The Cooper Institute

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

The Cooper Institute

Fitness Courses At Your Site


The Cooper Institute Difference

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.

Benefits of Our At Your Site Courses

  • Convenience of Cooper Institute internationally-recognized instructors coming to you to deliver hands-on practical instruction with question and answer opportunities in your environment
  • Cost effective way to provide training and save on travel expenses
  • Earn continuing education credits in a couple of hours or over a few days while benefitting from 40+ years of scientifically proven research on fitness and health

At Your Site Courses


The Cooper Institute's Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist Course

Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

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.

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The Cooper Institute's Fire Service Fitness Specialist Course

Fire Service Fitness Specialist

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.

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The Cooper Institute's Military and First Responder Exercise Leader Course

Military Exercise Leader

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.

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The Cooper Institute's Personal Trainer Education Course

Personal Training Education

Take the next step and be prepared for a national fitness certification.  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.

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The Cooper Institute's Biomechanics of Resistance Training Course

Biomechanics of Resistance Training

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.

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The Cooper Institute's Providing Dietary Guidance Course

Nutrition for Health and Fitness

Train your department in healthy eating, performance boosters, and supplements to build strength and stamina and maintain a healthy weight.

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Law and Fire Group Training

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.

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The Cooper Institute's Native American Diabetes Speciality Course

Native American Diabetes Speciality

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.

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Our Clients

Law Enforcement and Fire Service Agencies
  • Alexandria, VA Police Department
  • CT and Northern AL Police Academies
  • Palm Beach Criminal Justice Academy
  • Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy
  • TN, FL and CA Highway Patrols
  • Worcester County Sheriff Office
  • Dallas, Denver, and Murphy Fire Departments
Military and Federal Government Agencies
  • United States Army
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Navy
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Coast Guard
  • United States Secret Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Corrections Institutions
  • Federal Air Marshals Training Academy
State Government Agencies
  • DFW Airport Public Safety
  • Fairfax County Public Safety Academy
  • Illinois Department of Conservation
  • New Mexico DPS Training Academy
  • Indian Health Services
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Native American Diabetes Program

Frequently Asked Questions

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  4. What do the Student's Need?
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  6. What about for International Travel?
  7. What about Class Supplies?
  8. How Many Students Can Attend?
  9. What about Continuing Education Credit?
  10. How do I Market my Course?

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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.

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