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


ISAK Level 1: Hoffman Estates, IL- Nov 10-12th
ISAK Level 1: Chicago, IL Dec 1st – 3rd
ISAK Level 2: Chicago, IL Dec 8th – 10th


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These courses are designed for Healthcare Providers, Fitness professionals, Sports Dietitions & Nutritionists and Educators. 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.


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 incudes measurement of a restricted profile, which includes a total of 17 measurements (2 base measurements, 5 girths, 8 skinfolds and 2 bone breadths).

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

  • Demonstrate proper manipulation, calibration and maintenance of anthropometry equipment
  • Demonstrate adequate technical precision in measuring 2 base measurements, 8 skinfolds, 5 girths and 2 bone breadths
  • Compute technical error of measurement (TEM) to analyze your own precision and accuracy as an Anthropometrist
  • Calculate Somatotype and understand its applications to sport profiling, health and body image
  • Differentiate body composition assessment methodologies and explain the advantages and limitations of their use
  • Describe the relationship between diet, exercise and health, and the use of anthropometric markers of health status and risk

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