The Cooper Institute

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


The Institute continues to be one of the most recognized and trusted authorities on health and wellness worldwide.
Our NCCA accredited Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) credential puts decades of knowledge straight into the consumer’s hands.

Our certification resources are second to none and include an updated Principles of Health and Fitness textbook, practice tests and more; providing prospective personal trainer candidates the foundational knowledge needed for any accredited examination. We also offer personal assistance, job placement support and excellent service to all of our clients, setting the CI-CPT program apart from all others.



Whether you’re the designated personal trainer for your family, a healthcare professional looking to add a highly respected credential to your resume, a physical education teacher dedicated to raising a healthier generation, or embarking on a new career,
the CI-CPT advantage will undoubtedly be one of the best investments you could make.

Principles of Health and Fitness Textbook

The information in this textbook will help you develop a good foundation and understanding of the basic concepts needed to be a personal trainer.

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Online Anatomy for Health and Fitness Resource

Learn the basics of anatomy for fitness professionals with this online resource. Course topics: • Properties of Muscle Tissue • Movement of the Body • Location & Function of Major Muscle Groups • Exercise Application

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Health and Fitness Tips from Subject Matter Experts (CI blogs)

The latest health and fitness trends discussed by The Cooper Institute.

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Online Practice Tests

The Cooper Institute – Certified Personal Trainer Practice Test resource will help you prepare to sit for any nationally accredited personal training examination. The practice tests have been designed to help each prospective candidate test their foundational knowledge on the principles of health and fitness, which is the core of personal training education.

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CI-CPT Bundles

Buy more, save more! We offer a variety of resource bundles at discounted prices. Choose the package that best fits your needs! All bundles include an exam voucher.

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