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 BelieveGotd Men Women Yoga Socks Sandals Surf Beach Snorkeling Swimming Diving Swim Shoes Slide Platform Soft Girl Indoor Outdoor Beach Holiday Summer (US:4.5-5, Green) Green , Kuuland Water Shoes Quick Dry Barefoot Aqua Socks Beach Swim Pool Surf Shoes for Swimming Diving Walking Yoga Men Women Black , Danner Men s Explorer 650 6" Full Grain Hiking Boot Brown/Green , Honeystore Women s Glitter Chunky Heel Latin Dance Shoes , Comfortable Low Heel 1.5" Black Khaki Professional Latin Ballroom Dance Shoes Women L-030 , Women s Ballroom Dance Shoes Salsa Latin Practice Shoes 16612EB Comfortable-Very Fine 1.3" [Bundle of 5] SoftWalk Women s Abby Clog Black , Birkenstock Arizona Unisex Leather Sandal Black Oiled Leather Hunters Boots Women s Original Tour Short Boots Military Red , Journee Collection Womens Regular and Wide Calf Round Toe Mid-calf Wedge Boots Tan , UBFEN Men Women Shoes Winter Warm Fully Fur Lined Snow Boots Ankle Waterproof Outdoor Slip On Casual C Black , New Balance Women s 811V2 Cross-Trainer-Shoes Overcast/Leopard Print NIKE Women s Metcon 4 Training Shoes White/Black-total Crimson RF ROOM OF FASHION Women s Vegan Suede Hidden Platform Wedge Round Toe Slip On Over The Knee Boots Grey , Fashion Thirsty Womens Elasticated Wide Leg Calf Stretch Over Knee Flat Riding Biker Boots Shoes Size Black Suede , New Balance Men s MX624v2 Casual Comfort Training Shoe Black Nine Seven Genuine Leather Women s Round Toe Chunky Heel Handmade Wide Calf Over The Knee Boots Red , Breckelles Women s Georgia-35 Knee High Lace-Up Combat Boot Tan PUMA Women s Ignite Blaze Sport Disc Golf Shoe Peacoat/White David Tate Women s Nadine Perforated Espadrille Black Calf , FSJ Women Cute Bowknot Round Toe Ballet Flats Slip On Casual Office Comfy Pumps Shoes Size 4-15 US Brown , TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Comfortable and Easy-Fit Slip-On Russet Orange Heritage Canvas BOBS from Skechers Women s Bobs World Slip-on Flat Black/Black Bernie Mev Women s Gem Wedge Pump Black , Palladium Women s Pallaphoenix K Ankle Boot Grey HKR Classic Wingtip Brogue Oxford Shoes For Women Lace Up Platform Wedge Oxfords Sneakers Black , Converse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star Pro Ox Casual Shoe Black/Black , Rocket Dog Women s Jazzin Ryker Cotton Fashion Sneaker Black 8a Canvas , Easy Spirit Women s Motion Lace up Oxford Navy Vans Men s Chima Ferguson Pro Mono Ankle-High Canvas Skateboarding Shoe Mono Dress Blues
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