SPORTS ANTHROPOMETRY: ISAK ACCREDITATION COURSES

Course Instructor: Kelley Robert Altom M.S.Ed

Kelley is an Exercise Physiologist and ISAK Certified Anthropometrist Level 3 with over 15 years’ experience: To learn more about Kelley click here

2019 ISAK COURSE OPTIONS:

ISAK Level 1

ISAK Level 2:

 

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COURSE OVERVIEW

ISAK Certification courses are designed for Sports Scientists, Nutritionists and other Health & Fitness experts that seek to provide their clients/students/patients with precise, accurate and valid body measurement data. As an ISAK Certified Anthropometrist you will join an elite group of professionals with the skills and knowledge to assess your client’s physique using a comprehensive series of bone lengths, breadths, skinfolds and girth measurements. These measurements can be applied to a wide range of needs such as monitoring growth & development, identification of talented athletes, assessing health status, and evaluating exercise and nutrition interventions to changes in body size, shape and composition.

PREREQUISITES

All students should possess or currently be completing a University degree or accredited certification in a relevant field. For ISAK Level 2, successful completion of Level 1 course is required.

ISAK Level 1 course is an introductory course in Anthropometry and Anthropometric technique. It includes both theoretical and practical components. Theory components include topics such as anatomy, body composition and somatotyping. Practical application includes measurement of a restricted profile, which includes a total of 21 measurements (4 base measurements, 6 girths, 8 skinfolds and 3 bone breadths).

ISAK Level 2 course is for professionals that need more advanced and detailed anthropometric data than what the ISAK Level 1 course offers. This course includes more in-depth theory components such as proportionality, 5-way fractionation procedures of body composition, and calculating muscle-to-bone ratio for determining maximal FFM potential of athletes. Students will learn ISAK’s Full Profile, which includes a total of 42 measurements (4 base measurements, 13 girths, 8 skinfolds, 8 bone lengths and 9 bone breadths) within a more strict error tolerance than the ISAK Level 1.

ISAK Level 1

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper manipulation, calibration and maintenance of various anthropometry equipment
  • Demonstrate adequate technical precision in measuring 4 base measurements, 8 skinfolds, 6 girths and 3 bone breadths
  • Compute technical error of measurement (TEM) of anthropometric data to verify your precision and accuracy at an introductory level.
  • Calculate Somatotype and describe its applications to health and sport profiling
  • Describe the utility, limitations and assumptions of assessing percent body fat using the two component model
  • Describe how to integrate a Physique Assessment System (restricted profile) in various sports settings

ISAK Level 2

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper manipulation, calibration and maintenance of all anthropometry equipment
  • Demonstrate adequate technical precision in measuring 4 base measurements, 8 skinfolds, 13 girths 9 bone length/heights and 9 bone breadths
  • Compute technical error of measurement (TEM) of anthropometric data to verify your precision and accuracy is within research standards
  • Apply the principals of geometric similarity to scale anthropometric data and compare the dimensional and functional characteristics of athletes of different sizes
  • Calculate Somatotype, describe its applications to health & sport profiling and how to apply somatotype statistics and the three dimensional nature of the somatochart
  • Describe limitations, assumptions and errors associated with various body composition assessment methodologies and differentiate anatomical versus chemical models.
  • Describe how to integrate a Physique Assessment System in various sports settings using the Full Profile

ISAK Level 1: Investment: $500.00 USD
Fee includes: ISAK Accreditation fee, 4 year ISAK membership,
Training manual, Registered Dietitians awarded 18 CPE’s from CDR; 24 CEU’s from BOC for Athletic Trainers / CPDU’s for Illinois Teachers

ISAK Level 2: Investment: $750.00 USD
Fee includes: ISAK Accreditation fee, 4 year ISAK membership,
Training manual, Registered Dietitians awarded 18 CPE’s from CDR;  36 CEU’s from BOC for Athletic Trainers / CPDU’s
for Illinois Teachers

TIME             Day One            Day Two          Day Three
8:00AM Class Begins
-Introduction

-History & evolution

-Statistics

-Equipment & Calibration

-Ethics

-Somatotyping

-Body Composition (Hydrostatic weighing practical in pool)

-Practical applications and Open discussion

Anthropometry & Health

Recapitulation

Practice, Practice, Practice!

11:30AM Lunch for 60 minutes Lunch for 60 minutes Lunch for 60 minutes
Land marking &

Measurement Protocol

Part 1

 

Land marking &

Measurement Protocol Part 2

Practical Exam on Live Athletes
5:00PM

Do I need to purchase equipment for class? No, all anthropometry equipment will be provided for students to use in class. We do, however, encourage students to purchase equipment prior so equipment can be calibrated. If you wish to purchase equipment prior to class email us and we will send you our discount code.

Will students be offered discounts on equipment? Yes, all paid students will receive a 5-10% discount on all equipment from NutriActiva.com.

Will students be awarded continuing education credits for attending this course? Yes! Registered dietitians with the Commission of Dietetics (CDR) will be awarded 12 CPE’s for ISAK Level 1; 18 CPE’s for ISAK Level 2; Athletic Trainers with the Board of Certification (BOC) will be awarded 24 CEU”s for ISAK Level 1; 36 CEU’s for ISAK Level 2

What should I wear to class? This course is a practical “hands-on” course, and during the practical sessions you will be acting as a subject for other course participants. Please bring appropriate clothing (males should bring shorts and will be required to remove their shirt; females should bring halter top and shorts or two-piece swim suit to change into for the practical sessions