Using evidence based research as the foundation for all education, The Cooper Institute employs internationally-recognized instructors and a one-of-a-kind training methods to maximize our student's understanding and comprehension of health and fitness concepts.
Designed specifically for the law enforcement and public safety professional, this exercise leadership course gives you the tools you need to improve the fitness of your academy or department. You'll expand your knowledge in topics like coronary risk factors, medical screening, exercise physiology, nutrition, and physical fitness testing and standards in Law Enforcement/Public Safety.
This 4.5-day course is for you if you're a fire service professional who is involved in planning or delivering physical fitness programs in your academy/department. You'll learn about a variety of topics including Physical Fitness Standards in the Fire Service, medical screening, strength, and flexibility training and prescription, nutrition, motivation and much more.
Searching for new exercises and workouts to improve run times and physical fitness assessment scores in a time efficient workout? Challenge yourself and those you lead by combining cardio and resistance training tailored to the physical demands needed on-the-job. Expect hands-on sessions teaching practical application of running drills, partner exercises, circuit workouts, and interval training. This course also includes 10 ready-to-use circuits using body weight and a variety of equipment.
Interested in a new career? Get ready to experience "personal training for the personal trainer" in this live classroom workshop. This 4-1/2 day workshop 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.
Looking for the most efficient and effective techniques to increase strength in your department and optimize their training? In this 2-day course you'll learn how to select, instruct, and perform resistance training exercises consistent with the structure and function of the human body.
Get the answers to your department's nutrition questions. This course covers the science of nutrition and practical ways to apply these principles to real life.
Are you responsible for establishing or enhancing the quality of your worksite wellness program? This course guides you through a process of hands-on experience and practical information, enabling you to custom-design the most effective program for your organization.
Become a confident and inspiring group leader and help others achieve their fitness goals. In this hands-on workshop you'll learn effective and efficient workouts using bodyweight exercises, small apparatus, and resistance machines.
Train your department in healthy eating priciples to help reduce chronic disease. You'll get hands-on skills in eating for optimal performance, maintaining dietary changes, and managing a healthy weight.
Learn how to identify the stages of behavior change, set realistic goals, and hold clients accountable. You will practice your coaching skills by using a variety of behavior change tools during practical sessions.
We offer flexible scheduling but it helps to call two to three months in advance to properly promote and schedule your class. An agreement will be developed between your organization and The Cooper Institute that discusses fees and all workshop details.
Host client provides:
Not all classes need everything on this list and we can improvise if something is missing!
Classes typically begin between 7:30-8 a.m. and conclude between 4:30 and 5 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. The Cooper Institute staff normally teaches Monday thru Thursday with half-day Friday consisting of practical, verbal, and written tests. Some classes can range from 2-5 days in length. Schedules can be adapted to meet Your Site's needs. Schedules and equipment needs vary according to the class you host.
Casual clothes, exercise clothes and shoes, calculator, writing materials, and current CPR.
The Cooper Institute staff schedules their own travel. We are happy to stay where you recommend and usually need a rental car. We like to arrive the evening prior to the workshop and meet with you the morning of the first day of class. Please provide us with directions and any special information concerning your facility. For example, when our instructors are traveling internationally or staying on a military base, travel orders are usually required. We like to stay in military lodging when it's available.
Two to three months lead time is preferred for preparation and travel. Generally, The Cooper Institute staff will need "travel orders" when traveling to an international military installation. Proper email, address, phone, and fax number are also vital, including a street address for shipping supplies and materials.
The Cooper Institute prefers to ship course manuals and supplies prior to the start date. Host clients can choose to hand out these materials on the first day of class or distribute earlier for pre-course studying. The Institute also ships teaching materials which need to be secured until the workshop begins. All boxes will be marked.
An additional per student fee applies when more than 30 students are enrolled. Hosting a course is very cost effective. You can charge a fee for other agencies who attend. Call for more financial information.
Students can receive continuing education credit (CEC) from national certification organizations. This information will be given to students at the class. Additionally, college graduate credit is available for specific courses.
Because of our years of experience working with Host clients, we are happy to provide proven marketing ideas. We also would love to list your course on our web site. This is a great way to inform interested students where off-campus courses are taking place.
Let us help your academy or department with providing outstanding fitness education. We have a team of experts ready to help you. To get started, contact us so we can get your group signed up.