SRWC Staff Directory 


Administrative Staff  

Joel Swedlund
Executive Director
Phone: 325-674-2271
Email: swedlundj@acu.edu

Kerri Hart
Associate Director
Phone: 325-674-6174
Email: hartk@acu.edu

Molly Bagley
Director of Aquatics & Events
Phone: 325-674-2372
Email: molly.bagley@acu.edu

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Building Directory 

SRWC Front Desk: 325-674-6600

SRWC Administrative Office: 325-674-6176

Aquatic Center Office: 325-674-2870

Kinesiology and Nutrition Department: 325-674-2338

Human Performance Lab: 325-674-2863

Intramural Office: 325-674-2555

Medical Clinic: 325-674-2625

Counseling Center: 325-674-2626

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Personal Trainers  

Clint Coulter - cjc08a@acu.edu
If you have one or multiple training goals, Clint is the trainer for you! He clearly understands that being healthy is more than just a fitness routine, it is a lifestyle and life long behavior. Not only is Clint a certified trainer, he is a competitor as well, most recently participating in physique competitions. So, whether you want to get back on track with your workouts, start new workouts, increase your muscle mass, or lose weight, contact Clint Coulter to start your new journey in wellness.

Kerri Hart - hartk@acu.edu
Kerri’s passion is to help people of all ages live well. With a certification from the National Council on Strength and Fitness, Dr. Hart teaches the personal training course on the A.C.U. campus through the Kinesiology and Nutrition department. . Kerri oversees all of the personal trainers in the SRWC and encourages anyone seeking a personal trainer to give one of the trainers a try. The Functional Movement Screen, balance training, and overall cardiovascular enhancement are some of Dr. Hart’s favorite training components.

Jackie Beth Shilcutt - jbs00c@acu.edu
Jackie Beth enjoys exploring movement possibilities, no matter if it is in the form of rock climbing, aerial dance, mountain yoga, partner stunting, or even freestyle walking. Jackie Beth's certifications include yoga, personal training, and group exercise. She also holds a degree in dance from the University of North Texas. Jackie Beth has spent two summers in Brazil studying Capoeira, teaching stilt workshops, and choreographing for various projects both stateside and internationally.

Ruthie Swedlund - ruthie.swedlund@gmail.com
Ruthie believes that its never to late to choose a healthy life style and that starting over is the key to success. She is a graduate of ACU, mother of 3, and a marathoner. She understands how life can get in the way of your fitness goals. Having experienced life as an overweight, out of shape mom who has overcome a variety of health issues herself, she understands how hard it can be to start over. Going from fat to fit has given Ruthie insight into the physical, mental, and spiritual, struggles involved with lifestyle transformation. Ruthie is a Fitour Certified Personal Trainer and a USATF Certified Running Coach who has a passion for running, fitness, and nutrition. Let Ruthie's passion and enthusiasm for the transformation powers of fitness and nutrition help you reach your goals.

Amy Wages - adw05d@acu.edu
Amy's main objective as a personal trainer is to create a personalized program for clients to enjoy while reaching their goals. She believes the most effective workout plan is one you can adhere to. Amy has earned three certifications from The Cooper Institute and is a Certified FMS Expert with Functional Movement Systems while completing her degree in Nutrition and Kinesiology. Her passion is to help others feel confident, energetic, and healthy through all facets of wellness including stress relief. Amy specializes in functional fitness, a form of training to prevent injuries and perform everyday activities better by increasing mobility, stability, strength, and endurance."

Josh Walters - jlw09f@acu.edu 
Josh Walters is an all around student of health and fitness. He is a certified personal trainer completing his degree in kinesiology and nutrition with plans to attend physical therapy school upon completion of his degree. He enjoys a wide variety of training and is always seeking innovative and creative ways to be active. Josh is a big proponent of total wellness and loves to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. He encourages those that he works with to live life abundantly the way God intended.

Tiffany Weatherford - tns10a@acu.edu
Tiffany is a current ACU student who is extremely passionate about helping others achieve wellness through diet and exercise. She currently holds certifications as a personal trainer, Zumba instructor, and Wholyfit instructor. She is also studying to be a Certified Natural Health Practitioner. Tiffany believes holistic health is best achieved by incorporating a good diet and daily exercise into your routine. She attempts to make exercise fun during both personal training sessions and her group exercise classes.

