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 BelieveDanner Men s Lookout Side-Zip 8" Black Military and Tactical Boot Black , Smith & Wesson Footwear Men s Breach 2.0 Tactical Side Zip Boots - 8" Black , EVER BOOTS "Ultra Dry" Men s Premium Leather Waterproof Work Boots Insulated Rubber Outsole Copper , Vivay Mens Womens Summer Swim Water Shoes Barefoot Skin Aqua Socks for Beach Swim Surf Yoga Exercise B. Black Tin Haul Shoes Men s Cowboy Way Work Boot Brown , XPETI Men s Waterproof Mid Trail Hiking Outdoor Boot Coffee , Caterpillar Men s Stiction Hiker Hiking Boot Brown Sugar Asolo Men s Fugitive GTX Waterproof Light Hiking & Trekking Boots - Wide Wool / Black , CRC Women s Stylish Peep Toe Mesh Satin Ballroom Morden Salsa Latin Tango Party Wedding Professional Dance Sandals , Sfnld Women s Retro Buckle Medium Chunky Heel Double Strap Side Zip Knee High Boots Black Very Fine Ballroom Latin Tango Salsa Dance Shoes for Women SERA1123 3-Inch Heel + Foldable Brush Bundle Wolky Women s Jewel Sandal Neutral Multi Color Fantasy Design Lab Womens Nikky Open Toe Mules Black SoftWalk Women s Murietta Mule Burgundy , Calvin Klein Women s Priya Over The Knee Boot Slate/Black Suede/Stretch Forever Link Jalen-h4 Women s Fashion Thigh Knee High Low Heel Riding Boots Shoes Brown Journee Collection Womens Regular and Wide Calf Faux Lace-up Distressed Over-the-knee Boots Black , adidas Men s Powerlift.3.1 Cross Trainer Tech Beige/Trace Olive/Black Steve Madden Natural Comfort Lora Embroidered Sneaker Mule 560-800 Olive Bee , Top Moda Coco-1 Women s Military Riding Boot Black , Miz Mooz Women s Shankara Riding Boot Chocolate Under Armour Men s Match Play White (101)/Sulfur Grasshoppers Women s Windham Slip-On Flat Black , French Sole FS/NY Women s Anaconda Ballet Flat Orange , SoftWalk Women s Hollis Flat Black Nubuck Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear Men s Freedom Slip Resistant Navy White Leather Tennis Shoe White/Navy Lauren by Ralph Lauren Womens Barrett-SH Navy/Navy Burn Calf/Kid Suede , WestCoast Galen-12 Women Casual Round Toe Flat Laced Up Loafer Champaign , Propet Women s Washable Walker Sneaker White Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High (Andy Warhol) Natural
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 healthyMules & Clogs
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