The Cooper Institute was founded in 1970 by Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper as a nonprofit organization with a simple vision to prove that exercise is medicine. Forty-nine years later, The Cooper Institute stands as a beacon of health and wellness through scientific research, education and advocacy.
Our research changes the world. As our understanding of the benefits of physical activity and aerobic fitness grows, so does our ability to change behaviors and help people live longer, healthier lives now and Well. Into the Future.
Our Mission: The Cooper Institute is dedicated to promoting life-long health and wellness through research and education.
Our Vision: Rebuild a healthy and safe world and workforce through prevention, physical activity and healthy living.