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 BelieveCrocs Unisex LiteRide Slide Black/White , Teva Women s Northwater Sandal Black , OUYAJI Mens Womens Comfortable Water Shoes Barefoot Quick Dry Beach Playing Boating Underwater Swimming Yoga Shoes Green2 , Under Armour Men s Ignite CC Heather V Slide Zinc Gray (101)/Moroccan Blue Ridge Footwear Men s Dura-Max Mid Zipper Work Boot Black Sockwa G-HI Minimal Beach Sneaker Grey Sea Sox Ladies Womens Waterproof Water Shoes Aqua Socks Beach Pool Yoga Exercise Boating Surf Mesh Adjustable Toggle Black/Fuchsia , Ariat Women s Terrain H2O Work Boot, Distressed Brown, 7 C US Distressed Brown , Merrell Women s Tetrex Rapid Crest Water Shoe Black 1 MAW AO Aqua Non-Slip Water Shoes Quick-Dry Multifunctional Socks Barefoot Beach Swim Sport Shoes with Drainage Hole Yellow WXDZ Womens Mens Water Shoes Quick-Dry Barefoot Aqua Socks for Swim Beach Surf Pool Yoga C.love-black , MSMAX Adult Soft Canvas Boots Unisex Dance Flats Red , Bloch Dance Women s Prolite II Split Sole Leather Ballet Slipper/Shoe Dansko Womens Jane Clog Chocolate Burnished Full Grain MuckBoots Women s Hale Plaid Boot Black/Pink Plaid , Under Armour Women s Street Precision Slip Metallic Midnight Navy (410)/White Forever Aura-43 Womens Double Straps Knee High Boots Winter Boots Tan Kenneth Cole REACTION Women s PIL-Anthropy Riding Boot Black Caterpillar Women s Ness Engineer Boot Black Trotters Women s Harlowe Ballet Flat Black , Yonex SHB 03 EX Indoor Court Shoes Black Riverberry Women s Ella Basic Closed Pointed Toe Ballet Flat Slip On Shoe Gold Snake , Pearl iZUMi Women s W Select Road v5 Cycling Shoe White/Grey Converse Men s Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Ox Solar Orange DC Women s Trase TX Skate Shoe Black/Black/White , Tokyo Ghoul Kaneki Ken Kirishima Touka Cosplay Shoes Canvas Shoes Casual Sneakers 3 Choices Picture 2 , ECCO Women s Women s Aquet Perforated Tie Oxford Powder , NIKE SB Air Max Bruin Vapor Men s Skateboarding Shoe Dark Team Red/White-star Blue DC Trase Slip-On TX SE Unisex Shoe Black/White Etnies Women s Corby SC W s Skateboarding Shoe Floral
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