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 BelieveFila Men s Drifter Sport Sandal Black/Fila Red/White Drew Shoe Women s Argo Sandals Black Calf Ariat Mens Mastergrip 6 inch H2O 400g Comp To Industrial Oily Distressed Brown LeKuni Women s Men s Mesh Slip on Water Shoes Water Aqua Shoes Swimming Pool Beach Sports Quick Drying Shoes C_black YUNGOD Men s and Women s Quick Drying Slip on Aqua Water Shoes Athletic Lightweight Walking Shoes 901-white , DUOLUNSI Water Shoes Skin Shoes Quick Dry Aqua Socks Barefoot Shoes for Beach Swim Surf Yoga White Kickers Kick Hi Core Mens Boots Black Black Wolverine 1000 Mile Men s Centennial 6" Boots Brown Miyoopark Women s Ankle Strap Glitter Buckle Synthetic Ballroom Salsa Latin Dance Shoes Bloch Women s Elasta Jazz Shoe , Style & Co. Womens Vedaa Closed Toe Mid-Calf Fashion Boots Blk/Brl Tent Linodes Leather Upper Jazz Shoe Slip-on SoftWalk Women s Bimmer Mule Sand JOE N JOYCE London SynSoft Cork Sandals Brown , Easy Spirit Women s Traveltime Mule Silver Dansko Women s Ingrid Oiled Leather Clog Black , Backdoorshoes Waterproof Premium Garden Clogs With Arch Support -Pink Rose Design by - , BH Women s Polka Dot Lightweight Comfortable Nurse/Nursing Clogs White Indigo Rd. Women s Netti Over The Knee Boot Black , Inov-8 Men s F-Lite 250 Cross-Trainer Shoe Red/Black , FRYE Women s Jayden Button Tall-SMVLE Riding Boot Dark Grey Smooth Vintage Leather , adidas Men s Tour360 Prime Boost Golf Shoe Core Black/Gold Metallic/Core Black NAOT Women s Toatoa Flat Metallic/Black , Walking Cradles Women s Anikka Espadrille Wedge Sandal Black , ASICS Women s Gel-Solution Speed 3 Tennis Shoe White/Silver Supra Vaider Skate Shoe Black/White 023 Onitsuka Tiger Asics Unisex Tiger MHS Marzipan/Marzipan Carol Shoes Women s Cute Tassels Lace-up Fashion Casual Comfort Sweet Flats Oxfords Shoes Purple DC Women s Chelsea TX SE Sneaker Grey/Grey/Grey adidas Originals Men s Tapper Evolution Sneaker White/Bark/Gum 3
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 healthyKnee-High
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