# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Sports Medicine II Task 1276117498

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain various methods to analyze body composition.


Explanation should include a description of various methods such as skin-fold calipers, circumference measurements, body mass index (BMI), bioimpedance analysis (BIA), and hydrostatic weighing test, along with an evaluation of the reliability and validity of each method.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is body composition?
  • What is considered to be normal percent body fat?
  • What are the classifications of body mass index?
  • What are skin-fold calipers? How do skin-fold calipers measure body fat?
  • What is bioimpedance analysis? How does bioimpedance measure body fat?
  • What is hydrostatic testing? How does hydrostatic testing measure body fat?
  • What components are important in considering appropriate methods to use in various situations?
  • What is the difference between reliability and validity?
  • What is the most reliable method of measuring body composition?
  • What is the most valid method of measuring body composition?

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  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.



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  3. how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans;
  4. human health issues, human anatomy, and body systems;
  5. how viruses compare with organisms; and
  6. evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious disease.

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