Exercise typologies of university students amidst COVID – 19 pandemic





exercise typologies, physical education, university students, physical activity


Background And Study Aim. The rising of physical inactivity among university students amidst Covid-19 pandemic is a worldwide concern. Thus, the purpose of this research is to describe and explain the status quo of university students in terms of their physical activity engagement level. Materials and Methods. Descriptive research design was used in the study employing survey questionnaire. There were 1,648 respondents of the study from one of the Higher Educational Institutions in Cebu City, Philippines taking physical education subject. Results. Based on the survey conducted, results revealed that in spite of the presence of pandemic, university students still engage themselves in different exercise typologies and/or physical activity in varying frequency of execution to stay active. Similarly, household chores are considered as an opportunity in physical activity engagement amidst the pandemic as revealed in the study. Conclusions. Despite the challenges and online modality of learning, university students engaged in different exercise typologies to stay active in varying frequency means. Understanding university students’ physical activity’s inclination amidst the pandemic entails planning new teaching strategies and approaches which cater their interest to encourage and motivate to live an active lifestyle even staying at home with limited access to facilities. Further, the study recommended an exercise program to be used either as teaching tool for effective teaching strategies and approaches for students’ physical activity interest in online learning modality especially in this global pandemic.


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Author Biographies

Marino A. Garcia, Cebu Normal University

garciam@cnu.edu.ph; Kinesthetics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Normal University; Philippines.

Ma. Rose A. Hernani, Cebu Normal University

hernanim@cnu.edu.ph; Kinesthetics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Normal University, Philippines.

Jovelito A. Canillas, Cebu Normal University

canillasj@cnu.edu.ph; Kinesthetics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Normal University, Philippines.

Jucel A. Jaluague, Cebu Normal University

jaluaguej@cnu.edu.ph; Kinesthetics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Normal University, Philippines.

Katherine S. Pacquiao, Cebu Normal University

pacquiaok@cnu.edu.ph; Kinesthetics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Normal University, Philippines.

Dara – Hill B. Medillo, Cebu Normal University

medillod@cnu.edu.ph; Kinesthetics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Normal University, Philippines.


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How to Cite

Garcia MA, Hernani MRA, Canillas JA, Jaluague JA, Pacquiao KS, Medillo D – HB. Exercise typologies of university students amidst COVID – 19 pandemic. Physical Education of Students. 2022;26(2):81-8. https://doi.org/10.15561/20755279.2022.0204

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