The Cooper Institute

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

The Cooper Institute

Mission Statement & Core Values

The Cooper Institute is dedicated to scientific research in the field of preventive medicine and public health and communicating the results of research to the scientific and medical communities as well as to the general public.


Core Values


  • Ethics are not optional
  • We use our resources responsibly


  • Diverse people and ideas are respected


  • We seek productive partnerships
  • We share in successes and challenges


  • We lead by example
  • We promote healthful lifestyles for ourselves and others
  • We encourage creative and visionary thinking


  • Knowledge is our asset
  • We are always learning, always growing
  • Our work can make a difference in the quality of life for many


  • Excellence is our standard