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 BelieveCalvin Klein Women s Kace Slide Sandal Hibiscus Pink YUNGOD Men s and Women s Quick Drying Slip on Aqua Water Shoes Athletic Lightweight Walking Shoes 902-blue Bling Bo Water Shoes Mens Womens Beach Swim Shoes Quick-Dry Breathable Drainage Holes Pool Shoes Purple Womens Mens Water Shoes Quick-Dry Aqua Slip on Sports Beach Swim Dive Surf Yoga Shoes I-stripe , Rocky Men s S2V Steel Toe Work Boot Tan , ba knife Water Shoes Quick Drying Lightweight Mesh Slip-on Athletic Sport Casual Sneakers for Men and Women Red , Speedo Women s Women s Surfwalker Pro 3.0 Water Shoes & Sunscreen Navy Danner Men s Wolf Creek Chukka Falcon Gray Hiking Boot Falcon Gray , ASICS Men s Dan Gable Ultimate 4 Wrestling Shoe Gray/Red/True Blue , Sanita Women s Professional Susan Work Shoe Multicolor , TDA Women s Classic T-Strap Mid Heel Synthetic Tango Ballroom Salsa Latin Dance Wedding Shoes , Honeystore Women s Synthetic Patent Leather Criss Cross Strap Latin Dance Shoes Ankle Strap , FEETCITY Girls Leather Ballet Dance shoes Pointe Shoes Slippers Flats Yoga Shoe(Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) 采集完成 , Trotters Women s Lyra Wide Calf Riding Boot Black Veg Tumbled Leather , Beckett Mens Tan Chelsea Boot Brown Demonia Women s Damned-225 Mid Calf Boot Black Vegan Leather , Pleaser Women s Ballet-1025 Ankle Boot Black Leather Dr. Scholl s Shoes Women s Wanderess Mule Black Hatch Print , Santimon Womens Mens Winter Snow Boots Leather Waterproof Outdoor Ankle Booties Classic Comfortable Warm Sneaker Shoes Black Blue Black , Reebok Men s Run Supreme 4.0 Sneaker Ash Grey/Flint Grey/Solar Green/White/Pewter Rieker Bernadette 55 Women s Boot Black , Shenn Men s Work Space Stylish Ankle High Wear-Resistant Split Leather Combat&Motorcycle Boots Tan STEVEN by Steve Madden Women s Intyce Riding Boot Cognac Hush Puppies Women s Chaste Ballet Flat Dark Olive ASICS E800N Men s Gel-Court Speed Shoe White/Silver Fila Women s Cage Delirium Sneakers Knockout Pink, Purple Pennant, White , Smartodoors Sidebike SD002 Men s All-Around Road Cycling Shoes with Nylon Soles SD01-MTB-Black/red DC Women s Trase TX SE Tan/Brown Tamaris Women s Vivi 28325 Oxford Flat Black Etnies Womens Scout Sneaker Grey/Navy
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