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 BelieveColumbia Women s Kea Vent Sandal Fossil, Fawn New Arrival Summer Cool Leather Breathable Men Flip Flops Korean Style Beach Sandals Non-slide Male Handmade Slippers Brown Bigcount Slippers Water Shoes Summer Quick-Drying Swim Yoga Aerobics Beach Pool Child Women Men Unisex Blue Thorogood Men s American Heritage 8" Moc Toe, MAXwear Wedge Non-Safety Toe Boot Trail Crazyhorse Merrell Women s Chameleon 7 Limit Stretch Hiking Boot Beluga ChicWind Men s Quick Drying Lace Up Casual Oxford Walking Shoes Light Brown , Merrell Men s Moab Adventure Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot Dark Earth , Polo Ralph Lauren Men s Ranger Lace-up Hiker Boot Dark Grey , BARKOR Water Shoes Mens Womens Beach Ultralight Wading Unisex Adults Sea Bathing Shoes Pink 50 Shades Of Black Dance Shoes Collection-III, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps, Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by 50 Shades (2.5", 3" & 3.5" Heels) IDIFU Women s Comfy Printed Mid Wedge Heels Mid Calf Rain Boots With Side Zipper Black 2 Brinley Co Womens Regular and Wide Calf Faux Suede Mid-Calf Stacked Wood Heel Boots Stone Sanita Women s Daisy-Dazzle Mule Chocolate Sugar Women s SGR-Quickster Mid Calf Boot Black Polyurethane/Sweater , Easy Street Women s Ease Mule Brown , Easy Spirit Women s Eliana Mule Medium Grey/Brown Suede , Dansko Women s Sonja Patent Leather Clog Black , Thigh High Wide Womens Boots Side Zip Chunky High Heel Faux Suede Over The Knee Boots for Women Grey JOE N JOYCE Porto SynSoft Soft-Footbed sandals narrow Black Patent Womens Nike Free TR 6 Training Shoes White/Game Royal Pure Platinum , Brinley Co Women s Spur Over The Knee Boot Black , adidas Originals Women s Crazytrain Pro W Cross Trainer Noble Ink/Cyber Gold/Super Purple Polo Ralph Lauren Men s Ranger Lace-up Hiker Boot Black , Bella Vita Women s Romy II Winter Boot Black/Burgundy Plaid Flannel Novel Harp Knee High Boots For Women Wide Calf Faxu Suede Zipper With Buckles Size US5-10.5 Black , Propét Women s TravelFit Jersey Fabric, EVA Flats Red K-Swiss Women s UltraShot Tennis Shoe White/Aquarius , DC Men s Heathrow Casual Skate Shoe Navy Emerica Men s Wino G6 Skate Shoe Black/Green , Supra Vaider Skate Shoe White-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 healthySkateboarding
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