Teaching and learning

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The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation protocols on student learning and perceptions of learning in a biomechanics course. Students (n=31) enrolled in a three credit-hour biomechanics class in the Spring 2022 semester participated. Six questions related to the effects of mitigation protocols on student perceptions of learning. Three questions asked about to course-related student behaviours. Learning scores (g) were similar to those previously reported. Students believed that mitigation negatively affected getting to know and communicate with classmates (>50%), they had to implement different learning strategies (55%), and learning mathematical concepts was more difficult due to the instructor wearing a face covering (45%). The student learning environment should be a consideration when deciding what mitigation protocols to implement if proposed in the future.