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 BelieveChaco Men s Zvolv 2 Black Boombah Men s Tyrant Digital Camo Slide Sandals - 11 Color Options - Multiple Sizes Royal/Orange SHY Men Women Water Shoes Quick-Dry Barefoot Aqua Sport Diving Yoga Surf Beach Socks Swim Shoes Hot Pink , Novel Harp Water Shoes Mens Womens Beach Quick-Dry Aqua Socks Pool Shoes for Yoga Black Adtec 1982 6" Steel Toe Tan Work Boot Tan , Danner Men’s Vicious 4.5 Plain Toe Work Boot Brown/Orange Hi-Tec Men s Bandera Low Waterproof Hiking Boot Bone/Brown/Mustard , Ahnu Women s W Montara III Event Hiking Boot Black Party Party 2829LEDSS Comfort Evening Dress Pump Sandals, Women Ballroom Dance Shoes (2.75", 3" & 3.5" High Heels) Reebok Work Men s Arion RB4501 ESD Athletic Safety Shoe Black Blondo Women s Verga Boot Black Nativo Irish Setter Men s 2875 Vaprtrek Waterproof 17" Hunting Boot Realtree Xtra Green Ariat Women s Legend Spirit Western Cowboy Boot Yukon Brown , Sam Edelman Women s Bates Mule Golden Caramel Suede , Shiekh Women s Eve-01 Over The Knee Boot Boot Camel Reebok Men s Legacylifter White/Black/Pewter New Brieten Women s Bling Rhinestone Platform High Heel Slide Sandals Silver Skechers Women s Cleo-Dazzles-Stretch-Fit Metallic Skimmer Ballet Flat Charcoal TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Comfortable and Easy-Fit Slip-On Black on Black BalaMasa Womens High Heels Knee High Solid PU Snow Boots Red Soft Style by Hush Puppies Women s Faeth Flat Black , SoftWalk Women s Norwich Ballet Flat Black Suede , Rieker Women s Elaine 58 by Remonte Boots Nero Material Girl Womens IBBY Fabric Pointed Toe Ankle Strap Ballet Flats Black , Bella Vita Women s Petra Flat Black/Stretch CLARKS Women s Aria Pump Flat Navy Nubuck Pop , NIKE Men s SF AF1 Mid Basketball Shoe Obsidian / Obsidian-black Fallen Men s The Easy Skateboard Shoe Black/Camel Skechers Sport Women s Galaxies Fashion Sneaker Natural/Blue Vans Authentic High-rise/Pewter
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 healthySlides
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