ISAK Level 1
Type: Short Course
Duration: Three days
What You Study
The course covers core theoretical (topics such as anatomy, body composition and somatotypes) and practical (including the measurement of height, mass, skinfolds, girths and breadths) components. These measurements can be applied widely to assess and evaluate nutritional and exercise interventions, assess health status, support athletes and monitor growth and/or maturation.
No formal entry requirements are required for this course, however, a good understanding of anatomy would be advantageous. For instance through Level 3 or A Level study, or industry experience including relevant CPD courses i.e. gym instructor/personal training qualifications as a minimum.
A willingness to dress appropriately and to be measured by other candidates is essential; as such candidates need to wear appropriate loose clothing that allows for measuring during practice (e.g. running shorts, training top, vest etc.) worn to enable easy access to shoulder, abdomen, arm and leg regions.
You will need pens and note-taking paper or laptops to support your learning and develop during the course.
This is a three-day course. The next course will run from Tuesday 19 May - Thursday 21 May 2020 inclusive. Candidates should expect to be in attendance from 9am until 5pm on all dates.
How You're Assessed
You will be assessed leading to Level 1 accreditation and ISAK membership by:
- 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).
- Evidence of post-course application of the practical skills through the submission of 20 profiles within a four-month period.
On completion of the course and achievement of the assessment demands the candidates will be accredited and members of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry.
Can improve prospects for working within sport science, as sports rehabilitators or physiotherapists, health professional, nutritionists or other health, fitness and exercise profession, i.e. GP referral, physical activity coordinator, lifestyle coach.
The course costs £400 per candidate and this is inclusive of tuition, ISAK manuals and membership to ISAK on completion. Optional £50 non-refundable deposit with full balance to be cleared by Friday 10 April 2020.
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees: Accommodation and living costs for attending the duration of the course (a number of local hotels are available)
How to Apply