The Cooper Institute

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

NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project

FitnessGram assesses student health-related fitness, provides individual prescriptive reports, and offers tools to promote lifelong health and fitness. FitnessGram also includes nutrition and activity assessments.

The Cooper Institute is a proud partner of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) – a national collaboration between the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, SHAPE America, and the Centers for Disease Control, dedicated to providing free resources to schools as well as a model for fitness education within a comprehensive, quality physical education program.

The NFL Foundation, in partnership with The Cooper Institute, provides FitnessGram to 35 schools and after-school organizations in each of the 32 NFL markets nationwide, inspiring students to be active.

Healthy Zone School
Cooper International Youth Fitness Test
Perot International Youth Data Center

The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, helps schools become positive mentors for students, teachers, and parents in the community.

Cooper International Fitness Test is robust and customizable fitness assessment software adapted for participating countries and based off of scientifically-proven software, FitnessGram.

Gifted to The Cooper Institute by Ross Perot Sr., The Perot International Youth Data Center is a highly secure data center that houses international student information for the FitnessGram, and NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram programs.


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