The Cooper Institute

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

Youth Initiatives Partners



Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Presidential Youth Fitness Program logo

In 2012, FitnessGram was adopted by the Presidential Youth Fitness Program and became the United States' youth fitness assessment. The national program includes an assessment, professional development and motivational recognition that empowers students to adopt and maintain active lifestyles. Learn more.


NFL Foundation

NFL Play 60 FitnessGram logo

FitnessGram is provided in partnership with NFL Foundations as a part of the NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram program. In 2009, NFL Foundation awarded The Cooper Institute $4 million to support the NFL PLAY 60 campaign, an initiative that challenges youth to be active 60 minutes a day. Learn more.


United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas logo

The Healthy Zone School recognition program is a partnership between The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, championed by NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman, to honor schools that have created an optimal environment for students to engage in healthy behaviors and support schools striving to do so. Schools receive funding and support to fully implement healthy practices on their campuses, as well as to initiate wellness programs that engage the surrounding community. Schools are selected based on a competitive application process. Learn more.


US Games

US Games logo

As part of BSN Sports, the nation's largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of sporting goods products, US Games is on the leading edge of athletics, physical education, fitness and fun. In 2013, FitnessGram partnered with US Games to conduct the business of selling and distributing FitnessGram testing supplies and equipment. Items sold include eye-catching posters, student-friendly cue cards, and more. Learn more.