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ISAK Level 1 Anthropometry Course

The Level 1 ISAK Anthropometry Course is designed for sport and exercise science students, nutritionists, sports rehabilitators, and physiotherapists who need to carry out anthropometric profiling of clients. The course will be delivered by programme director, James Fleming, here at St Mary's University.

Dates and times

Running over three days, the course hours are 9am-5.30pm on the Friday and Saturday and 9am-4.30pm on the Sunday. Course dates include:

  • Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2024
  • Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May 2025.


This course will be held at our main campus in Twickenham.


The full cost is £425.


Whilst enrolled upon 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 the monitoring of health and growth variables, and calculation of somatotype.  


Assessment of the course is via the following methods.

  • A 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).
  • You will also make a submission of 20 profiles within a four month period.


To enrol on this course you must be 18 years old or over. It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C however exemptions may be made for adult returners with relevant experience. 


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 about this course please contact the Short Courses team: