IHSA BODY FAT ASSESSOR CERTIFICATION COURSE

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

IHSA COURSE OPTIONS

Sept. 8 Athletico Corporate Office
Sept. 19th Normal Community high school
Sept. 20th Effingham High School
Sept. 28th Leyden High School
Sept.29th Minnooka High School
Oct. 2nd Wauconda High School
Oct 12th St. Rita High School
Oct. 13th Wheeling High School

 

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed for Healthcare Providers, Fitness Professionals, Sports Dietitians & Nutritionists, Coaches and Educators that work with and/or want to work with wrestlers in the state of Illinois. As an IHSA Certified Body Fat Assessor you will join an elite group of professionals with the skills and knowledge to assess a wrestler’s hydration status, body weight and percent body fat following standardized procedures. These measurements are part of the Nationally Mandated Wrestling Weight Control Program to determine the minimum weight class a wrestler can safely compete at and a safe weight loss timeline to ensure a wrestler is not losing to much weight too fast.

PREREQUISITES

All students should possess or currently be completing a University degree or accredited certification in a relevant field.

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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