The Cooper Institute

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

NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project

FitnessGram assesses student health-related fitness, provides individual prescriptive reports, and offers tools to promote lifelong health and fitness.

The Cooper Institute is a proud partner of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) – a national collaboration between the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, SHAPE America, President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and the Centers for Disease Control, dedicated to providing free resources to schools as well as a model for fitness education within a comprehensive, quality physical education program.

The NFL Foundation, in partnership with The Cooper Institute, provides FitnessGram to 35 schools and after-school organizations in each of the 32 NFL markets nationwide, inspiring students to be active.

Healthy Zone School

The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, helps schools become positive mentors for students, teachers, and parents in the community.




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