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 BelieveXPKWS Water Shoes for Boys Girls Quick-Dry Beach Shoes Mens Womens Outdoor Surf Boating Swim Sports Shoes Black adidas Originals Men s Adilette Slide Sandal Linen Green , Ariat Men s Workhog Wide Square Toe Work Boot Rugged Bark Smapavic Aqua Shoes For Women and Men Lightweight Walking Shoes Mesh Quick-Dry Water Shoes For Beach Purple , UPhitnis Water Shoes for Men Women Kids, Light Quick-Dry Anti-Slipped Aqua Socks Star White , CRC Women s Stylish T-Strap Sexy Satin Ballroom Morden Tango Party Wedding Professional Dance Shoes AN by Lucius Loafers Casual Shoes Slipon Oxford Boots Mens Shoes Black Brown Blue Beige Coffee Navy White Ynapt366-1whitest Roymall Women s&Girls Ballet Dance Shoes/Slipper/Yoga/Gymnastics Flat Split Sole Shoes Roymall Women s Satin Latin Dance Shoes Ballroom Salsa Tango Performance Shoes Model XGG , Columbia Women s Minx Slip Ii Omni-Heat Snow Boot Dark Raspberry, Northern Lights , Smoky Mountain Womens Tan/Blue Alpine Western Cowboy Boot Bomber Tan/Denim Klogs Klogs Cubism Patent YDN Women Pointed Toe Low Heels Mules Slip on Block Sandals Casual Slide Shoes Purple Bogs Women s North Hampton Solid Waterproof Insulated Boot Black Demonia Women s Emily-375 Over The Knee Boot Black Str Vegan Leather Boots For Women,Comfity Pointy Toe Over The Knee Boots Lace Up Chunky Heels Strechy Thigh High Boots Black , Under Armour Men s Speedform AMP 2.0 Cruise Blue (899)/Blue Shift , Volatile Women s Boot Camp Combat Boot Black SoftWalk Women s Chatsworth Mary Jane Flat Sage TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Comfortable and Easy-Fit Slip-On Navy dexflex Comfort Women s Claire Scrunch Flat Black New Balance Men s 1260V7 Running Shoe Bolt Blue/Energy Lime , Bella Vita Women s Vivien Flat Champagne , Shimano Men s Commuter Recessed SPD Cycling Shoe Navy , PUMA Mens Clyde Bball BHM Chestnut/Pale Khaki/Puma New Navy Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Ikoma Mumei Cosplay Shoes Canvas Shoes Sneakers Black/White White 4 , DC Men s Evan Smith Hi Zero Skate Shoe Blue , BCBGeneration BCBG Generation Women s Lynn Woven Satin/Neoprene Sneaker Ink/Ink , DC Men s Heathrow IA Skate Shoe Black/Athletic Red Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max Men s Shoes Black/Black Pro Purple/White ,
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 healthyOver-the-Knee
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