Get updates on PhysicalGenesis developments:
By participating, your school will contribute to this important study that will:
Assess factors that contribute to the health of students attending grades 5 to 11 in Seventh-day Adventist Schools.
Provide new knowledge that can help improve our schools and our world.
Extend the opportunity to enjoy the quality and longevity of life of previous generations.
How We Collect the Data
The North American Division Office of Education and La Sierra University are partnering on this study.
Participants in the study are students in grades 5 through 11 in NAD Adventist schools.
Teachers will administer the Presidential Youth Fitness Program’s five-element fitness test as a part of their physical education classes and enter the results on WELNET.”
“True education... is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers.”
Ellen G. White,
Eduction, p. 13
What We BelieveKEEN Women s Newport H2 Sandal Hemp/Provincial Blue , Orthofeet Proven Pain Relief Plantar Fasciitis Orthopedic Comfortable Diabetic Extra Wide Flat Feet Naples Womens Sandal Gray , NIKE Women s Kawa Slide Sandal Cool Grey/Hyper Turquoise/Cool Grey , VIFUUR Unisex Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes Pool Beach Yoga Exercise Shoes for Men Women Newyellow , Danner Men s Trakwelt 6" NMT Construction Boot Brown Nmt Tony Lama Boots Men s RR3300 Boot Tan Comanche , Western Work Men s 9" Wellington Black Sanita Women s Smart Step Simone Work Shoe Multicolor 50 Shades 5008 Comfort Evening Dress Pump Sandals, Women Ballroom Dance Shoes (2.5", 3" & 3.5" High Heels) SWDZM Women s Standard Latin Dance Shoes Satin Ballroom Model-4160 BEARPAW Women s Emma Fashion Boot Camel , Skechers Women s D Lites Winter Boot Navy , Aquatalia Women s Libby Brush Oil Suede Mule Black , KEEN Men s Yogui Artsfull-M Sandal Ipe , SoftWalk Women s Abby Clog Black Polar Fox New Men s Winter Ankle Boot Fold Down Fur Combat 506015 Brown adidas Men s Powerlift.3.1 Cross Trainer White/White/Gold Metallic New Balance Women s WID626v2 Work Training Shoe Black Mavirs Loafers For Women, Womens Loafers Velvet Backless Slip On Loafers Embroidery Mule Slippers Solid Black Franco Sarto Women s Ollie Over The Knee Boot Dark Burgundy Naturalizer Women s January Riding Boot Camel Easy Spirit Women s Traveltim278 Mule Black/Black Multi Suede Birkenstock Gizeh Leather Soft-Footbed Spectral - The Shoe for Women, Made from Real Leather with a Sole Made from EVA. Spectral Platin Reebok Women s ROS Workout TR 2-0 Cross-Trainer Shoe Blue Ink/Collegiate Navy/Lucid Lilac/Poison Pink/Black/Pewter , Blue Berry EASY21 Women s Casual Flats Ballet Ankle Strap Fashion Shoes Chestnut Sam Edelman Women s Felicia Ballet Flat Soft Silver Metallic CAPE ROBBIN Women s Oxford Wingtip Espadrille Lace-Up Flatform Creeper Black , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Iron Brown/True White Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max Men s Shoes Cool Grey/White/White/Drk Grey , Joie Women s Huxley Skate Shoe Caviar-porcelain
WE BELIEVE that in addition to its importance in enabling a happy and productive life, good health is a crucial part of excellent education and that it is important to maintain the proper balance of a our schools’ physical, spiritual, and mental aspects. This study will help assess the current state of our students’ health and provide a basis for maintaining or improving that balance.
The “Mind Body Spirit Triad” of Research Studies Focusing on students in the Adventist Education system:
1. ValueGenesis studies: 1990, 2000, 2010
2. CognitiveGenesis: 2008-2012
3. PhysicalGenesis: 2015-2018
Download the Study Overview
Why We’re Studying Student Health
Because the benefits of a long healthy life enjoyed by previous generations of the members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, as reflected in the ongoing Adventist Health Study II, may not be experienced by the school age children of the church today.
“Strength comes by exercise. Activity is the very condition of life.”
Ellen G. White,
Steps to Christ, p. 80
OUR CURRENT SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE does not spare even those that are young and mobile. Children and students in North America are more likely to be obese and less fit today than in previous generations. Our environment, peer pressure, and even school policies have created an imbalance between the fundamental needs for a healthySkateboarding
development of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life of today’s students. The health beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist church that have their foundation in creation and restoration call for a renewed emphasis on fitness and health to restore balance and overall wellness in the lives of our students, staff and teachers.
The PhysicalGenesis Study 2018
PhysicalGenesis continues to be streamlined for its fourth and final year. Teachers will still do fitness testing of their students as a part of their regular physical education curriculum, but there will be no survey for students or their parents. The calendar timeframe to do fitness testing for spring 2018 is from March 1 through April 30.
This website has been updated to represent the move to simplify this project exclusively to Fitness Testing.
Easy as 1-2-3