Identificación del Componente Antropométrico de Estudiantes Pertenecientes a Medicina y Educación Física (Uceva Tuluá)

Anthropometric Component Identification in Students of Medicine and Physical Education Academic Programs at (Uceva in Tuluá)

Luis Hebert Palma Pulido, Carlos Hernán Méndez Díaz2, Juan David Ortiz Sepúlveda3, Diana Lizeth Arana Saboyá3, Johana Andrea Cruz Ramírez3 and Rubén Darío Lerma Piedrahita3

1Docente Institución Universitaria UCEVA de Tuluá (Colombia)
2Mg, Decano Facultad Ciencias de la Educación (UCEVA)
3Estudiante Lic. Educación Básica con Énfasis en Educación Física, Recreación y Deporte

Article published in Revista de Educación Física, Volume 35, Issue 1 of year .

Abstract

Problema: A nivel institucional no existe un programa que permita conocer la identificación antropométrica en los estudiantes. Objetivo: Identificar el componente antropométrico de estudiantes de Medicina y Educación Física de la UCEVA-Tuluá. Metodología: Las variables evaluadas fueron somatotipo, porcentaje de grasa, perímetro cintura y relación peso talla. La toma de los datos se realizó teniendo en cuenta las indicaciones de la Asociación Internacional de Kineantropometría. Participaron 86 estudiantes de Medicina y 84 de Educación Física con edades entre 18 y 30 años. Resultados: los dos pregrados evidenciaron un índice de masa corporal (IMC) normo-peso (24,02 ± 4,1 para los dos grupos). El porcentaje de grasa y somatotipo fue de 19,9% ± 6,2 y 18,7% ± 8,9 y Endo-mesomorfo y endomorfo-mesomorfo para Medicina y Educación Física respectivamente. Por género

Keywords: Índice de masa corporal (IMC), porcentaje de grasa, somatotipo, perímetro cintura y estudiantes

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Problem statement: Currently at Uceva, there are no programs interested in the anthropometric identification of students. Objective: To identify the anthropometric component in students of Medicine and Physical Education academic programs at UCEVA in Tulua. Methodology: The variables assessed were somatotype, body fat percentage, waist circumference and relation between weight and size. The collecting of data was carried out taking into account the indications of the International Association of Kinanthropometry. Participants involved in this study were 86 medicine students and 84 physical education students aged between 18 and 30 years. Results: Students of both academic programs evidenced a body mass index (BMI) normal-weight (24.02 ± 4.1 for both groups), fat percentage and somatotype was 19.9% ± 6.2 and 18.7 ± 8.9%, Endo-mesomorph and endomorph-mesomorph for Medicine and Physical Education respectively. By Gender, it was observed over-weight BMI in male students of Medicine, and the highest percentage of fat (21.28%). Conclusion: Both groups have similar results, however, Physical Education had better ratings in some variables.

Keywords: Body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, somatotype, waist circumference and student

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