The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

The Cooper Institute

Education and Certification Overview


The Cooper Institute Difference

Using science and research as the foundation for all education, 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.

Our talented team also provides consulting services, curriculum development, and partnering opportunities.


  • Our hands-on courses are designed to grow your knowledge and your business
  • Earn continuing education credits in a couple of hours or over a few days
  • Get guidance from internationally-recognized, advanced degreed, instructors
  • Benefit from 40+ years of scientifically proven research on fitness and health
  • Have curriculum developed specific to your organizations needs
  • Partner with the best in the industry

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Enjoy Our Exciting Options

Our course offerings includes our Personal Trainer certification examination, a number of basic foundation courses, as well as numerous specialty courses. So whatever direction your physical fitness or health professional career is taking you, courses at The Cooper Institute can be applied to your knowledge and occupational skills.


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Personal Training Education

If you are a fitness enthusiast and enjoy helping others, consider taking our Personal Training Education course.Our mission is helping people to understand the connection between living habits and their health.

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Cooper Institute Personal Trainer Certification Exam

The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) examination is a nationally accredited exam for those interested in becoming a Personal Trainer. Most health club employers require a nationally accredited certification in Personal Training for employment.

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Courses At Your Site

Join the thousands of Cooper-trained fitness leaders who are changing lives for the better every day. Utilizing science and research as the foundation for each course, we offer one-of-a-kind hands-on approach and can provide our expertise at your site for your added convenience.

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Online Courses

The Cooper Institute offers the best self-paced content. We realize that not everyone is able to take time out of their schedules and come to our campus in Dallas, Texas for hands-on instruction. That's why we created a way for you to have The Cooper Experience - at your own pace and your location.

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Our staff welcomes the opportunity to provide both our consulting services and a multitude of partnering opportunities to clients that require our expertise. We have worked with clients as big as Fortune 500 companies to small non-profit organizations. Please feel free to contact us should you like to inquire about our services.

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