KINANTHROPOMETRY is a scientific specialization dealing with the measurement of persons in a variety of morphological perspectives, its application to movement and those factors which influence movement, including: components of body build, body measurements, proportions, composition, shape and maturation; motor abilities and cardiorespiratory capacities; physical activity including recreational activity as well as highly specialized sports performance.

Defined as such, KINANTHROPOMETRY is a scientific specialization closely allied to physical education, sports science, sports medicine, human biology, auxology, physical anthropology, gerontology, ergometry, and several medical disciplines.

KINANTHROPOMETRY is a vehicle for individuals to contribute to basic research and applications in medicine, education and government. This requires a sense of responsibility and willingness to engage in professional discourse and to become involved in public education.