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The level 1 ISAK Anthropometry course is designed for sport and exercise students, nutritionists, sports rehabilitators and physiotherapists and is a requirement in order to undertake body composition analysis.

ISAK has developed international standards for anthropometric assessment and an international anthropometry accreditation scheme (IAAS). The accreditation scheme is based on the concept of a four-level hierarchy. A key element in it is the objective maintenance of quality assurance by requiring that all levels have to meet initial technical error of measurement (TEM).

Kinanthropometry is the area of science concerned with the measurement of human body composition. As a result of changes in life styles, nutrition, activity levels and ethnic compositon of populations, changes to the distribution of body dimensions are forever occurring. Kinanthropometry is the interface between anatomy and movement. It takes the measurement of the human body and determines it's capability for function and movement in a range of settings.

The Department of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation is committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of work it undertakes.  We recognise that in a world that is constantly changing, we need to provide stakeholders with the current knowledge and expertise to succeed whether they are students, researchers, employers or business.

Course Information

Award Type Professional body accreditation (ISAK)

Delivery Method Face to face

Northumbria University, City Campus, Newcastle upon Tyne

Start Dates: TBC

3 days

Health, Sport and Social Care



Dr Thomas Jones 

After completing a PhD at Northumbria University Thomas was awarded a post-doctoral position at Newcastle University and conducted research in to age associated skeletal muscle atrophy.

Following this, Thomas spent 2 years as a Sports Physiologist at Aspire Academy For Sports Excellence in Doha, Qatar. During the time Thomas provided physiology support to the Academy’s Athletics (endurance) and Squash programmes and also conducted applied research.

As an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach with the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Thomas has provided Sports Science and Strength and Conditioning support to numerous athlete groups including; Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) athletes, the Rugby Football Union Women (RFUW), Aspire Academy Squash and Aspire Academy Endurance athletes.

The Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation boast facilities for teaching & learning that rival any in the world. We offer multidisciplinary expertise across a range of sport, health and physical activity agendas and our flexible, user-led approach is ideal for the provision of bespoke products to support both simple and more complex business needs.

Dr Thomas Jones


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