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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
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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.
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