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 Believenative Men s Jefferson Fashion Sneaker Jiffy Black/Bone White/Big Star Danner Men s Wolf Creek Chukka Falcon Gray Hiking Boot Falcon Gray Hanagal Men s Tangula Waterproof Hiking Boots, Vibram Soles New-brown Zenobia Snow Boots for Men Waterproof Leather Fashion Comfortable Outdoor Mens Trekking Hiking Shoes Black , Honeystore Women s Solid Color Straps Satin Dance Shoes Blivener Women s Winter Back Lace up Boot Mid Calf Snow Boots Black , Brinley Co Women s Hilton Slouch Boot Stone , TDA Womens T-strap Peep Toe High Heels Crystals Satin Latin Modern Salsa Tango Ballroom Wedding Dance Shoes Carolbar Women s Fashion Zipper Pleated Platform Hidden Wedge Heel Boots Black Journee Collection Womens Regular Sized, Wide-Calf and Extra Wide-Calf Buckle Slouch Low-Wedge Boot Black , Merrell Women s Sylva Tall Waterproof Snow Boot Merrell Tan Easy Street Women s Cleveland Clog Tan , IDIFU Women s Casual Peep Toe Slip On Mid Heels Chunky Gladiator Sandals Mules White Cherokee AnyWear Women s Zone Clog Navy DREAM PAIRS Men s Insulated Waterproof Winter Snow Boots Indiana-brown Reebok Men s Crossfit Nano 7.0 Cross-Trainer Shoe Black Primal Red White SoftWalk Women s Adora Flat Taupe WAWEN Men s Women s Breathable Mesh Lined Beach Outdoor Walking Garden Clogs Slippers Black/Grey MIA Women s Serena Slouch Boot Black , Nuoqi Japanese Wooden Geta Sandals Clogs Flip Flops Cosplay Accessories 39a Steve Madden Women s Officer Combat Boot Floral , ECCO Women s Hobart Riding Boot Wild Dove , Grasshoppers Women s Shelborne Slip-On Flat Black Naturalizer Women s Dev Wc Riding Boot Black 1 Me Too Women s Lightning 2 Pump Floral , adidas Neo Advantage Clean VS Mens Tennis Sneakers/Shoes White Vans Men s Slip-on(Tm) Core Classics Black/Black DC Danni XE Skate Shoe Black Smooth , DC Men s Heathrow Casual Skate Shoe Black/Battleship/Lime Lakai Men s Riley Hawk X Indy Collab Skate Shoe White 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.
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 healthyTennis & Racquet Sports
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