Cooper Institute. Hopefully, this is the first of many occasions where we will exchange information, and answer your questions. We strive to keep you current with the latest research, articles, and publications about health research, especially the role of regular physical activity in preserving your health and function.
We like to hear about your interests and your successes with healthy choices in your everyday life.
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH, the “Father of Aerobics,” founded The Cooper Institute (CI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1970, six months before opening his world famous preventive medicine clinic. He knew an independent research institute was needed to bridge the gap between fitness faddism and scientific legitimacy in order to establish the direct relationship that exists between physical activity and good health. The Institute is governed by its own Board of Trustees and remains administratively and financially independent from any other enterprise.
Since 1970, The Institute has gone even further than Dr. Cooper first envisioned with both research and education initiatives. Our efforts have made us one of the premier facilities in the world in bringing physical activity to the forefront of public health and medicine. I am proud of our accomplishments, the dedication of our staff, and the leading work we continue to perform.
The Institute educates and certifies thousands of health and fitness professionals annually through our classes here in Dallas and throughout the world. Using our “Teach the Teacher” model, our reach extends exponentially so we impact millions of lives daily. We also further our reach with new programs specifically targeted to the public and health professionals. In 2012 we launched a new website called TodayIWill.com that focuses on weight management and chronic disease prevention..
On behalf of The Institute, thank you for your interest in and support of our work. Knowledge is power, and I hope through our work we inspire you on a journey to live better sooner and later.
Susan Campbell, PhD
President and Chief Mission Officer
The Cooper Institute