The Cooper Institute

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

The Cooper Institute

Course Preparation General Information


What To Expect On Your First Day

Workshop Needs

Casual clothes, exercise clothes, swimsuit, and shoes, calculator, pencil, and a current CPR certification is required for most courses. Please check your course confirmation letter to better determine the materials you will need for your selected course. You can check each course description for recommended items for select courses.



A very light snack is provided by The Cooper Institute during course hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is available at Cedars Grill Monday - Thursday, 6:30 am - 8:00 pm, and Friday, 6:30 am - 3:00 pm.  Restaurant located at the Cooper Fitness Center. There are also several nearby grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance of campus. The Cooper Institute has refrigerators and microwaves that can be used by class participants.


The Cooper Institute does not provide a shuttle service to students. Transportation from both area airports is available by private shuttle services, rental cars, or taxis. Some area hotels may offer shuttle services to The Institute if you make pre-arrangements. Contact the hotel where you will be staying to find out if they offer this service.


Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. Those who wish to stay on campus may do so at a discounted rate, subject to room availability. To stay on campus, call the Cooper Hotel and Conference Center at (800) 444-5187 or online. We also provide information on area hotels that provide discounted rates for course participants as well. Please be sure to ask for the "Cooper Institute Rate" when making your reservations.

Cooper Fitness Center

Those students enrolled in any course at our Dallas campus will receive complimentary entry into the Cooper Fitness Center facilities. However, we ask that you avoid the 4:30-6:30pm timeframe so that Fitness Center members have ample use of the equipment at this time.

Special Accommodations

To assist those who may require special accommodations, students are requested to contact us at least 72 hours prior to the course start date at 800-635-7050 so that we may assist you with your needs in advance. All classrooms are ADA-compliant.

Mailing Lists

We do not sell or rent our mailing list to other organizations. We do, however, purchase/rent mail lists from other organizations for the purpose of mailing course information. The Cooper Institute cannot be held responsible for requests to be removed from these purchased lists.

Further Questions?

Please feel free to call us at 800-635-7050 or email should you have further questions of how we can help you.