The Cooper Institute

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


Dr. Cooper Presents at Latest Lecture Series Event

The Cooper Institute resumed its 2007 Preventive Medicine and Wellness Lecture Series on September 19th on the Cooper Aerobics Center campus with a capacity crowd.

The Lecture Series is held four times a year as a fundraising event for The Cooper Institute, with all proceeds going toward the many  research and education initiatives in-progress or "on the boards." The featured speaker was the "Father of Aerobics" and the Chairman/Founder of The Cooper Institute, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, speaking on childhood overweight and obesity, how it has dramatically increased in the past 20 years, and the role that parents, schools and the community must have in reversing this alarming trend.

Texas and the nation are experiencing childhood overweight and obesity at epidemic levels. Dr. Cooper is hopeful that SB530, which mandates structured physical activity and fitness testing in all public schools, and introduced by Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound and passed by the Texas legislature, will serve as a template, not only for Texas but across the country. Data has shown that there is a direct correlation between a child's level of fitness and their academic performance, absenteeism, and discipline among other benchmarks.


For more information or for a copy of Dr. Cooper's slide presentation, please call the Development Office at (972) 342-3200 and ask for Amanda Moody or Anissa Carbajal-Diaz.

For information on our next upcoming speaker, please click here to be directed to our Preventive Medicine Lecture Series section.