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 BelieveCue Tee Store Men s Water Shoes Lightweight Breathable Sandals Outdoor Quick Drying Shoes for Walking Beach Swim Pool Navy , Sport Outdoors Men’s Shoes Garden Clogs Sandals Beach Breathable Summer Lightweight Resistant Perforated Walking Gray , Timberland PRO Men s 6" Valor Soft-Toe Waterproof Work Boot Black Smooth Leather Ballistic Nylon Twisted X Mens Lite Cowboy Dark Work Boots Dark Brown Feetmat Women s Water Shoes Mesh Quick Drying Beach Shoes Pink eyeones Men s Women s Lightweight Quick Drying Mesh Aqua Slip-on Water Shoes Perfect Match for Waterproof Phone Case Black/White-576xi , Amoji Unisex Water Shoes Outdoor Clogs Sandals Navy/Orange Misu Women s Peep Toe Sandals Latin Salsa Tango Practice Ballroom Dance Shoes With 2.7" Heel LifeStride Women s Rosaria-Wc Equestrian Boot Dark Tan Wc , Roymall Men and Women s Boost Dance Sneaker/Modern Jazz Dance Ballroom Performance Dance-Sneakers Sports Shoes,Model JS , Minishion Women s T-Strap Flared Heel Glitter Latin Ballroom Dance Shoes Party Pumps , Party Party 2829LEDSS Comfort Evening Dress Pump Sandals, Women Ballroom Dance Shoes (2.75", 3" & 3.5" High Heels) , Giggle Da Women High-top Pure Leather Ballet Shoes Jazz Shoes Soft Bottom Blowfish Women s Demma Ankle Bootie Black Lonestar/Dyecut Pu Ted Baker Men s Cassiuss 4 Chelsea Boot Black Marc Fisher Women s Hulie Over The Knee Boot Taupe Sunny&Baby Men & Big Kid s Martin Boots Genuine Leather Lace UP Accent High Top Shoes (Thicken Fleece Available) Fleece Inside Black , BCBGeneration Womens Cynthia Leather Pointed Toe Ankle Strap Mary Jane Pumps Black TOMS Women s 10010236 Drizzle Grey Lurex Woven Alpargata Flat Rose Gold/Natural Canvas Dots , Melissa Women s Long Rain Boot Deep Purple Womens Hunter Original Tour Gloss Galoshes Snow Wellingtons Rain Boots Midnight Blue , Rialto Sunnyside Women s Flat Navy Patent PUMA Womens Phenom Shimmer Aquifer/Whisper White Trotters Women s Liz Loafer Red Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Pink , Lakai Men s Daly Skate Shoe Grey Textile BEARPAW Women s Jolene Oxford Sand Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Warhol Shoes Size Black/Red/Blue DC Men s Trase TX Unisex Skate Shoe Black/White , Mephisto Women s Elody Oxford Dark Green/Hazelnut Nature C.fabric
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 healthySkateboarding
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