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 BelieveSummer Non-Slip Home Slipper Women Indoor/Outdoor Stripe Slides Beach Flip Flops Shoes Black , Quick-Dry Water Shoes Lightweight Aqua Socks For Beach Pool Surf Yoga Exercise for Men Women Blue , LEADERICA Men s Lightweight Aqua Water Shoes Beach Sneakers Black-white Leyang Men Women Water Shoes Slip on Quick Dry Lightweight Beach Barefoot Beach Shoes with Drainage Holes Sports Swim Socks Gray , JACKSHIBO Men Women Quick-Dry Water Skin Shoes Aqua Socks for Water Sports Swim Surf Yoga Exercice Beach Navy Blue , Carhartt Men s 6" Breathable Non Safety Toe Waterproof Hiker Boot Brown , FCKEE Water Shoes Aqua Shoes Slip-on Barefoot Lightweight Quick-Dry Drainage Durable Sole Women Men D-orange , Astral Porter Water Shoe - Men s Navy/Gray , Barerun Barefoot Quick-Dry Water Sports Shoes Aqua Socks for Swim Beach Pool Surf Yoga for Women Men White , Very Fine Ballroom Latin Tango Salsa Dance Sneakers Shoes for Women Men VFSN011 + Foldable Brush Bundle , Roymall Women s Satin Latin Dance Shoes With Rhinestone Ballroom Salsa Tango Performance Shoes,Model AF450 Aerosoles Women s Hole Of Fame Mid Calf Boot Black Leather Gold Pigeon Shoes 50 Shades Of 1" Low Heel Dance Dress Shoes: Women Comfort Ballroom, Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Practice, Theather Art by Party Party Columbia Men s Bugaboot Ii Wide Snow Boot Mud, Desert Sun , FOREVER LINK TAMMY-58 Women s Hot Fashion Stylish Pull On Knee High Casual Boots Black Tretorn Women s Leah Rain Boot Dark Grey/Winter White , FSJ Women Cute Bowknot Round Toe Ballet Flats Slip On Casual Office Comfy Pumps Shoes Size 4-15 US Red-suede , adidas Men s Adipower s Boost 3 Onix/C Golf Shoe Blue French Sole FS/NY Women s Anaconda Ballet Flat Black , SoftWalk Women s Haddley Mary Jane Flat Black/Dark Grey , Skechers Mens Skech Ascent Sherrod Black/Blue , Propet Women s TravelFit Flex Ballet Flat Navy/White , Forever Link Womens Round Toe Ribbon Bow Lace Up Glitter Fitness Gym Trainer Fashion Sneakers Rose Gold* , adidas Barricade 2017 Boost Shoe Men s Tennis Orange Emerica Men s Empire G6 Skateboarding Shoe Burgundy/White DC Women s Heathrow Skateboarding Shoe Desert , Diadora Men s Game L Low Waxed Court Shoe White , ED Ellen DeGeneres Womens Gillen Black/Black Crinkle Patent/Crinkle Patent Cole Haan Womens Micaela Grand Weave Oxford Sequoia Leather Supra Vaider LC Sneaker Black/Gold ,
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 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