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 BelieveBoombah Men s Tyrant Slide Sandals - 32 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Black/Purple Boombah Men s Tyrant Slide Sandals - 32 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Red/Black WXDZ Men Women Water Sports Shoes Quick Dry Barefoot Aqua Socks Swim Shoes for Pool Beach Walking Running 1-purple , adituo Unisex Garden Clog Shoes,Quick Drying,Summer Breathable Mesh Sandals Shoes Wblack Ariat Women s Shasta H2O Work Boot, Baked Brown, 7 B US Baked Brown , Leaproo Mens Water Shoes Womens Beach Swim Shoes Quick-Dry Aqua Socks Pool Shoes for Surf Yoga Exercise Red3 , Justin Boots Men s Classic Western Boot Black London Calf , JINDENG Men Women Water Shoes Aqua Socks Outdoor Quick-Dry Sneakers for Swim Beach Yoga Boating Sailing Fitness Summer Sports A-black , Roymall Men and Women s Boost Dance Sneaker/Modern Jazz Dance Ballroom Performance Dance-Sneakers Sports Shoes,Model JS , Merrell Women s All Out Blaze Sieve Water Shoe Castle Rock CRC Men s Stylish Round Toe Lace Up Black Leather Salsa Tango Ballroom Morden Latin Jazz Rumba Professional Dance Shoes Black Women s Ballroom Dance Shoes Tango Wedding Salsa Shoes S9206EB Comfortable-Very Fine 2.5" [Bundle of 5] Franco Sarto Women s Dalton Mule Camel LifeStride Women s Rosaria-Wc Equestrian Boot Dark Tan Wc Lucky Brand Women s Larsson Clog Black Romika Women s Mokassetta 271 Mule Moro , PANAM Classic Tennis Shoe | Handcrafted Zapatillas | Hecho En México Since 1962 Cereza Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Leather Sandal Metallic Silver The Fix Women s Celeste Pointed-Toe Block-Heel Mule Wine Suede , Antelope Women s 826 Leather Bib-Front Wedge Taupe Nike Metcon 3 Mens Training Shoes Black/White/Metallic Silver , MVE Shoes Women s Fashion Slip on High Top Sneaker Lightweight Casual Walking Camel Pu*t RF ROOM OF FASHION Women s Lace Up Ankle Mid Calf Artic Warm Fur Lined Water Resistant Eskimo Snow Boots New Ivory , Journee Collection Womens Regular Sized, Wide-Calf and Extra Wide-Calf Studded Knee-High Riding Boot Taupe Wide Calf , Nine West Women s Speakup Ballet Flat Natural , DC Men s Wes Kremer Skateboarding Shoe Black/Grey/White , VANS Unisex Authentic Black Canvas VN000EE3BLK Skate Shoe Black/Black , Keds Womens Kickstart Summer Stripe Cream , Etnies Mens Men s Scout XT Skate Shoe Navy/Heather Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Parisian Night/True 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 healthyCycling
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