The Cooper Institute

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

8.9.2022 The Cooper Institute Collaborates with NASA to Examine Long-term Effects of Space Travel on Heart Disease and Mortality
4.11.2022 Oklahoma can avoid being a top 10 obese state, but lawmakers need to act
3.31.2022 Meet the Dallas 500: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper- D Magazine
2.22.2022 Exercise Increases Ability to Remember Meaningful Moments
2.8.2022 How aerobics changed the life of Arthur Blank long before he bought the Atlanta Falcons
1.24.2022 The Cooper Institute's 2021 Legacy Celebration
1.19.2022 The Cooper Institute and GreenLight Credentials announce GreenLight Fitness, a strategic partnership to enhance FitnessGram
12.29.2021 NYTIMES - How Exercise May Affect our Alcohol Consumption
9.29.2021 The Cooper Institute’s Fit and Tipsy Study Reveals Fit People Drink More Alcohol Than Non-Exercisers
8.3.2021 Essilor Vision Foundation and FitnessGram by The Cooper Institute Partner to Reward Teachers, School Nurses and School Staff
4.15.2021 Fitness Is Still Important Tool for Overall Good Health, Despite Modern Medicine
4.7.2021 Watch Wellness Wednesdays: A new study from The Cooper Institute shows a huge drop in children's exercise in the pandemic. Dr. Andjelka Pavlovic joined NEWS 9 in Oklahoma City.
4.6.2021 UPDATE: Fitness Still Matters to Reduce all-Cause and Heart Disease Deaths, Despite Advances in Modern Medicine and Lifestyle Changes
3.25.2021 The Cooper Institute Looks to Get Kids Active Again as Pandemic Continues
3.17.2021 Student Physical Activity Dropped Worldwide During COVID-19, Raising Concerns for Health
3.1.2021 Legendary “Father of Aerobics” Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Turns 90
3.1.2021 The Cooper Institute Launches New Online FitnessGram Playground Site
6.22.2020 FitnessGram PACER Test Remixes! now available
3.30.2020 Fitness Still Matters to Reduce Heart Disease and Cancer Deaths, Despite Advances in Modern Medicine and Lifestyle Changes
3.18.2020 NFL Huddles up with Charitable Partners to Provide Free Educational Resources during COVID-19 School Closures
1.29.2020 Vision Impact Institute and The Cooper Institute Announce Extension of Collaboration
10.18.2019 2019 Annual Legacy Award Dinner honors the NFL Foundation
9.9.2019 Improving Vitamin D level, physical fitness, and body weight may help to reduce health risks in African-American adults
1.29.2019 Is too much exercise dangerous? Study shows that extreme exercise does not increase risk of death from heart disease
10.12.2018 2018 Annual Legacy Award Dinner to feature The Home Depot CEO Craig Menear as keynote speaker honoring Arthur M. Blank, Atlanta Falcons owner and co-founder of The Home Depot
10.10.2018 2018 Brain Summit featuring Researchers from The Cooper Institute
9.6.2018 Vision Impact Institute and Cooper Institute Announce Collaboration to Focus on the Whole Child
6.27.2018 THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HEART HEALTH AND BRAIN HEALTH: Study shows fitness protects against depression and heart disease death in later life
4.2.2018 FitnessGram and OPEN Establish an Impactful Collaboration to Enhance Fitness Education for all Physical Educators
3.27.2017 Dallas Cowboys Legend, Troy Aikman, Cooper Aerobics President and CEO, Dr. Tyler Cooper, and retiring Frisco Independent School District Superintendent, Dr. Jeremy Lyon,
2.1.2017 Association Between Sitting Time and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors After Adjustment for Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, 2010–2013
1.17.2017 Research Conducted by The Cooper Institute Shows Positive Association for Health Outcomes for Students Participating in NFL PLAY 60 Programming
12.18.2015 Pink Elementary Teaches Healthy, Life-Long Habits with FitnessGram
10.28.2015 The Cooper Institute Finds High Midlife Fitness and Cardiovascular Health Associated With Lower Healthcare Costs
10.22.2015 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Train with The Cooper Institute
10.22.2015 The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Expand Healthy Zone School Recognition Program
10.22.2015 Physical Activity Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
10.4.2015 The Cooper Institute Finds High Midlife Fitness and Cardiovascular Health Associated with Lower Healthcare Costs
7.6.2015 Fitness for Female Cancer Survivors
7.6.2015 Appreciate Basic Freedoms and Those who Protect Us
7.2.2015 FitnessGram Continues to be Texas’ Program for Assessing Student Fitness
4.1.2015 Healthy Zone School Recognition Program Grows to 90 Schools in DFW
3.31.2015 National Football Foundation Inducts Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper into Leadership Hall of Fame
3.30.2015 The Cooper Institute Supports Law Enforcement Officers
3.19.2015 The Cooper Institute® Partners with US Games to Improve the Health of Children Nationwide
2.20.2015 The Cooper Institute is committed to S.T.E.M. education and the next generation
9.30.2014 The Cooper Institute Launches New Education Tracks
7.29.2014 NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM® Champions Immerse in Student Health
5.22.2014 Cowboys Host NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM® Assessment at "Champion" School
5.21.2014 CI Launches Cooper Fit Pro Resources
4.29.2014 A Cooperized School
2.25.2014 Top Fitness Organizations Launch Registry
9.11.2013 The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Select the 2013-2014 Healthy Zone Schools
8.5.2013 CI Researchers Find Strong Link Between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Risk of Heart Failure Mortality
