Summer 2019 - BPK 303 D100

Kinanthropometry (3)

Class Number: 4511

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2019: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 12, 2019
    Mon, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 105 or 142, and STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course.



A study of human size, shape, proportion, composition, maturation and gross function related to basic concepts of growth, exercise, performance and nutrition.


It will be assumed that students have fundamental skills in use of microcomputer word processing and spreadsheet applications software. Also fundamental statistical knowledge will be assumed: Normal distribution, Measures of Central Tendency and Variability, Correlation, Linear Regression. 

Attendance: Lecture attendance is strongly recommended. You are not required to attend lecture. However, if you choose not to attend, do not expect the instructor to repeat announcements, loan lecture materials, or to give you any handouts that might have been distributed. If you know that you are going to miss a class, you might want to ask a classmate to pick up materials for you and to borrow their notes. If extenuating circumstances (unusual circumstances beyond your control, such as death of a close family member or illness) cause you to miss a lab or other marked activity, you should contact the instructor to make alternate arrangements as soon as you can. If you will need to miss class for a religious holiday or travel related to a university function (e.g., athletic competition), please let the instructor know within the first week of the semester.

Laboratory Attendance: You must be present in lab 1 in week 2. You will be forming in to groups of four in that lab. This Quad (group of four) is the group you will be doing all the lab work with. If you miss a lab it will not only affect you but it will hinder the ability of your partners to get their assigned work done. DO NOT MISS LAB AND COME ON TIME!

If a medical note is appropriate, please bring a Health Care Provider Statement, to your physician for completion, especially if it is required for labs, midterms, the project, and final exam. The completed note should state that the physician examined and diagnosed you and reports the limitations caused by your sickness (e.g. requires bed rest, will not be able to sit for extended periods, cannot concentrate etc.) It is not adequate for the Physician to write that you were sick four days ago.

Academic Honesty and Student Conduct: Academic honesty is a condition of continued membership in the University community. Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism or any other form of cheating is subject to serious academic penalty, i.e., failure on an assignment, failure in a course, suspension or expulsion from the University. The University codes of student conduct and academic honesty are contained in policies T10.01 and T10.02.  


By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe the steps in the Scientific Method.
  2. Describe characteristics of the Normal distribution and tests of normality.
  3. Calculate and interpret a variety of descriptive statistics including measures of central tendency,      measure of variability, standardized scores (e.g., z scores), and percentiles.
  4. Calculate and interpret the use of anthropometric constraints in workspace design.
  5. Select, construct, and interpret appropriate statistical tests of measurement reliability – Intra-class Correlation Coefficients, Technical Error of Measurement). 
  6. Design and implement a group research project requiring recruitment and measurement of participants outside of the class.
  7. Write Study Details and Informed Consent documents in support of the group project.
  8. Communicate the results of the group project in writing in the form of a scientific journal article.
  9. Demonstrate competency in using software packages for quantitative data analysis, including Microsoft EXCEL and SPSS.
  10. Discuss the value of Anthropometric Standardisation Conventions.
  11. Name and operate various anthropometric instruments.
  12. Measure competently anthropometric measures according to ISAK standardised procedures.
  13. List and discuss methods for assessment of Human Body Proportions.
  14. List and discuss typical variation in size & body proportions in relation to sex, race/ethnicity and sport specificity.
  15. List and discuss Anthropometric Assessment systems in Canada (1981 to Present).
  16. List and discuss methods for Indirect and Doubly Indirect Body Composition estimation  


  • Individual Assignment 15%
  • Quad project (Proposal 5%, Report – refereed Journal Style 20%) 30%
  • Midterm exam 20%
  • Final exam 35%


BPK 105 or 142, and STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course.  



COURSE READINGS: The text for the course will be distributed as pdf files downloaded from the course website free of charg

Department Undergraduate Notes:

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.