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 Believeadidas Originals Men s Adilette Slide Sandal Real Gold S, Core Black, Real Gold S , OLUKAI Women s Loea Thong Sandal Dark Java/Dark Java JACKSHIBO Men Women Quick-Dry Water Skin Shoes Aqua Socks for Water Sports Swim Surf Yoga Exercice Beach Pink , Irish Setter Men s 83900 Wellington Aluminum Toe Work Boot Brown , MANYITE Lightweight Water Sports Shoes Anti-Slip Sole Breathable Multifunctional for Men Women Kids. Blue , MIXSNOW Men s Poseidon Slip-On Loafers Water Shoes Casual Walking Shoes Coffee , WAWEN Women Men Light Breathable Mesh Sandals,Slippers,Beach Footwear,Water Shoes,Fabric Shoes,Walking,Garden Clog Shoes Blue/Yellow KEEN Men s The Rocker WP-m Hiking Boot Black/Black SOREL Men s Madson Waterproof Hiker Boots Black 50 Shades Of Black Dance Shoes Collection-III, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps, Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by 50 Shades (2.5", 3" & 3.5" Heels) Abby 7136 Women Closed Toe Kitten Heel Latin Dance Shoes Tango Cha-Cha Swing Ballroom Party Wedding Sudue Sole Flannel Orthofeet Proven Pain Relief Plantar Fasciitis Orthopedic Comfortable Diabetic Extra Wide Flat Feet Lake Charles Womens Tie Walking Shoes Black , Fifly Womens Latin Salsa Cha-cha Low Heel Peep-toe Satin Professional Dance-shoes Irish Setter Men s Vaprtrek LS 821 600 Gram Hunting Boot Brown Aisun Women s Warm Fashion Pompoms Round Toe Platform Slip On Flat Mid Calf Winter Snow Boots Black BareTraps Women s Bette Snow Boot, Mushroom, 7.5 M US Black FRYE Women s Cara Pickstitch Mid Boot Ash Crocs Women s AllCast II Snow Boot Black , Odetina Women s Sexy Lace-up Zipper Buckle Strap Chunky High Heel Platform Mid Calf Punk Boots with Rivet Stud Gray&x-7 , AnnaKastle Womens Vegan Leather V-Cut Flats Mule Slide Backless Shoes Pink VILOCY Men s Winter Warm Suede Fur Lined Low top Work shoes Snow Boots Gray Nine West Women s Trybecca Black Knee-High Boot Black Suede , Arcopedico ES Navy , Rialto Sunnyside Women s Flat Black Croco , Skechers BOBS Women s World-Daisy and Dot Flat Light Gray , Nike Women s Flex Trainer 5 Shoe Wolf Grey/Racer Pink-stealth , Palladium Men s Pampa Hi Originale TC Chukka Boot Indigo/Total Eclipse Dansko Women s Olena Flat Copper Metallic Suede Vans Old Skool Unisex Adults Low-Top Trainers Black (Black/White) Vans Unisex Era Skate Shoes, Classic Low-Top Lace-up Style in Durable Double-Stitched Canvas and Original Waffle Outsole T H Dress Blues Khaki
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