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 Sage Embellished Sandal Ivory Columbia Men s Drainmaker IV Water Shoe Black, Lux , Kuuland Water Shoes Quick Dry Barefoot Aqua Socks Beach Swim Pool Surf Shoes for Swimming Diving Walking Yoga Men Women Red OOLIVUPF Mens Water Shoes Quick Dry Beach Swim Shoes Barefoot Aqua Shoes Black CONDOR Men s Murphy Zip 9 Tactical Waterproof Leather, Nylon Fabric Boots Black Reebok Work Men s Trainex RB7755 Sport Work Boot Brown , Cusselen Men Air Mesh Quick Drying Sport Water Shoes All Black 2 , Bigcount Slippers Water Shoes Summer Quick-Drying Swim Yoga Aerobics Beach Pool Child Women Men Unisex Red , Teva Men s M Arrowood Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot Bison Team West Texas Legacy - Men s Sand Ostrich Quill Print Leather Cowboy Boots Square Toe Sand , TDA Women s Fashion Single Strap Stiletto High Heel Latin Salsa Ballroom Dance Shoes , Bloch Women s Pump Dance Shoe MUK LUKS Women s Nora Fashion Boot Black Drew Shoe Women s Paradise II Velco Slip-on Taupe , G4U Women s Rain Boots Multiple Styles Color Mid Calf Wellies Buckle Fashion Rubber Knee High Snow Shoes Checker Argyle Plaid , KEEN Men s Durand Polar Hiking Boot Black/Gargoyle YDN Women Peep Toe Chunky High Heel Loafers Mules Slip on Sandals Dress Slide Shoes Purple , Skechers Men s Flex Advantage 2.0 Gurn Fashion Sneaker Black/White Easy Street Women s Cleveland Clog Black WeenFashion Womens Low Heels Solid Hollow Out Knee-High Boots with Metal Buckles Red Giro Terraduro Mid MTB Shoes Dark Shadow/Black Shimano Women s SH-RP2W Road Shoes White Easy Spirit Women s Motion Lace up Oxford Wheat , PUMA Women s Puma x Rihanna Sneaker Booties Puma Black/Puma White/Puma White LI-NING Men Saga Light Daily Badminton Shoes Breathable Professional Sport Shoes AYTM085 Blue , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Vansbruck Light Gum Mono , DC Men s Heathrow Casual Skate Shoe White/White Lakai Daly Skate Shoe Black Suede , Emerica Provost Slim Vulc Skate Shoe Grey/Grey , Converse Men s Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Ox Pink ,
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