Measuring up the composition

Measuring up the composition

Course Level 1 Anthropometry (assessment of body composition).

With the boom in the personal training and fitness industries, those seeking the help of professionals to get fit and healthy are getting more discerning. Not only do clients want to look and feel better; we want the science to prove it. Enter, the skills of a trained anthropometrist, who specialises in the assessment of body composition.

"The key to evaluating whether a client's body fat percentage or muscle mass has changed lies in knowing that measurements taken are both accurate and precise," says Dr Melissa Arkinstall, director of Exercise Research Australia.

Health professionals undertaking this internationally recognised qualification in body composition (known in the health industry as ISAK) learn how to perform the latest skinfold, girth and breadth measures to calculate our body fat and somatotype (body shape).

The three-day course attracts a wide range of participants, from personal trainers to staff at institutes of sports and AFL clubs.

Duration Three days.

Time 8.30am to 4.30pm daily.

Where Thornbury, Victoria.

When Next course July 12-14.


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