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 BelieveJoie Women s Cadee Slide Sandal Shell Brillunt Gents Ultra-light Hook-and-loop Back-Strap Sandal Holiday Fisherman Outdoor Leather MSD004 Light Brown , Soto Boots Castillo Men s Square Toe Western Boots Tan Durango Men s DDB0125 Western Boot, Black Charcoal Grey, 10.5 W US - HROYL Women s Latin Dance Shoes Mid Heel PU Salsa Tango Modern Dance Ballroom TY-NMD , 50 Shades Of Gold Dance Shoes Collection, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps, Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by 50 Shades (2.5" 3" & 3.5" Heels) , ARINLA Ballet Shoes Canvas Ballet Dance Shoes Slippers , So Danca TA55 Buckle Strap 1.5 Heel Tap Shoe , Aisun Women s Warm Fashion Pompoms Round Toe Platform Slip On Flat Mid Calf Winter Snow Boots Black Easemax Women s Trendy Frosted Pleated Bows Rhinestones Round Toe Low Hidden Heel High Boots Gray Sam Edelman Women s Corra Ankle Boot Golden Caramel Suede Sanita Women s Original Olivia Clog Black , Nine Seven Suede Leather Women s Round Toe Low Heel Lace Up Handmade Over The Knee Boots Black Reebok Women s Hayasu Training Shoe Chalk/White/Cloud Grey Carol Shoes Lace-up Fashion Women s Cambat Chunky Heel Riding Tall Boots Blue , LifeStride Women s Marvelous Riding Boot Black , Bed|Stu Women s Fate Leather Boot Black Hand Wash , Rockport Women s Cobb Hill Lizzie Ballet Flat Red , NEWCOSPLAY Women s Knee High Lace-up Canvas Zip Dance Cheerleading Shoes Boots 905red ECCO Women s Biom G 2 Golf Shoe Oyster/Fanta Nine West Women s Spruce Fabric Ballet Flat Natural CLARKS Women s Sillian Bella Mary Jane Flat Dark Brown Synthetic Nubuck , Vince Camuto Women s Braneeda Ballet Flat Powder Grey , Vans Men s Era (C&l) Dress Blues/Tweed Skechers Sport Women s Galaxies Fashion Sneaker Natural/Blue , G.H. Bass & Co. Women s Whitney Penny Loafer Black Patent IDIFU Women s Casual Snake Print Low Chunky Heels Lace Up Brogues Oxfords White Rocket Dog Women s Jumpin Weekend Canvas Fashion Sneaker Black , DecoStain Women s Faux Leather Lace up Flat Low Heel Oxford Smart Office Shoes Grey , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes (Classic Tumble) True White
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 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