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 BelieveDonald J Pliner Women s Jula Sandal Poppy , HINZER Water Shoes for Men Women Quick Drying Aqua Shoes B-black Wolverine Men s Moc-Toe 6" Work Boot Brown , VILOCY Women s Men s Athletic Water Shoes Lightweight Quick Dry Sports Aqua Shoes Couple Sneakers Black&red Durango Men s DDB0123 Western Boot Marbled Brown/Tan HXYOO Indoor Women Dancing Shoes for Salsa Ballroom Latin WK035 , Roma Boots Women s EMMA Mid Rain Boots Blush Kids Girls Soft Canvas Ballet Dance Gymnastics Shoes Fitness 50 Shades Of Beige Dance Shoes, Comfort Evening Dress Pumps, Wedding Shoes: Women 2.5" & 3" Heel Ballroom Shoes For Smooth, Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Standard, Theather Art by Party Party , Birkenstock Arizona Unisex Leather Sandal Black Oiled Leather Easy Street Women s Vanna Demi Wedge Slide Black Gold Soludos Women s Embroidered Floral Mule Sand/Red Multi Laredo Women s Maddie Distressed Tan , Nine Seven Genuine Leather Women s Pointed Toe Stiletto Heel Zip up Handmade Casual Fashion Mid Calf Boots New Red-heel 1.97 Sanita Women s Deena Sandal Brown , Easy Spirit Women s Efrost Mule Brown/Brown Suede SOREL Men s Paxson 64 Outdry Snow Boot Nori, Elk Women Carmen Fashion Slouchy Faux Suede Round Toe Chunky Heel Over Knee Boots Olive_dh Stuart Weitzman Women s 5050 Over-the-Knee Boot Black Nappa , Charm Foot Fashion Lace Hollow Out Womens Wedge Heel Peep Toe Knee High Summer Boots apricot , FootJoy Men s Hyperflex Golf Spike Red/Light Grey/Navy Klogs USA Unisex Boca Mule Rural Green , Vivobarefoot Mens Primus Trio Leather Trainers Black KSwiss Hypercourt Express LTR Clay Wh/Gy Women s Shoes White Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Red Black Vans Men s Slip-on(Tm) Core Classics Baby Blue/True White Checkerboard Vans Unisex Era Skate Shoes, Classic Low-Top Lace-up Style in Durable Double-Stitched Canvas and Original Waffle Outsole Black/Cendre Blu Show Shine Women s Chic Sexy High Chunky Heel Oxfords Shoes Black , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Pink , VANS MENS SK8 HI REISSUE LEATHER SHOES Checkerboard Black Pewter
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