Using science and research as the foundation for each certification and course, The Cooper Institute employs internationally-recognized instructors and a one-of-a-kind training method to maximize our student's understanding and comprehension of health and fitness concepts.
Everyone knows it is important to exercise, yet sticking with it remains a problem. This course is packed with the highest quality of information which will allow you to develop the skills and techniques needed to maximize participation rates in order to truly change lives.
The Personal Training Education 4 1/2 day workshop is based upon fundamental scientific research in the field of physical activity. This course is for those interested in providing personal training, fitness guidance, and implementing individualized programs that are safe, effective and motivational. Get ready to experience "personal training for the personal trainer" in a live classroom workshop.
The instructors were wonderful! They are very knowledgeable and their passion for the subjects they teach are clearly evident. Had a great experience!
I could not get enough of this week and I can't wait to share my knowledge with the world! Knowing that the course is not based on just general data, but actual Cooper research was encouraging. The lecture by Dr. Cooper was amazing!
What a wonderful, well structured online learning experience this has been! So many valuable electronic ‘links’ provided in these online sessions. You are gifted, passionate educators who convey a clear vision about health and fitness goal setting, while providing a professional and organized approach for anyone seeking CPT certification. I’m looking forward to my next Cooper Institute fitness course!
I am sure you have heard this before but I just wanted to say thanks for the videos. They greatly help in understanding the joint movements!
Because of the varying certification choices and quality assurance options, it is important for you to know what we value as you make your choice of where to obtain certification.
We value each person's educational experience and will provide quality research-based education and educational materials as a pathway to certification.
We support third-party independent accreditation for certification programs that support:
The Cooper Institute is a nonprofit research and education center dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationship between living habits and health, and to providing leadership in implementing these concepts to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of individuals.
As you may know, certification can refer to two different types of programs:
The main difference is that a credentialing certification program is based upon a job analysis for a job or profession. The purpose of a credentialing certification exam is to measure whether the person taking the exam has the knowledge, skills, and ability to apply the information that is needed to perform a job. A knowledge-based certification is based upon learning objectives. The purpose of a knowledge-based test is to measure how well the educational objectives have been met.
The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) is a credentialing certification. It is based upon the job analysis for an entry level Personal Trainer. The certification program (which includes CI-CPT exam development, certification, and certification renewal) is separate from Cooper education courses. This means you have the choice of how to obtain the knowledge, skills, and application abilities that are needed to perform the job of Personal Trainer. The Cooper Institute and other respected sources provide education resources for personal training.
The exam will assess both if you know scientific and factual fitness knowledge and if you are able to apply the knowledge to typical Personal Trainer job situations. After you earn the credential you can use the initials "CI-CPT" after your name.