Author ORCID Identifier

Catherine Joy Escuadra: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1607-1511

Jordan Barbra Nava: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2833-5676

Arlene Chiong Maya: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5294-874X

Neil Zachary Aningalan: https://orcid.org/0009-0003-2104-1522

Beatriz Joy Borhillo: https://orcid.org/0009-0000-1822-5599

Llana Eunice Duya: https://orcid.org/0009-0000-6033-000X

Jan Mikaela Ramos: https://orcid.org/0009-0000-7811-5674

Marco Celso Francisco III: https://orcid.org/0009-0006-2338-9890

Katrina Angela Jarobel: https://orcid.org/0009-0004-5847-920X

Darlene Sofia Lim: https://orcid.org/0009-0004-1429-6479

Julia Vanesa Villocillo: https://orcid.org/0009-0009-6975-6571

John Emmanuel Wycoco: https://orcid.org/0009-0007-7581-8439


Introduction: With the recent transition to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students experience academic difficulties, which affect their wellbeing. There is a need for an online wellbeing intervention program for students to address such concerns. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a six-week online educational wellbeing program for the physical and mental wellbeing of the University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences (UST-CRS) students.

Methods: This is a quasi-experimental one-group pretest-posttest study that recruited UST-CRS students without physical and mental conditions. Physical and mental wellbeing modules developed by experts were deployed using Wix. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF) and World Health Organisation-Five WellBeing Index (WHO-5) were used for wellbeing assessment, while the Website Grader Tool and survey were used for website evaluation. Descriptive and inferential statistics were conducted using JAMOVI. Alpha was set at 0.05.

Results: Seventeen students participated in the online wellbeing program. Statistically significant improvements in the IPAQ-SF scores on MET-minute for walking (p=0.04; 95% CI=647-1955), total MET-minute activities (p

Discussion: The online wellbeing program is feasible and effective in increasing the physical and mental wellbeing of the students. The findings of this study may guide future experimental studies for online wellbeing programs for university students.