5.24.2013 The Cooper Institute Signs Agreement With Hungarian School Sport Federation
4.5.2013 An Inaugural Funding Opportunity
3.4.2013 General Mills Foundation Donation Expands the Reach of NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM
2.5.2013 Higher midlife fitness can impact brain health in later life.
1.4.2013 The Cooper Institute Launches More Than Fifteen New Courses
12.13.2012 The Cooper Institute Launches Continuing Education Courses for Health Professionals at
12.11.2012 Study examines the impact of fitness and alcohol intake on metabolic syndrome
12.11.2012 Study confirms the benefits of physical activity outweigh risk of musculoskeletal injury
12.10.2012 Study shows cardiorespiratory fitness and LDL are predictors of coronary heart disease.
10.1.2012 Illuminating New Perspectives
9.24.2012 The Cooper Institute Mourns the Loss of Chief Executive Officer, Fred Meyer
9.17.2012 NFL Charities Awards $2.2 Million to The Cooper Institute
9.14.2012 The Cooper Institute® Marks Texas Obesity Awareness Week with Tom Thumb Check Presentation Event
8.27.2012 New Study Shows Higher Midlife Fitness is Key to Healthier Aging
8.15.2012 Apply to our Personal Training Education Advisory Board
7.27.2012 Youth Program Leaders to Speak at National Physical Education Institute
6.21.2012 Personal Trainer Recognition Programs Launched
6.13.2012 Fitness in Middle Age Lowers Medical Costs Later: Study
6.11.2012 NutriGram Offered at No Cost
6.11.2012 CI Ambassador Program Launched
5.7.2012 CI Gives Back at Get Kidz Fit 2012
4.11.2012 Nutrigram's The Quest to Lava Mountain mentioned in Edge magazine
4.11.2012 Watch Andes plane crash survivor, Nando Parrado, and Dr. Cooper
2.3.2012 Kevin Levar Set to Perform at Church Benefit for “The Longest Swim” Cancer Research Mission
1.17.2012 Military Exercise Leader Course At Buckley AFB, Colo
1.11.2012 Low vitamin D levels linked to depression, UT Southwestern psychiatrists report
1.11.2012 Reflecting on Video Games, Learning and Nutrition
1.11.2012 Skip the calorie counting: To lose weight, seek foods that satisfy
1.10.2012 Are Your Kids in the Healthy Fitness Zone?
11.17.2011 DALLAS LECTURE - My Aging Brain
11.15.2011 New Study Links Fitness and Fatness to Blood Levels of Vitamin D
11.10.2011 Statewide Results from NutriGram®Confirm Need for Healthy Eating Education
11.2.2011 Ben Lecomte Mimics His Epic Cross- Pacific Swim at Cooper Aerobics Center
10.11.2011 Honoring Ray C. Robbins, Our Dear Friend
10.11.2011 Visit CI at Mayor's Youth Fitness Initiative Celebration
9.27.2011 Troy Aikman Joins United Way and Cooper Institute to Honor Healthy Zone Schools
9.9.2011 918 Women: 1 Goal - The WIN Study
7.5.2011 Texas school children to learn about nutrition via video games
5.20.2011 The ABCs of health: Program teaches kids Nutrition 101
5.20.2011 New exercise leaders will bring group fitness into squadrons at March
5.13.2011 Eating right: Elementary students take launch test to evaluate their lunch
5.13.2011 Burks Elementary: Healthy School Recognized
4.25.2011 Biobank featured in Dallas Business Journal
3.30.2011 Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Adiposity, and Cancer Mortality Paper Published
3.28.2011 Burks Elementary Named First Healthy Zone School
3.22.2011 United Way & Cooper Institute Name First Healthy Zone School
2.23.2011 The Cooper Institute® Developing Weight Management Cancer Prevention Program
2.1.2011 Paper Published on Vitamin D Levels in Men
1.1.2011 The State of Georgia Recognizes The Cooper Institute
11.8.2010 The Entertainment Software Association Foundation Gives $50K to The Cooper Institute
11.1.2010 Study Links Cardiorespiratory Fitness to Lower Death Rate in Women
9.22.2010 United Way & The Cooper Institute Launch Steps Toward a Healthier Community
9.6.2010 Announcing the Janet and Tedd Mitchell Endowed Chair for Healthy Aging
9.1.2010 Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Hosts Experts on Exercise, Student Performance and Brain Development
9.1.2010 Positive and Negative Influences of Large-Scale Fitness Assessment: Results of Testing with 3 Million Texas Youth
