Assessment of Body Composition in Physical Education Female Students of University of Niš
Advances in Sciences and Humanities
Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 36-51
Received: Jan. 16, 2020;
Accepted: Feb. 12, 2020;
Published: Feb. 21, 2020
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Ružena Popović, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia
Aleksandra Aleksić-Veljković, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia
Tijana Purenović-Ivanović, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia
Aleksandra Popović, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia
This paper is based on the results of the cross-sectional experiment that was implemented in the school year 2015/2016, within the female students of the third year of undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education (FSPE), University of Nis. The study was for the first time realized in this school year, during the mandatory curriculum in Rhythmic gymnastics (6th semester of education, weekly classes 3+3, and 45+45, per semester). Assessment of body composition is realized along with the Pedagogical practice (as pre-exam study requirements). The sample includes 30 PE female students, within the 3rd year of study following the Bologna Declaration. Based on the body composition assessment, the student’s results are displayed in the form of histograms, for each measured variable. Comparative analysis of results was used for the consideration of the differences among examined students within the group, considering the calculated Mean values and recorded MIN and MAX results, as well as student profile model score. The results were evaluated based on the system for the assessment of body composition (OMRON BF511) and the interpretation of results for the following variables: body fat percentage, visceral fat, percentage of body muscles, body mass index (MBI), and the basal metabolic rate. The results obtained show the expected intra-group differences in body composition parameters, which are not inherited conditionally, for all of the selected body variables (except BMI). But, although the most of the values are recommended, those low percentages of high body fat (BF), and body mass index (BMI), as well as relative skeletal muscle mass values (M%), indicate the heterogeneity of the student population, their sports orientation, and their level of physical activity.
Assessment of Body Composition in Physical Education Female Students of University of Niš, Advances in Sciences and Humanities.
Vol. 6, No. 1,
2020, pp. 36-51.
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