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 BelieveKenneth Cole REACTION Men s Screen B Slide Sandal Grey/Navy , 0161 Men s Rubber Sandal Slipper Comfortable Shower Beach Shoe Slip On Flip Flop Black , Pleaser Women s Fearless 766 High Heels Black / Black Water Yoga Shoes for Women HLM Barefoot Running Aqua Socks Quick-Dry Mutifunctional Lightweight for Swimming Surfing Beach Walking Garden, Boating White , Lucchese Bootmaker Men s Harmon Western Boot Barnwood/Tan Burnished BRUNO MARC NEW YORK Bruno Marc Men s Bergen-02 Leather Lined Oxfords Dress Ankle Boots Brown Pu Men Women Aqua Water Shoes - Beach Walking Shoes Quick-Dry Lightweight for Summer Outdoor Sports Exercise Grey/White-815 , Adult Audition 2" Heel T-Strap,THP325 50 Shades Of Gold Dance Shoes Collection, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps, Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by 50 Shades (2.5" 3" & 3.5" Heels) , MSMAX Adults Leather Jazz Dance Shoes Black , missfiona Women s Mesh Insert Leather Closed-Toe Latin Modern Practice Dance Shoes Outdoor DailyShoes Women s Embroidered Legend Pointed Toe Pull up Zipper Mid Calf Western Cowboy Boots Knee High Boot Black W/ Side Pocket Vasque Women s Coldspark UltraDry Snow Boot Anthracite/Aluminum OTBT Women s Springfield Clog Black Leather Reebok Women s Crossfit Nano 7.0 Track Shoe Off-white/Electric Flash Popuus Women s Autumn Fall Over Knee High Combat Riding Boots Chocolate Seychelles Women s Drama Fashion Boot Brown Summerwhisper Women s Sexy Floral Print Pointed Toe Block Mid Heel Back Zipper Knee High Boots Red , Calvin Klein Women s Enith Flat Desert Sand RF ROOM OF FASHION Women s Lace Up Ankle Mid Calf Artic Warm Fur Lined Water Resistant Eskimo Snow Boots Black - Wear Laced Up Or Folded Down adidas Men s Tech Response 4.0 Golf Shoe Black/White SoftWalk Women s Napa S Pewter Karen Scott Women s Clancy Suede Pointed Toe Pumps Medium Brown Suede , Diadora 9000 MM II White/White NIKE Men s SB Blazer Zoom Low XT Skate Shoe Black / Wolf Grey-white-white , Vans VEE3NVY Unisex Authentic Shoes Eclipse / Light Gum , ECCO Footwear Womens Cayla Lace Oxford Black New Balance Men s Nm358bgt Navy/Mustard Emerica Hsu G6 Skate Shoe Purple/White Cobb Hill Rockport Women s Angelina Dress Pump, Almond, 6.5 W US - ,
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 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