Body Composition Assessment (Anthropometry 1)

Programme Code: COM510
Course Fee*: $600.00
30 REPS CEC Credits

Anthropometry is the science of the measurement of the human body.
While there are many different methods to measure body composition, taking physical measurements from individuals, such as skinfolds and muscle girths, still offers one of the most accurate and user friendly ways of tracking an individuals body composition.

The measurement of body composition has many practical uses including the monitoring of fitness goals and nutritional status, the growth of children, as well as sports performance assessment and even in the design of equipment and clothing.

AUT’s intensive short courses follow the standards outlined by the International Society for the Advancement of Kinathropometry (ISAK).
The course will help you develop a solid understanding of body composition assessment, as well as ensuring your measurement skills are up to the highest standard.

AUT’s anthropometry courses are taught by highly qualified internationally qualified instructors who have many years experience teaching, researching and providing anthropometry services to the general public, as well as hundreds of athletes from a range of sports.

Individuals from a wide variety of professions that will benefit from up-skilling in their anthropometry measurement, including Personal Trainers working in the fitness industry. Strength and Conditioning Coaches working with sports teams, dieticians working in public health, or sport and exercise science researchers. Becoming ISAK accredited will ensure that you’re offering your clients and athletes the highest level and most accurate service.

Topics Include:

  • Basic Anatomy
  • Landmarking
  • Use and care of equipment
  • Measurement error
  • Somatotyping and estimation

Paper Code:  510120/01
Dates: 13, 14, 15 March 2015 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Times: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Location: AUT Millennium Campus, 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

*For International students some additional fees may apply, please click here for more information.

Important Points:

  • Included as part of the course is an ISAK instruction manual (approximate cost $45), equipment to use while on the course, and official ISAK certification ($37).
  • Equipment is also available for students to purchase at a competitive rate.

How to apply:
For all applicants please click on the 'apply' button at the top right hand side of this page and download and complete the Application Form for Short Courses.

Please follow the instructions on the form and return to the address advised.

For more information on Short Courses or an enrolment form, contact:

Rochelle Edser
Short Course Coordinator
(09) 921 9999 ext 7503

Morgan Geldard
Short Course Manager
(09) 921 9152

Or drop in to see us at:
AUT University 
The AUT Sport & Fitness Centre
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
North Shore

Last updated: 17-Nov-2014 4.14pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.