The Cooper Institute

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

Courses Fire Service Fitness Specialist

The fire service profession increasingly uses physical fitness as a performance measure. The professional must understand fitness assessments and standards, absolute cut point fitness scores and referencing normative data. Using fitness testing scores is critical as a qualifying factor in the hiring process.

This 4.5-day course is designed specifically for the fire service professional involved in planning or delivering physical fitness programs in their academy/department. Stay for the Law and Fire Injury Prevention workshop.

Please wear fitness/workout attire to class each day, including shorts and a t-shirt for body composition testing. You will need to bring a calculator and your valid CPR card.This is a curriculum-based testing course. Students who complete the course and pass both the written and practical exams receive a Cooper Institute Certificate. If you would like to have your course manual shipped to you in advance (a minimum fee of $15.00 would apply), please contact us at 972/341-3200. Pre-study is encouraged, but not required.

Earn The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer credential after taking this class. Contact us at or 972/341-3200.

Fire Service Fitness Specialist Topics:

  • Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness - Fitness Initiative
  • Physical Fitness Standards in the Fire Service (NFPA 1582 and NFPA 1583)
  • Coronary Risk Factors
  • Medical Screening
  • Exercise and Safety
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Body Composition (Skinfold method)
  • Fitness Assessment for the Fire Service
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Goal Setting
  • Strength Training and Prescription
  • Flexibility Training and Prescription
  • Cardiovascular Training and Prescription
  • Nutrition
  • Motivation and Adherence
  • Physical Fitness Testing in the Fire Service

CPR Required: Yes

Price: $695     Group discounts available! Contact us at or 972/341-3200.

Course Check-In/Hours:
Day1: (Check-in 7:30 am) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Day 2-4: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Day 5: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Continuing Education Credits: 30
The Cooper Institute is a pre-approved CEC provider for the following organizations.
ACSM - 30
CDR - 30
TEA - 30

Class Location Dates  

Dallas, Texas

11/14/2016 - 11/18/2016 

Class Full

Dallas, Texas

04/24/2017 - 04/28/2017