8.26.2010 CI Partners with Texas Department of Agriculture to Improve Health of Texas Children
8.17.2010 CI Launches Personal Training Education Course Online
8.1.2010 Online Personal Training Course Now Available!
7.14.2010 Phys Ed: The Men Who Stare at Screens
7.9.2010 Charles L. Sterling: An epidemic of fitness malpractice
7.9.2010 Most Texas school kids failing in fitness
6.3.2010 Dallas-area physicians on board with first lady's initiative to tackle childhood obesity
5.17.2010 Overtraining Syndrome can hurt athletes who work out too much
5.7.2010 Give trainer's credentials, references a good workout.
4.20.2010 Luncheon pays tribute to fitness pioneer Kenneth Cooper
4.20.2010 Watch this Video!
4.7.2010 Tom Brokaw hosts The Cooper Institute 40th Anniversary Luncheon on April 29
3.9.2010 Fitness May Boost Kids' Grades
3.9.2010 To Double the Odds of Seeing 85: Get a Move On
2.24.2010 WIN 2 Super Bowl XLV Tickets
12.2.2009 Weight Management Leadership Available Online!
12.1.2009 NFL Charities Awards $1.8 Million To The Cooper Institute's FITNESSGRAM
11.3.2009 How a Clinical Trial Can Help With Type 2 Diabetes
11.2.2009 Latest exercise gear and routines reflect body's real-life movements
9.3.2009 CI Mentioned in the Air Force Times
8.3.2009 Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) Exam Launches Nationwide
7.15.2009 The Cooper Institute Signs Exclusive Contract with Pearson VUE
7.15.2009 NYC - Physical Fitness Associated with Higher Academic Achievement
6.5.2009 *** SHARE YOUR STORY ***
5.1.2009 Millie and Dr. Kenneth Cooper honored by Dallas Legends of Service
5.1.2009 NOW ONLINE - Providing Dietary Guidance Course
4.29.2009 H1N1 Flu Update
4.17.2009 The Cooper Institute Newsletters
4.5.2009 CI Bookstore Offers 20% Discount on Selected Products on April 8th
3.8.2009 Texas Education Agency Releases FITNESSGRAM® Results
2.26.2009 The Cooper Institute and Mary Lou Retton Announce New Youth Fitness Research Project at Signature Luncheon
2.10.2009 TMA Foundation Awards Grant to The Cooper Institute
2.3.2009 The Cooper Institute and UT Southwestern Announce Medical Research Collaboration
1.28.2009 Help CI Plan the New Online Personal Training Education Course
1.27.2009 WEATHER ADVISORY MESSAGE! (1/28/09)
1.22.2009 Participate in New Research Studies
12.2.2008 Karyn Hughes to Speak at IHRSA Convention in March
11.19.2008 GoodSearch for CI
11.6.2008 Cooper Institute Teaches Military Exercise Course
10.1.2008 Online CI-CPT Practice Test for Personal Trainer Candidates - First of Many Online Offerings Planned
6.30.2008 Texas Tests the Fitness of 2.6 Million Students; Finds Elementary Students are in the Best Shape
5.4.2008 2nd Annual Super Saturday/Super Sábado at Bukhair Elementary School
5.4.2008 The Cooper Institute Launches Calorie Balance Web Site –
4.7.2008 National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Honors The Cooper Institute
2.21.2008 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Provides A Life Rx for Health to Benefit Dallas Kids
1.16.2008 New Study Shows That Fitness Trumps Fatness in Determining Risk of Cancer Death in Men
12.9.2007 The Cooper Institute Pioneers Law Enforcement Occupational Fitness
11.12.2007 New Fire Service Course Helps Firefighters Become 'Fit for Duty'
11.8.2007 Illinois WISEWOMAN Program Recognized by CDC as a National Model
9.26.2007 Dr. Cooper Presents at Latest Lecture Series Event
9.26.2007 FITNESSGRAM Selected as Statewide Fitness Tool
9.20.2007 Development Advisory Board Establishes 2008 Goals
8.23.2007 Kudos to The Institute Board of Trustees Members
8.13.2007 New Cooper Book Released Nationally
7.29.2007 CHAMPS Sport Camp Gives Children New Hope
7.19.2007 The Cooper Institute Bookstore Opens for Business
7.12.2007 Dr. Cooper Among Honorees for Lifetime Achievement
6.25.2007 Women Net Positive Results in AHA's Choose To Move
6.24.2007 Mandatory PE in Texas Schools is Victory for Kids
6.5.2007 DREW Primary Outcomes Paper Published in JAMA
5.13.2007 Dr. Daniel Amen Speaks at Lecture Series Event
4.25.2007 Super Saturday/Super Sabado at Bukhair Elementary
4.24.2007 Institute Showcases Services at ACSM and IHRSA
4.17.2007 Cooper Institute Trustees Recognized and Honored
2.15.2007 The Charitable IRA - A Non-Taxing Way to Give
1.22.2007 Institute Earns National Accreditation from NCCA
1.1.2007 The 2007 Lecture Series Schedule Released
4.27.2000 Dr. Cooper's 21st Century Medicine Lecture
2.22.2000 Jackie Joyner-Kersee A Life Rx for Health Photo Gallery