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 BelieveMarc Jacobs Women s Somewhere Sport Sandal Off White/Multi Anshinto Women Flat Shoes Bead Bohemia Leisure Lady Sandals Peep-Toe Flip Flops Shoes Pink Ariat Men s Rebar Flex Western Venttek Construction Boot Chocolate Brown/Textured Tan , ECCO Men s Track II Mid Gore-Tex Boot Bison-Bison , Women s Canvas Ballet Slippers Practice Yoga Flat Shoes Split Belly Shoes , Bloch Women s Jazz Tap Shoe , Twisted X Womens Neon Pink All Around Boot Dusty Tan/Neon Pink , Timberland Women s Whittemore Mid Side-Zip Boot Dark Brown Woodlands Daniel Green Women s Meg Slipper Bone INC International Concepts Womens Ameliee Leather Closed Toe Mid-Calf Riding Cognac Icebug Men s Jokk BUGrip Black , Adidas Performance Women s Aleki X Cross-Trainer Shoe Gold/Medium Grey Heather/Blue , Brinley Co Womens Faux Leather Slip-On Almond Toe Mules Grey , Under Armour Men s Speed Tire Ascent Low True Ink (918)/Rhino Gray , Timberland Women s Turain Ankle WP Rain Boot Black SoftWalk Women s Biloxi Boot Black TOMS Women s Deconstructed Alpargata Casual Shoe Black Heritage Canvas Zoulee Women s Flower Pattern Flat Slip On Leather Mother Shoes Blue , SoftWalk Women s Vantage Loafer Navy , K-Swiss Men s Ultrashot Tennis Shoe White/Highrise Etnies Womens Jameson HTW Winter Boot Brown/Grey Vans Authentic Plaid Dress Blues , Supra Men s Skytop Formula One-white HUF Men s Hupper 2 Lo Skateboarding Shoe Black/Black/White , Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Mexico 66 Sneaker Moonrock/Vaporous Grey , DC Women s Rebound High TX SE Skate w Skateboarding Shoe Chambray , Mona Flying Women s Leather Perforated Lace-up Oxfords Shoes for Women Wingtip Multicolor Brougue Shoes Blue , One Piece Luffy Zoro Ace Law Cosplay Shoes Canvas Shoes Sneakers Hand-painted Shoes 4 Choices Luffy Ace Multicolor , Vans Unisex Classic Slip-on (Checkerboard) Skate Shoe Checkerboard Frappe True White , NIKE Men s Zoom Stefan Janoski Skate Shoe Jungle/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 healthyOxfords
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