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 Rose Sandal Brindle/Shitake , Oasis Women s Zoey Fisherman Shoes Brown ECCO Men s Terra 3S Athletic Sandal Dark Shadow KEALUX Men Women Lightweight Water Shoes Walking Sneaker Quick-Dry Water Sport Barefoot Shoes Pink&black Gold Pigeon Shoes 50 Shades Of Men Standard 1" Heel Dance Dress Shoes Collection (Wide Width Available): Comfort Ballroom, Standard, Smooth, Latin, Salsa, Theather Art by Party Party 916103 Black Leather , EQUICK Ballet Shoes Girls /Women s Canvas Ballet Slippers Dance Shoes (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid/Women) AvaCostume Womens Rubber Sole Floral Embroidered Weave Bride Flats TDA CM105 Womens Ankle Strap Glitter Synthetic Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Wedding Party Dance Shoes , Journee Collection Womens Regular and Wide Calf Stacked Wood Faux Suede Heel Mid-calf Boots Black , rismart Women s Motorcycle Mid Calf Chunky Heel Military Trendy Suede Combat Boots Khaki UGG Women s Sunburst Tall Fashion Boot Grey/Black Tundra Women s Nexi Winter Boot Black IDIFU Women s Fashion Strappy High Wedge Heels Slip On Gladiator Mules Sandals Beige , NIKE Men s Legend Trainer Training Shoe Black/Metallic Silver/White adidas Women Cloudfoam Lite Racer Slip on Shoes Navy/White Wild Diva Over The Knee Floral Embroidered & Crushed Velvet Block Heel Boot Darkredsuede , Houston 12 Womens Over The Knee Reverse Lace Up Riding Boots Grey Pu Daya by Zendaya Women s Kassel Slouch Boot Sand Volatile Womens ninetta Rose/Gold NIKE Air Max Plus Lifestyle Fashion Sneakers Mens Black New 852630-015 Black/Black/Metallic Gold RF ROOM OF FASHION Women s Lace Up Ankle Mid Calf Artic Warm Fur Lined Water Resistant Eskimo Snow Boots New Tan-1 adidas Golf Men s 360 Traxion WD Shoe Grey JJF Shoes Forever Link Mango-21 Lady Boot Tan Pu , Miz Mooz Women s Bloom Knee High Boot Navy , Drew Shoe Women s Flare Walking Shoe White , adidas Men s Matchcourt Slip Skate Shoe Core Black, Core Black, Ftwr White , Zanpa Women Casual Lace up Pumps Oxford Shoes Flat Extra Sizes 0-13 White Latasa Women s Square-toe Lace-up Chunky Heels Oxford Shoes Gray , Vans Old Skool Unisex Adults Low-Top Trainers Gray/Violet Etnies Womens Scout Sneaker Black/Black/Pink
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