Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

Publication Date



Sciences and Mathematics, College of


Psychological Science, Department of

BURS Faculty Advisor

Dr. Michael Oliver

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation


Previous research has shown that individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 may struggle with cognitive impairment and extreme cases of fatigue after recovery (Ceban et al., 2022; Crispo et al., 2021). However, these studies have mainly focused on populations of older individuals and those who are high risk (Garnier‐Crussard et al., 2020; García-Portilla et al., 2020). There is a gap in the literature in terms of the long-term effects that COVID-19 has on a young generally healthy population. Given the high numbers of COVID-19 cases and transmission rates observed across college campuses (Andersen et al., 2021), it is important to understand the effects that COVID-19 has on college students. To do so, present research will investigate the cognitive, physical, and psychological effects that COVID-19 has on a sample of college students’ post-recovery. In the current study, participants are asked to answer a series of questionnaires and participate in three cognitive assessments. We hypothesized that those who have had COVID-19 will have worse cognitive performance overall, along with higher levels of fatigue. Implications of our study are that we may learn more about the long-term health effects of COVID-19 and how it may relate to differing levels of academic performance.