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Burcal K., et. al. Campus recreation facilities are a critical resource to encourage physical activity at universities. COVID-19 closures in 2020 led to the shutdown of many campuses, which included campus recreation facilities. Little is known about how the closures impacted the physical activity levels of students, faculty, and staff who relied on campus recreation for physical activity opportunities. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine if individuals who were users of campus recreation prior to campus closure continued to be physically active when campus closed. The survey was completed by 282 previous users (students, faculty, and staff) of campus recreation. Results indicated that 85.8% of participants were meeting physical activity recommendations following campus closure. To support physical activity off campus, survey respondents suggested online exercise classes via social media and allowing equipment rentals. Future efforts should continue identifying ways campus recreation can support physical activity both on and off campus.
Journal of Kinesiology and Wellness
Burcal, K., Schenkelberg, S., Surface, J., & Dinkel, D. (2021). Examining physical activity in users of campus recreation during campus closure due to COVID-19. Journal of Kinesiology and Wellness. 10(2), 17-26. https://www.wskw.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2021_Volume10-No2.pdf
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