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 BelieveMagnum Men s Austin Mid Steel Toe Waterproof Work Boot Coffee GUBARUN Mens Water Shoes Swim Shoes for Women Quick-Dry Beach Barefoot Surf Yoga Boat Sneakers Grey/Green , VanciLin Men s Women s Poseidon Slip-On Loafers Water Shoes Casual Walking Shoes Gray3166m , Florsheim Work Compadre Dark Brown Adidas Performance Men s Mat Wizard.3 Wrestling Shoes Energy Red/Yellow/Black , Party Party SERA7011 Comfort High Top Evening Dress Pump, Wedding Shoes: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes High-Medium Heel, Salsa, Tango, Latin, Swing Salsa Tango Swing Latin So Danca JZ45 Pre-Arched Split Sole Jazz Slip On Shoe , Durango Women s Drd0099 Western Boot Brown , Women s Ballroom Dance Shoes Salsa Latin Practice Shoes 5008FT Comfortable-Very Fine 1" [Bundle of 5] Sorel Women s Cumberland Boot Turtle Dove/Silver Lining Qupid Women s Barnes-01a Ankle Bootie Moss Faux Suede , Journee Collection Womens Faux Leather Slide-On Mules Black , Women Quilted Velvet Faux Pearl Low Heel Mule - Casual Dressy Fashion Trendy Slip On Loafer Slide - HE91 by Mackin J Navy Velvet , Liliana FC02 Faux Suede Thigh High Peep Toe Lace up Stiletto Boot Python Snake , NIKE Air Footscape NM Mens Running-Shoes 852629 Legion Green/Black , Nike Men s Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Wolf Grey/White-cool Grey , Meeshine Women s Suede Over The Knee Thigh High Winter Low Heel Boots Fur Black , FootJoy Freestyle 2.0 Boa Golf Shoes White/Charcoal , Biion Wingtips Oxford and Golf Slip On Orange/Brown/Navy Forever Link Womens Focus-33 Fashion Stylish Pull On Over Knee High Sexy Boots Tan Suede , Opportunity Shoes - Corso Como Women s Ramona Ballet Flat Navy Metallic Suede YIRUIYA Women Loafers Breathable Leather Slip On Flats Walking Shoes H.gold , Cobb Hill Women s Penfield Zip Flat Black Leather Hush Puppies Women s Annerley Clever Flat Black Leather Dr. Martens Womens 1461 Flower Mallow Pink Hydro Leather Easy Spirit Women s Eliana Mule Black/Black Suede DC Men s Studio 2 LX Skate Shoe Grey/Black Converse Men s One Star Suede Low Top Sneakers Mint Green/Jade Lime/White Supra Vaider Skate Shoe Mojave/Dk Grey-white Lakai Sheffield Skate Shoe 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.
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 healthyIndustrial & Construction Boots
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