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Founded in 1970, The Cooper Institute 501(c)(3) was the first entity established by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH.

Located at the world-renowned Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, The Cooper Institute nonprofit is dedicated worldwide to health research and education.

Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Cooper had the foresight to establish The Cooper Institute and develop a rich repository of health-related data. He wanted to base his work on scientific legitimacy, not "faddism." Since then, it has been the foundation upon which Dr. Cooper built the other six health and wellness entities.

Today, the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study is one of the most highly-referenced databases on physical fitness and health in the world. Armed with this data, The Cooper Institute works to make healthy choices easier through credible research, effective learning programs and an influential network of partners.

To learn more, volunteer or donate, please call 972.341.3200 or go to The Cooper Institute's website at