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 BelieveTeva Women s Omnium Sandal Slate adidas Men s Voloomix Slide Sandal Collegiate Navy/Silver Metallic/Collegiate Navy , RAISINGTOP Women Lady Bowknot Flat Low Heel Open-Toe Sandals Slippers Beach Shoes Dressy Casual de Mujer Flip Flops Gray , Soludos Women s Canvas Platform Tennis Sneaker Sandal Camo Green Leyang Women Men Water Shoes Slip on Quick Dry Lightweight Barefoot Beach Swim Shoes Socks With Drainage Holes Map adidas Men s Adilette Cloudfoam+ Slide Sandal Grey/Grey/Grey AMAWEI Men Women Water Shoes Barefoot Quick Dry Beach Swim Shoes Sports Aqua Socks for Surf Yoga Pool Aerobics Blue , gracosy Water Shoes Women Men Barefoot Quick-Dry Beach Shoes for Dive Surf Swim Beach Yoga Aerobics Sports Shoes Silvery , Propet Men s Cliff Walker Boot & Oxy Cleaner Bundle Bronco Brown , GRITION Womens Outdoor Summer Sandals Adjustable Closed Toe Water Shoes Sport Hiking Running Sandal Pink MSMAX Adult Soft Canvas Boots Unisex Dance Flats Red Women s Ballroom Dance Shoes Tango Wedding Salsa Shoes 1692EB Comfortable-Very Fine 3" [Bundle of 5] , TDA Women s Ankle Strap Comfort Knot Satin Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Modern Dance Wedding Shoes , 50 Shades Of Animal Print Dance Dress Shoes Collection, Wedding Pumps: Women Comfort Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by Party Party (2.5", 3" & 3.5" Heels) BIGTREE Over The Knee Boots Women Fall Winter Lace Casual Faux Suede Wedge Comfortable Long Boots Black , Easy Street Women s Shiloh Mule Black , ZXD Men s Plain Toe Chelsea Boots Pull on Low Heel Booties Suede Elastic Shoes for Business Red , adidas Originals Men s Superstar Casual Sneaker White/Collegiate Navy/Metallic/Gold MCICI Unisex Garden Clogs Shoes Mesh Slippers Womens Mens Beach Footwear Water Sandals Summer White Crocs Unisex Crocband Clog Party Pink Native Unisex Apollo Moc Fashion Sneaker. Jiffy Black/Regatta Blue/Bone White/Natural Rubber , DXdesign Men Winter Tactical Waterproof Outdoor Mountaineering Ultra Light Desert Combat Breathable Boots Camouflage , FAMMZ Men s Man GARDENA Fashion Stylish Motorcycle Riding Leather Tall Knee High Boots Brown Nine Seven Suede Leather Women s Pointy Toe Flat Heel Tassels Knee High Handmade Comfort Boot Purple DecoStain Women s Lace Ornamented Solid Zipper Thin High Heel Boots White , ara Women s Betty Dress Pump Taupe/Vipera Combo , Earth Origins Tova Dust , TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Comfortable and Easy-Fit Slip-On Red , K-Swiss Men s X Lite Stringray/Classic Blue/White , Skechers Hi-Lite Sugar High Womens Court-Style High Top Sneakers Off 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 healthySport Sandals & Slides
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