The Cooper Institute

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

Courses Biomechanics of Resistance Training

man with trainer lifting barBiomechanics of Resistance Training prepares you to guide your client in all areas of strength training with safety and confidence. This 2-day course is a thorough introduction to the most efficient training and teaching techniques that optimize training of the musculoskeletal structure. Learn to select, instruct and perform appropriate resistance training exercises consistent with the structure and function of the human body. Discover appropriate strengthening exercises for each area of the human body through lecture and hands-on practical sessions that address specific client needs and program progression.

Also, check out Functional Fitness Training which includes the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and corrective exercises. In addition to hands-on sessions for power, interval, core, and flexibility training, take your program design skills to the next level by using case studies to incorporate the corrective exercises and other functional training tools into your workouts.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Basic knowledge in reference to human anatomy, including:

Are you ready? Take this short 12 question multiple choice anatomy and joint action quiz to check your knowledge of the recommended prerequisite knowledge listed above.

Please come dressed in fitness/workout attire. 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 the written test receive a Cooper Institute Certificate. Please contact a Program Coordinator at 800/635-7050 to discuss payment options and pre-shipment of course manual(s).

Biomechanics Topics:

  • Joint Mechanics
  • Anatomical Design & Function
  • Upper Body Exercises
  • Lower Body Exercises
  • Core Body Exercises
  • Exercise Selection
  • Program Design
  • Practical Demonstration of Skills

CPR Required: Yes

Price: $295     Group discounts available! Contact us at or 972/341-3200.

Course Check-In/Hours:
Day 1: (Check-in 7:30am) 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Continuing Education Credits: 14
The Cooper Institute is a pre-approved CEC provider for the following organizations.
ACSM - 14
ACE - 1.4
CDR - 14
NASM - 1.4
TEA - 14

Class Location Dates  

Dallas, Texas

10/20/2016 - 10/21/2016