The Cooper Institute

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

Courses Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist and Law and Fire Injury Prevention

police officer on bike on roadThe law enforcement 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.

Two classes in one week. The 4 1/2 day Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist course is designed specifically for the law enforcement and public safety professional who are involved in developing and delivering physical fitness programs in their academy or department. The 1/2 day Law and Fire Injury Prevention workshop teaches these professionals to identify common job-related injuries in first responders and provides information on how to develop appropriate injury prevention programs. Gain the skills to select and teach strengthening, flexibility and balance exercises that target weak links that can lead to injury. Learn why a strong core is an important key to injury prevention and optimal execution of specific work-related tasks. Discover why core exercises like crunches are not enough to prevent injury. Practice the exercises and gain valuable teaching tips in hands-on breakout sessions.

If you would like to have your course manuals shipped to you in advance (a minimum fee of $15.00 would apply), please contact a Program Coordinator at (800) 635-7050. Pre-study is encouraged, but not required.

Topics for Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist:

Topics for Law and Fire Injury Prevention:

CPR Required: Yes for Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist and No for Law and Fire Injury Prevention

Contact Hours: 33

Price: $780
Have 3 or more? Contact a Program Coordinator at or 800/635-7050 for group discount pricing.

The Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist course is is a curriculum-based testing course. Students who complete the course and pass both the written and practical exams receive a Cooper Institute Certificate. The Law and Fire Injury Prevention course does not include an examination. Students who complete the course receive a Cooper Institute Certificate of Participation.

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)
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

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

Needed Items: 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.

Earn The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer credential after taking this class. Call (972) 341-3200 and ask a Program Coordinator for education discounts.

View Off-Site Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist Course Offerings

Contact us at (800) 635-7050 if you have questions or need assistance registering for the course.

Class Location Dates  

Dallas, Texas

07/25/2016 - 07/29/2016 


Sykesville, Maryland

08/22/2016 - 08/26/2016 


Dallas, Texas

09/26/2016 - 09/30/2016 


Dallas, Texas

11/14/2016 - 11/18/2016