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 BelieveAerosoles Women s Midday Slide Sandal White Fabric Water Shoes for Womens and Mens Summer Barefoot Shoes Quick Dry Aqua Socks for Beach Swim Yoga Exercise Waves/Dark Blue , Water Shoes for Womens and Mens Summer Barefoot Shoes Quick Dry Aqua Socks for Beach Swim Yoga Exercise Jh.black , DRKA Men s Water Resistant Work Boots Comfortable Leather Plain Rubber Sole Industrial Construction Shoes Black926 , Ariat Women s Farrah Work Boot, Sassy Chocolate, 7.5 B US Sassy Chocolate Ariat Men s Sport Outrider Western Cowboy Boot Pinecone/Federal Blue ECCO Men s Ulterra Dhaka Mid Boot Black , FEETCITY Mens Water Shoes Swim Shoes for Women Quick-Dry Barefoot Beach Surf Boat Yoga Sneakers Black Pocket Capezio New Sole Adhesive Patch Sandals , Kevin Fashion KQJ7081 Women s Peep Toe Suede Latin Salsa Tango Wedding Sandals , BEARPAW Boo White , U.S. Polo Assn. Women s Artic Boot Black , FRYE Women s Veronica Short Black Soft Vintage Leather-76509 , Sandgrens Swedish Low Heel Wooden Clog Mules for Women | Tokyo Cognac , Skechers Men s Skech Flex 2.0 Milwee Fashion Sneaker Light Gray/Black FRYE Women s Dani Shield Sling Mule Navy Spring Step Women s Hawkins Winter Boot Brown , BRUNO MARC NEW YORK Men s Military Motorcycle Combat Boots Engle-05-brown , Callaway Women s Halo Golf Shoe Black/Pink , Corkys Womens Liz Fashion Woven Flats Shoes Turquoise Multi U-lite Women s Perforated Wingtip Brogues Vintage Snaps Closure Leather Flat Mary Jane Flats Shoes Black , Trotters Women s Americana Flat Blue , FRYE Women s Sienna Micro Stud Ballet Flat Blue Suede Converse Men s Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Ox Optical-white,. New Balance Men s 996v3 Clay Court Tennis Shoe Flame VANS Men s Atwood Skate Shoes, Durable and Comfortable Low-Top Lace-Up Style with Padded Tongue and Collar for Extra Comfort Black Rocket Dog Women s Jumpin Weekend Canvas Fashion Sneaker Gold Disco Cobb Hill Women s Abilene Boot Blue/Teal Keds Women s Champion Original Canvas Sneaker Stone U-lite Women s Perforated Lace-up Wingtip Leather Flat Oxfords Vintage Oxford Shoes Brogues Burgundy
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 healthyBallet & Dance
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