Welcome to ISAK

The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) was founded as an organisation of individuals whose scientific and professional endeavour is related to kinanthropometry.

ISAK's purpose is to create and maintain an international network of colleagues who represent the world community transcending geography, politics and the bounds of separate disciplines in order to establish a dynamic area of scientific endeavour.

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.

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).

ISAK Accreditation Fees 2015 

At its Council meeting in Murcia in July 2014, the ISAK Council determined that, from 2015 on, all ISAK-accreditted anthropometrists must be members of ISAK.  [Previously, membership was only compulsory at Levels 3 and 4.]  It also decided that, in future, membership and accreditation fees would be paid as a single combined fee at the time of accreditation or re-accreditation.  The result of this is a changed fee structure for accreditation.  If any Level 3 or 4 is unaware of this new fee structure, please contact the Secretary-General at info@isakonline.com or the President at profmike@clear.net.nz to get a copy of it before you start planning your courses.

New ISAK Secretary-General Appointed

ISAK is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Dr Esparza-Ros, from Murcia, España, to the position of ISAK Secretary-General. Dr Esparza is supported by a team from the Universidad Catolica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) which is where the ISAK Secretariat will be located. 

In order to allow Dr Esparza time to get his systems up and running, please address all your emails to the ISAK President at profmike@clear.net.nz until further notice. He will respond or forward them as appropriate. 

New Chilean Kinanthropometry Association

A group of Chilean Anthropometrists are working in the creation of the Chilean Kinanthropometry Association. All the anthropometrists that are interested in taking part in the association, please send an email to: Claudia Arancibia Cid at claudia.arancibia@unab.cl