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 BelieveECCO Women s Cruise Sport Sandal Warm Grey , ALEADER Women s Mesh Slip on Water Shoes Khaki , Shimano Evair Marine Fishing Shoe Black , New Balance Women s Purealign Athletic Rafter Black/Purple Abilene Men s Boot Pioneer Western Square Toe - 6724 Brown Nocona Boots Men s BSU Boot Tan Vintage Cow , Ceyue Mens Womens Water Shoes Quick Dry Swim Shoes Sports Aqua Shoes Beach Volleyball Shoes with 14 Drainage Holes Red Northside Men s Alberta II Combination Cold Weather Boot Camo , Beeagle Womens Mens Unisex Clogs Comfortable Lightweight Walking Garden Shoes Slippers Quick Drying Sandals 36-45 Black Green-w , Old West Boots Womens Gored Ankle Boot Black CLARK S Women s Patty Tayna Mule Navy Leather , PUMA Men s Dare Sneaker Dark Purple-dark Purple , Ryka Women s Devotion XT Cross Trainer Black/Meteorite/White , Inov-8 Women s All Train 215 (W) Cross Trainer Grey/Pink FootJoy Women s Enjoy Golf Shoes Grey/Blue adidas Men s Tour360 2.0 Wd Golf Shoe Ftwr White/Collegiate Royal/Silver Met. , Latasa Women s Lace up Platform High Heels Tall Boots White , Eastland Women s Kelsey Brown Easy Street Women s Giddy II Flat Bronze , HapHop Women s Classic Ballerina Flats Pointed Toe Ballet Slip On Casual Fancy Comfort Shoes Beige Pu FSJ Women Fresh Floral Printed Flats Pumps Pointed Toe Slip On Dress Shoes for Comfort 4-15 US Blue , PUMA Mens Basket Classic Strap Suede Shoes Blue Fog Pearl Izumi Women s W X-ALP Elevate Cycling Shoe Black/Black Fila Women s TKO 4.0 Trail Running Shoe High-rise/Pewter/Orange Pop New Balance Men s Nm533afb Sky/Burgundy , DC Men s Evan Smith Hi Zero Skate Shoe Black/Black , Re:ZERO Starting Life in Another World Cosplay Shoes Canvas Shoes Sneakers Black/White 2 White 7 Globe Men s Mahalo Skate Shoe Yellow , NAOT Women s Celesta Oxfords Toffee, French Roast, Brown Croc , Vans Unisex Era 59 Skate Shoes (Cord & Plaid) Dress Blue ,
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 healthyWater Shoes
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