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 BelieveSkechers Sport Men s Merklin Rosney Slide Sandal, Navy Eco-daily Water Shoes Mens Beach Swim Womens Shoes Aqua Socks Pool Shoes for Surf Yoga Water Aerobics Barefoot Women Non-Slip Diving Shoes Yellow-blue AbaoWedding Water Shoes Barefoot for Women and Men Outdoor Sports Quick Dry Aqua Shoes Boating Sailing Red Irish Setter Men s Waterproof Drifter Hiking Boot Brown , Bates Men s Tora Bora Alpine Boot Hiking Boot Sage Green , 50 Shades Of Animal Print Dance Dress Shoes Collection, Wedding Pumps: Women Comfort Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by Party Party (2.5", 3" & 3.5" Heels) , 50 Shades Of Animal Print Dance Dress Shoes Collection, Wedding Pumps: Women Comfort Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by Party Party (2.5", 3" & 3.5" Heels) Tent Linodes Leather Upper Jazz Shoe Slip-on Brown , Misu Women s Closed Toe Suede Sole Latin Salsa Tango Practice Ballroom Dance Shoes with 2.7" Heel 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) , Nautilus 1789 Women s ESD Carbon Composite Fiber Ultra Light Weight Safety Shoe Grey , Irish Setter Men s Vaprtrek 2869 Knee High Boot Mossy Oak Obsession Camouflage , UGG Women s Elvia Boot Black G.H. Bass & Co. Women s Wynn Clog Blue , Vince Camuto Women s Kantha Over The Knee Boot Black Reebok Women s Realflex Train 4.0 Cross-Trainer Shoe Night Beacon/Electric Blue/Icono Pink/White , Bella Vita Women s Romy II Winter Boot Black/Burgundy Plaid Flannel Dingo Men s Dean Boot Tan Apache Distressed ECCO Men s Base One Golf Shoe Black/Steel Hydromax SOREL Women s Snowlion XT Boot White/Red Quartz Vionic Women s Valeri Espadrille Flat Navy/Cloud Dancer Stripe , Crocs Women s Swiftwater Wave Sandal Active Orange Easy Street Women s Forever Mule New Navy , PUMA Men s States Mid X Swash Relic Leather Ankle-High Fashion Sneaker Black , DC Trase Slip-On TX SE Unisex Shoe Grey/Black/Red Fairy Tail Canvas Shoes Cosplay Shoes Sneakers White White 3 Brinley Co Womens Faux Leather Lace-up Embossed Lightweight Sneakers White Vans Unisex Old Skool (Metallic Silver) Skate Shoe Silver , adidas Men s Bankment Evolution Black/White , Lakai Griffin Skate Shoe White/Burgundy Suede
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 healthyGolf
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