ISAK Body Composition

ISAK Level 1 Accreditation – Body Composition Assessments

The Level 1 ISAK Anthropometry course is designed for Sport & Exercise Science students, strength and conditioners, nutritionists, sports rehabilitators or physiotherapists who need to carry out anthropometric profiling of clients.

Entry Criteria: 18 years +. It is recommended that learners have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs, however exemptions may be made for adult returners with relevant experience.

Duration: 3 taught days, 9am-5pm each day.

Next course dates: TBC.

Cost: £350.

Course syllabus and assessment

During the Anthropometry course you will experience both practical and theoretical learning. Theoretical components of the course include topics such as anatomy, body composition and somatotype.

Practical application includes the measurement of a restricted profile (height, mass, eight skinfolds, five girths, two breadths), adhering to the standard required by ISAK. You will study how measures enable monitoring of health and growth variables and calculation of somatotype.


  • Demonstration of accurate precision in the assessment of a Restricted Profile. The demonstration will be assessed on intra-tester reliability (how repeatable your own measurements are) and inter-tester reliability (how accurate you are compared with criterion measures);
  • Submission of 20 profiles within a four-month period.

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive the Level 1 ISAK Anthropometry course (accreditation valid for four years) and ISAK membership. For more information, please visit


Health & Fitness Programme Manager – Hannah van Buuren – 01225 385378 –

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