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 BelieveFlexus by Spring Step Women s Quasida Slide Sandal Navy Multi KEEN Women s Rose Sandal Cendre Blue/Blue Bell , Zhuanglin Women s Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes Pinkorange 20185 , Original S.W.A.T. Women s Metro Air 5 inch Side-Zip Military and Tactical Shoe Black , Timberland PRO Valor Men s NewMarket Pursuit Work Shoe Black Leather Georgia Men s GBOT078 Mid Calf Boot Black Optimal Men s Safety Boot Steel Toe Boot Work Boot Composite Toe Boot Suede Camo Black Nautilus Safety Footwear Women s N1758 Composite Toe Sneaker Olive , Skechers Women s Comfort Flex Hc Pro Sr Ii Health Care Professional Shoe Blue Textile VANELi Womens Amik Truffle Suede/Gold Trim Dansko Women s Marcelle Clog Black Patent , arctiv8 Men s Nortiv8 161202-M Insulated Waterproof Work Snow Boots Oliver Black Orange Dansko Women s Marcelle Clog Red Oiled , Nike Men s Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Pure Platinum/Black-white , NIKE Women s Flex Essential Tr Training Shoe Gunsmoke/White/Atmosphere Grey Milwaukee Leather Men s 11" Classic Engineer Boot Wide - Mbm9020w Black Luichiny Women s Want To Be Snow Boot Black , Aravon Women s Faith Flat Brown , Naturalizer Women s Samantha Pointed Toe Flat White Pearl ara Women s Myla Ballet Flat Campari Suede , Vans Authentic Neon Green/Blue FSJ Women Cute Bowknot Round Toe Ballet Flats Slip On Casual Office Comfy Pumps Shoes Size 4-15 US Nude , DC Shoes Mens Tonik Suede Trainers Black , Inornever Wingtip Oxford Womens Lace up Chunky High Heel Vintage Patent Leather Dress Pumps Shoes Black , Skechers Sport Women s Empire Fashion Sneaker Navy/Multi adidas Originals Men s Superstar Casual Sneaker Talc,ftwwht,goldmt Vionic Women s Walker Classic Shoes White/Pink , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Black/Black Emerica Reynolds Low Vulc Skate Shoe Black/Gold , FitFlop Womens F-Sporty Uberknit Sneaker All Black
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