The results from our study show that the one-week prevalence of LBP and NP is high among students enrolled in two Canadian post-secondary institutions. These results align with previous work that found a higher prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in women compared to men [43,44,45]. The higher proportion of females could be leading to the higher prevalence of NP, and LBP demonstrated in our sample. Across study samples, the one-week prevalence for LBP and NP was higher at CMCC than at Ontario Tech University. Previous literature suggests that the dose of physical activities is associated with back pain among students, with regular physical activity reducing musculoskeletal pain .