The Cooper Institute® (CI), established in 1970, is a 501.c.3. nonprofit research and education organization dedicated globally to preventive medicine. The Institute's founder, Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., the "Father of Aerobics," was an Air Force physician who became interested in the role of exercise in preserving health. When he published his first best seller, Aerobics, in 1968, he introduced a new word and was the spark for millions to become active.

The Cooper  Institute® is leading the world to ideal health now, and Well. Into the Future.
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The Cooper Institute’s FitnessGram® is the fitness assessment of choice in schools across Texas and the United States. 

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