The Cooper Institute

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


The Cooper Institute Launches Continuing Education Courses for Health Professionals at

The Cooper Institute Launches Continuing Education Courses for Health Professionals at
Online courses give primary care providers tools to empower positive health changes in their patients.
DALLAS (December 13, 2012) —  While most doctors want to play a vital role in helping patients adopt healthy behaviors, up to 75 percent of physicians are not equipped to offer weight management programs as a prescription to lower risk of chronic disease. Through health professionals now have access to continuing education courses to help them empower positive health changes in their patients.
Developed by The Cooper Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to lifestyle medicine research and education, is an evidence-based resource for medical professionals and the public, and is funded through a Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) prevention grant. The continuing medical education courses are jointly sponsored by the American Heart Association and The Cooper Institute.

“This is an exciting opportunity for The Cooper Institute to offer weight management education and resources to primary care providers who are on the frontlines in the prevention, treatment and management of disease,” said Susan Campbell, PhD, President and Chief Mission Officer at The Cooper Institute and Today I Will Program Director.  “Health professionals can feel confident that the combination of evidence-based research and everyday practices they receive through the courses and website can translate into behavior change in their patients’ lives.”

Along with continuing education courses, offers a valuable toolkit for patients that includes best practices for healthy eating and physical activity, success stories, a blog, and specialized behavioral tracking tools. 

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Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Courses currently available in the Adult Obesity in Clinical Practice online CME/CE series include:
-Weight Management Essentials
-Dietary Recommendations for Lasting Weight Loss
-Physical Activity Recommendations for Lasting Weight Loss
-Top 5 in 5: Five Key Weight-loss Conversations that Can Take Place in Five Minutes
About The Cooper Institute
Established in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, The Cooper Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to lifestyle medicine research and education, housing one of the world’s largest databases on fitness and health. Each year The Cooper Institute develops engaged learners in fitness and health with its courses and nationally accredited Personal Trainer Certification exam. The Cooper Institute offers web-based tools for schools to track and report on youth fitness and nutrition: FITNESSGRAM ® and NutriGram®.  Visit
About The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2007 establishing CPRIT and authorizing the state to issue $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs and services in Texas. CPRIT’s goal is to expedite innovation and commercialization in the area of cancer research and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs and services throughout the state. CPRIT accepts applications and award grants for a wide variety of cancer-related research and for the delivery of cancer prevention programs and services by public and private entries located in Texas. For more information visit
About The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. The organization teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more, visit