The Cooper Institute
 

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

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About FitnessGram®

It is no secret that students need daily physical activity to support healthy growth and cognitive development. It is vital that we continue to build an active school environment that supports daily physical activity, quality physical education, recess and sports participation.
 
In 1982, The Cooper Institute launched FitnessGram®, a non-competitive health-related fitness assessment based on the scientifically established Healthy Fitness Zone® standards in an effort to help schools evaluate and evolve their physical education programming into an education experience that supports the whole child. Over 35 years of research, evaluation, validation, and enhancement by FitnessGram®’s esteemed Scientific Advisory Board have made FitnessGram® the most trusted and widely used fitness assessment, education, and reporting tool in the world.
 
Today, FitnessGram® is used annually in tens of thousands of schools, reaching over 10 million children across the United States. We know that data drives decisions and that we can’t manage what we don’t measure. FitnessGram® allows teachers, administrators, parents, and most importantly, students, to know, understand and make positive changes to their health, and in turn build the healthy habits needed to carry them Well. Into the Future.