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 BelieveAVADAR Water Shoes, Men Women Barefoot Quick Dry Aqua Shoes. Red Womens Mens Water Shoes Quick-Dry Aqua Slip on Sports Beach Swim Dive Surf Yoga Shoes A-black , CIOR Men Women and Kids Water Shoes Barefoot Skin Shoes Anti-Slip for Beach Pool Surf Swim Exercise Sneaker H.rose Red01 , YIZER Water Shoes, Men Women Lightweight Breathable Mesh Aqua Shoes for Swim Walking Lake Beach Boating Blue , Dan Post Men s Sidewinder Western Boot Tan , WODISON Comfort Quick-Dry Water Shoes Soft Aqua Socks for Beach Pool Sand Swim Surf Yoga Running Rose , 50 Shades Of White Dance Shoes Collection, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps, Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by 50 Shades (2.5", 3" & 3.5" Heels) Forfoot Women s Soft Fleece Winter Warm Indoor House Fashion Boots Slippers Light Pink 1 , Bos. & Co. Women s Salem Mid Calf Boot Black Lagoon/Suede , Bloch Women s Performa Dance Shoe WeiPoot Women s Soft Material Solid Closed-Toe Boots with Double Breasted Black , Pajar Women s Grip Boot Black/Purple Blundstone 1462 Chelsea Boot Indigo Blue Suede , Alegria Women s Joleen Loafers Shoes Chesnut Luster , Adidas Performance Women s Gymbreaker Bounce B Cross-Trainer Shoe White/Easy Orange/Easy Orange , Bos. & Co. Women s Horton Boot Taupe , Dr. Martens 1460 Oak Analine Ankle Boot Oak Analine , adidas Men s 360 Traxion WD Cblack/Dks Golf Shoe Grey Four/Core Black/Hi-res Green LifeStride Women s Sevyn Dress Pump Stone , BareTraps Women s BT Valry Slouch Boot Black Toms Women s Classics Slip-On Shoes Red Custom Knit , Carlos by Carlos Santana Women s Skye Ballet Flat White/Multi , Naturalizer Women s Samantha Pointed Toe Flat Black/Gold , Anne Klein AK Sport Women s devina Suede Loafer Flat Dark Brown , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Bright White Tokyo Ghoul Kaneki Ken Cosplay Shoes Canvas Shoes Sneakers Black/White Black 6 LFL by Lust for Life Women s Sloop Oxford Flat Rose , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Red, White, Black U.S. Polo Assn. Women s Simone-e Oxford Grey/Black/Mint , U-lite Women s Perforated Lace-up Wingtip Pure Color Leather Flat Oxfords Vintage Oxford Shoes Grey Blue
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