The Cooper Institute

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


The Cooper Institute Launches More Than Fifteen New Courses

On-site and online classes available, including those specific to healthcare professionals
DALLAS, TEXAS (January 3, 2013) —In their recently released Hot Jobs For The 21st Century report, the United States Department of Labor declared fitness training and instructing the hottest up-and-coming employment field, predicting that employment of fitness trainers and instructors will grow by a whopping 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all other occupations. The Cooper Institute, a nonprofit dedicated worldwide to preventive medicine research and education is responding to this need with the release of sixteen new courses. The courses, designed for health and fitness professionals, health enthusiasts and healthcare professionals include:
-Business Skills for Fitness Leaders
-Core Training
-Corrective Exercises
-First Responder Exercise Programming
-Flexibility and Myofascial Release
-Interval Training
-Military and First Responder Exercise Leadership
-Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercises
-Small Group Personal Training
-Sports Nutrition
-Weight Control Strategies
-Walking for Wellness
-Dietary Recommendations for Lasting Weight Loss (For Healthcare Professionals Only)
-Physical Activity Recommendations for Lasting Weight Loss (For Healthcare Professionals Only)
-Five Key Weight Loss Conversations with Your Patients (For Healthcare Professionals Only)
-Weight Management Essentials (For Healthcare Professionals Only)
Courses vary in duration, from a few hours to a few days, and price, and are led by an internationally-recognized team of instructors. The instructors maximize student understanding and comprehension of health and fitness concepts through technology-based classroom instruction and practical sessions. Courses for the healthcare professional are enduring, online education sponsored by the American Heart Association for CME/CE credit.
“Whatever direction your physical fitness or health career is taking you, our courses can create a solid foundation for future success,” says Sue Beckham, PhD, Director and Adult Initiatives. “Our newest classes build on our existing course line-up and offer practical education that can directly make a difference in clients and patients’ lives.
For a complete listing of 2013 course dates and pricing, visit or call (800) 635-7050.
About The Cooper Institute
Established in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, The Cooper Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated worldwide to preventive medicine research and education, housing one of the world’s largest databases on exercise 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®. For more information, visit