Applied Body Composition Assessment-2nd Edition

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Applied Body Composition Assessment-2nd Edition

Expanded, updated, and packed with new resources, Applied Body Composition Assessment, Second Edition, brings both practitioners and students up to date on the latest body composition methods and equations for healthy and clinical populations. This is the most comprehensive textbook on body composition assessment available today.
Like the popular first edition, this book addresses the principles underlying the skinfold, bioelectrical impedance, near-infrared interactance, and anthropometric methods of body composition assessment. Applied Body Composition Assessment, Second Edition, also shows you how to control for potential errors in measurement, different equations for different populations, and much more. The second edition has been expanded to include the following:

An entire chapter is devoted to each body composition assessment method, including information on its assumptions and principles, prediction models, techniques for use, potential sources of error, and the most recent research on assessing changes in body composition. In addition, the authors discuss how to choose the best method and equations for a variety of healthy populations, as well as the clinical populations noted previously, taking into account age, gender, ethnicity, physical activity level, and disease.
Three appendixes provide practical tips for understanding conversion formulas for two-component models, tables that help you find appropriate methods and equations for your clients, and contact information for equipment manufacturers. More than 60 photos and illustrations complement the text.
Students will find that the book is full of helpful review and summary tools that facilitate absorbing the wealth of information. These pedagogical aids include key term lists, chapter summaries, review questions, a glossary, a list of symbols, 51 tables that neatly package key information, and step-by-step instructions for each body composition method.
Part I: Body Composition Methods
Chapter 1. Body Composition Definitions, Classification, and Models

Chapter 2. Use of Regression Analysis in Body Composition

Chapter 3. Body Composition Reference Methods

Chapter 4. Skinfold Method

Chapter 5. Additional Anthropometric Methods

Chapter 6. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Method

Chapter 7. Near-Infrared Interactance Method

Part II: Body Composition Methods and Equations for Healthy Populations
Chapter 8. Body Composition and Children

Chapter 9. Body Composition and Older Adults

Chapter 10. Body Composition and Ethnicity

Chapter 11. Body Composition and Athletes

Part III: Body Composition Methods and Equations for Clinical Populations
Chapter 12. Body Composition and Cardiopulmonary Diseases

Chapter 13. Body Composition and Metabolic Diseases

Chapter 14. Body Composition and Wasting Diseases and Disorders

Chapter 15. Assessing Body Composition Changes

Appendix A. Derivation of Constants for 2-C Model Conversion Formulas
Appendix B. Field Methods and Prediction Equation Finders
B.1 Field Method and Prediction Equation Finder for Healthy Adults
B.2 Field Method and Prediction Equation Finder for Children and Older Adults
B.3 Field Method and Prediction Equation Finder for Athletes
B.4 Field Method and Prediction Equation Finder for Clinical Populations
Appendix C. Sources for Body Composition Equipment
Abbreviations and Symbols for Terms
About the Authors

A reference for body composition professionals, fitness professionals, nutrition specialists and clinicians; a textbook for body composition, nutrition, and exercise science courses


  • Vivian H. Heyward, PhD,
  • Dale Wagner, PhD,

    “This is the most comprehensive textbook on body composition assessment available.”

    Club Industry

    “...the strength of this book is the concise and detailed presentation of tests, measurements, and questionnaires that are readily applied to all age groups of fitness clients.”

    The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (review of first edition)

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