The Cooper Institute

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

Courses Functional Fitness Training (with FMS and Correctives)

Functional Movement ScreenIncludes Functional Movement Screening© and Corrective Strategies for Improving Functional Fitness

Functional fitness trains the body to better handle real-life situations including daily activities of bending, lifting, enhancing job performance, recreation, and/or sports performance goals. This 3-day course is PACKED with hands-on activity, practical sessions, and case studies.

The Cooper Institute has teamed up with Lee Burton, Ph.D. and Gray Cook, MSPT, of Functional Movement Systems, Inc., to bring you the latest information on functional fitness. Day one you will learn to administer the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and associated corrective exercises. Days two and three use case studies to design functional fitness programs that will include corrective exercises, tools for flexibility, core strength, power and interval training.

After completing the hands-on training, FMS will send you an email providing access to the FMS Home Study course which includes, FMS philosophy, FMS screening procedures, downloadable FMS manual, and access to FMS Exam for completion. Also you will receive a one year membership to the FMS web site and a 60 day trial of the Pro 360 part of the web site that allows you to manage, screen, and communicate with clients, and create workouts.

At the end of Functional Fitness Training you have the opportunity to earn 2 certificates. There will be a curriculum based test offered at the end of the live course to earn a Functional Fitness Training certificate from The Cooper Institute. You can also earn the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certificate by passing an online examination provided by Functional Movement Systems.

Recommended Prerequisites for Functional Fitness Training:

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Functional Fitness Training Topics:

CPR Required: Yes

Contact Hours: 19

Price: $430
Have 3 or more? Contact a Program Coordinator at or 800/635-7050 for group discount pricing.

Continuing Education Credits:

The Cooper Institute is a pre-approved CEC provider for the following organizations.

Provider Number
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

FMS is a pre-approved CEC provider for the following organizations and will award CEUs for the FMS component (first day) of Functional Fitness Training.

Provider Number
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Course Check-In/Hours:

Day 1: (Check-in 7:30) 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

Day 2: 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

Day 3: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Needed Items: Please dress in fitness/workout attire. You will need to bring a calculator and valid CPR card.

Class Location Dates  

Dallas, Texas

11/12/2014 - 11/14/2014