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 BelieveJordan Mens Hydro 7 Black Metallic Gold White Size 15 - Capezio Hanami Ballet Dance Shoe 50 Shades Of Black Dance Shoes Collection I, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theater Art by Party Party (2.5" & 3" Heels) , Very Fine Ballroom Latin Tango Salsa Dance Shoes for Women Sera7017 3 Inch Heel + Foldable Brush Bundle Minnetonka Women s Môko Moc Brown , MUK LUKS Women s Karen Rainboots Rain Shoe Charcoal Roymall Men s Leather Professional Latin Dance Shoes Ballroom Jazz Tango Waltz Performance Shoes Gold-2 , YDN Women Open Toe High Heels Mules Slip on Pumps Slide Transparent Dress Sandals Shoes Blue , Joules Women s Field Welly Rain Boot Black , FRYE Women s Melissa Pull on Fashion Boot Cognac , Coolloog Men Women Snow Boots Cotton Shoes Fully Fur Lined Waterproof Lace-up Winter Warm Ankle Sneakers Dark Blue Parrazo Men s Water Resistance Snow and Hiking Heavy Duty Zipper-up Winter Duck Boots Black-02 , New Balance Women s 611v1 Cross Trainer Black/White NIKE Men s Free Trainer v7 Training Shoe Black/White/Dark Grey , FRYE Men s Tyler Lace-Up Boot Dark Brown Soft Vintage Leather - 86070 adidas Men s TOUR360 Knit Golf Shoe Grey One/Real Purple Ftwr White JBU by Jambu Women s Pristine Mary Jane Flat Sand , Hunter Women s Original Tall Rain Boot Navy Gloss Amy Q Women s Denim Thigh High Over The Knee Boots Peep Toe High Heel Boots Size 4-15 US Boots With Lace Skechers BOBS from Women s Bobs-Day 2 Nite Ballet Flat Turquoise Sam Edelman Women s Felicia Ballet Flat Navy Leather , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Light Aqua adidas Womens Gymbreaker Bounce Shock Red/White/Ray Red , Shimano SH-RP9 Cycling Shoe - Men s Black , Nike Womens Free Transform Flyknit White/Clear Grey/Wolf Grey/Metallic Silver , Supra Men s Charles Suede Boots Off-white/Silver/Off-white Rockport Women s Truflex W Lace To Toe Sneaker Black SAS Women s Tour lace up Active comfort shoe White , Seraph Of The End Anime Canvas Shoes Cosplay Shoes Sneakers Black/White White 5 DC Men s Sceptor Sneaker 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.
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 healthyFlats
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