Coopers Aerobic Points System
In1968, Dr. Kenneth Cooper published the landmark book Aerobics, which popularized the importance of aerobic exercise for good health. A major concept advanced in the book was the Cooper Points system. This system (still in use at the Cooper Fitness Center) helps people to understand that there are a number of ways to get aerobic exercise. A number of activities can be combined to meet the weekly goal of 30 points. (See chart below)
Adapted from the points system in Aerobics (Cooper, 1968)
Dr. Cooper was a leading pioneer of the aerobic exercise movement. His book (Aerobics) and philosophies are well known nationally and internationally.
Cooper, K.H. (1968) Aerobics. New York: M. Evans and Company.