Date of Graduation


Document Type

UAF Access Only - Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Level



Health, Human Performance and Recreation


Hammig, Bart

Committee Member/Reader

Russell, Alex


The purpose of this thesis is to look into COVID-19 and attempt to identify what effect the pandemic has had on the overall well-being of the United States. This information will be collected in a literature review format where the current research will be cross-referenced and analyzed to identify the physical and mental health state of society. After observing the various reports and studies covering the pandemic, it is clear to see that there has been a sharp decline in the overall mental and physical health of the nation. This has been the result of lockdowns, isolation, economic downturn, and the large social transition that has occurred over the past 2 years. This study helped clarify that the general public of the United States has decreased in health, but it showed points of resilience that point in the direction of the population making a recovery. It is unclear how long it will take the United States to return to normal levels of physical and mental health, but being able to identify and now address the problem is a step in the direction of returning towards pre-pandemic wellness.


COVID-19, mental, physical, isolation, wellness, health