The Cooper Institute

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

The Cooper Institute

Online Education


The Cooper Institute Difference

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.

Interactive Learning

The Cooper Institute has captured the best of both learning worlds by blending self-paced content along with instructor contact. 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 Interactive Online Course Offerings

Personal Training Education and Specialty Online Courses

The Cooper Institute's Personal Trainer Education Course

Personal Training Education

Interested in a new career? Get ready to experience "personal training for the personal trainer" in this online course. Our personal training education is based upon fundamental scientific research in the field of physical activity and will allow you to develop the skills and techniques needed to maximize your time with clients in order to truly change lives.

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The Cooper Institute's Providing Dietary Guidance Course

Nutrition for Health and Fitness

As a Personal Trainer your clients may often ask you about nutrition. Now you can have the answers. This online course covers the science of nutrition and practical ways to apply these principles to real life.

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The Cooper Institute's Weight Management Leadership Course

Weight Management Leadership

In this online course you'll learn how to guide clients to reach their weight goals through one-on-one counseling and program development. You'll discover tools for successful weight management and equip clients to manage their weight for a lifetime.

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The Cooper Institute's Anatomy For Fitness and Wellness Course

Anatomy For Fitness and Wellness

This anatomy primer provides essential information about the structure of our muscular and skeletal system. This course can help you learn the basics of anatomy for fitness (even for your personal use) or help you gain a base knowledge before attending courses offered by The Cooper Institute.

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