Body Composition Assessment (Anthropometry 1)

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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.

ISAK Logo WEB IMAGEIndividuals 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.

All body composition/anthropometry courses are taught at AUT Millennium.

Quick facts

Programme code: COM510
Course fee: $600 (full-time students $560)
30 REPS CEC Credits

Topics include:

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

Next intake

Paper code: 510120/01
Dates: 11, 12, 13 March 2016 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Times: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Location: AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Important points

  • Included as part of the course fee is your ISAK accreditation fee, 4 years ISAK membership, a training manual and equipment to use while on the course.
  • Equipment is also available for students to purchase at a competitive rate.


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Last updated: 04-Dec-2015 10.42am

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