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There has been extensive research by many in the past into body fat percentage measurement methods as well as these measurements. It is historically proven that the common method of BMI is not a good measurement of this, as it is often found that male and female college athletes BMI are significantly higher than non-athletes (Ode et al., 2007). With this in mind, there were many other methods that proved to be more reliable when compared to the golden standard, the bod pod. These methods include bioelectrical impedance (BIA) measurements, and waist-to-hip ratio. For our study, we decided to use three different types of BIA measurements including the handheld BIA, standup BIA, and the electrode BIA, the waist-to hip ratio, and the BodPod to compare between male athletes and non-athletes and female athletes and non-athletes

Publication Date

Spring 2021


Boiling Springs, NC


Medicine and Health Sciences | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences

Do gender and collegiate sport participation correlate with healthier body composition in collegiate subjects?