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 BelieveTaryn Rose Women s Iris Knit Slide Sandal Blush , DailyShoes Women s Double Buckle Military Combat Boots Side Zipper Fashion Shoes Black Sv Tactical Jungle Boots with Panama Sole 8 in, Military GI Type Vietnam Combat Army, Leather/Canvas Desert Tan Voovix Water Shoes Mens Womens Barefoot Aqua Shoes Water Sports Shoes Beach Swim Gray Harley-Davidson Women s Kedison Work Boot Black , JOINFREE Women s Men s Kid Summer Water Shoes Barefoot Shoe Quick Dry Aqua Socks Yoga Line Black , Tin Haul Shoes Men s Not Boaring Western Boot Brown Timberland PRO Men s AG Boss Pull-On Alloy Square-Toe Work and Hunt Boot Distressed Brown Leather , Merrell Women s Eventyr Peak Waterproof Boot Merrell Tan , The Sak Women s Rhyme Rain Boot Jasper One World Anywear Women s Zone Health Care and Food Service Shoe Blue , UGG Women s Vista Snow Boot Port Easy Spirit Women s Eliana Mule Black/Black Suede , Reebok Men s Trainfusion Nine 3.0 Cross Trainer Stark Grey/White/Primal Red Qupid Parma-04X Womens Pointy Toe Chunky Metallic Heel Over The Knee Boot Champagne Breckelles Outlaw-81 Riding Boots Brown-81 PUMA Women s Eskiva Mid Textured Wn s-W Cross-Trainer Shoe Whisper White , San Malo value Nursing Clogs with perforations - Black Black , PUMA Women s ST Evo Gleam WNS Cross-Trainer Shoe Quarry/Puma Silver , The Fix Women s Sonya Scrunch Metallic Ballet Flat Gold Metallic Snake Embossed Leather , Lauren Ralph Lauren Women s Makenzie-BO-CSL Boot Black , Skechers Men s Go Golf Pro 3 Lx Golf Shoe,Navy,10 M US Black/Silver Aerosoles Women s Fable Ballet Flat Navy Suede , Salvatore Ferragamo Womens Vignola Navy Kaitlyn Pan Studded Strappy Ballerina Leather Flats Poudre Patent/Nude Trim/Gold Studs , Diadora V7000 Weave Green Olivina VenusCelia Women s Bows Dance Flat Shoe Beige NIKE Men s Air Vapor Ace Tennis Shoe black/grey Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Blanc De Blanc , Wolky Comfort Lace up Shoes Dusky Winter Taupe Malibu Suede
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 healthyMid-Calf
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