Changes in Weekly Physical Activity Levels due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown: Differences Based on Education Level

by Desiree Dietz

The COVID-19 Pandemic impacted behavior, notably lower physical activity (PA). This study examined the relationship between PA and education levels before/after the pandemic lockdown. Individuals in an underserved Pittsburgh neighborhood were asked via survey to self-report weekly PA levels and demographics. Participants with higher education experienced a decrease of PA levels, while those with less education did not see a change in PA levels. This is important for public health officials implementing PA promotion strategies.

Major: 
Kinesiology
Exhibition Category: 
Health and Life Sciences
Exhibition Format: 
Poster Presentation
Campus: 
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Melissa Bopp
Poster Number: 
22291