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Group Exercise Instructors  

Kerri Hart - hartk@acu.edu (Circumference, Boot Camp, Core Performance)
Kerri enjoys teaching people who thrive on the social aspects of group exercise. The enthusiasm and encouragement that is experienced when individuals workout together, and encourage one another, is what makes group exercise class a joy to teach. If you want an intense and different kind of workout, come and take a Boot Camp class or Circumference class from Kerri.

Jackie Beth Shilcutt - jbs00c@acu.edu (Yoga, Boot Camp, Capoeira)
Jackie Beth enjoys exploring movement possibilities, no matter if it is in the form of rock climbing, aerial dance, mountain yoga, partner stunting, or even freestyle walking. Jackie Beth's certifications include yoga, personal training, and group exercise. She also holds a degree in dance from the University of North Texas. Jackie Beth has spent two summers in Brazil studying Capoeira, teaching stilt workshops, and choreographing for various projects both stateside and internationally.

Arthemon Sindayigaya - axs00c@acu.edu (Circumference, Boot Camp)
Arthemon loves to help others improve their lives through training them physically in both running and indoor cycling. He has a degree in Exercise Science and Health from A.C.U. . His experience comes from a career of running both cross country, and participating in track and field for Abilene Christian while a student. Arthemon currently is the coach of Cool Running track team, and has in the past, served a coach for the Abilene High School track teams and cross country teams. Arthemon is passionate about helping both kids and adults meet their wellness goals, and it is this passion that can be seen through his energetic teaching skills.

Ruthie Swedlund - ruthie.swedlund@gmail.com (Zumba, Cardio Kick, Boot Camp)
Ruthie believes that its never to late to choose a healthy life style and that starting over is the key to success. She is a graduate of ACU, mother of 3, and a marathoner. She understands how life can get in the way of your fitness goals. Having experienced life as an overweight, out of shape mom who has overcome a variety of health issues herself, she understands how hard it can be to start over. Going from fat to fit has given Ruthie insight into the physical, mental, and spiritual, struggles involved with lifestyle transformation. Ruthie is a Fitour Certified Personal Trainer and a USATF Certified Running Coach who has a passion for running, fitness, and nutrition. Let Ruthie's passion and enthusiasm for the transformation powers of fitness and nutrition help you reach your goals.

Amy Wages - adw05d@acu.edu (Boot Camp, Circumference, Core Performance)
Amy is seeking a degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition. She has been a personal trainer for two years and strives to help others feel confident, energetic, and healthy through her enthusiasm for fitness and knowledge of effective training techniques. Amy is certified through the Copper Institute in personal training, boot camp and circuits, and functional fitness training. She also is certified in the Functional Movement Screen and Corrective Exercise through Functional Movement Systems. Amy’s goal is to help individuals create and maintain healthy behaviors, reach their fitness goals, and enjoy exercise.

Tiffany Weatherford - tns10a@acu.edu
Tiffany is a current ACU student who is extremely passionate about helping others achieve wellness through diet and exercise. She currently holds certifications as a personal trainer, Zumba instructor, and Wholyfit instructor. She is also studying to be a Certified Natural Health Practitioner. Tiffany believes holistic health is best achieved by incorporating a good diet and daily exercise into your routine. She attempts to make exercise fun during both personal training sessions and her group exercise classes.

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Nutrition Counselors  

Individual Diet Counseling
Nutrition is a critical component of one's overall wellness. With so many unhealthy food choices available in our culture, it can sometimes become difficult to discern what we should and shouldn't consume. If you would like assistance with your diet therapy strategies, the SRWC can help. Our nutrition counselors are all upper-level students majoring in nutrition who will be glad to assist you with your nutritional questions. All counseling materials, strategies, and counseling techniques will be approved by Sheila Jones, PhD, RD, LD (Registered and Licensed Dietitian) A 30 minute session costs only $10 and may be purchased at the Member Services Desk in the SRWC. Prior to your visit, please select and email the nutrition counselor of your choice from the list provided on our staff page. In your email, tell the counselor when you will be able to meet them for nutrition counseling. Please include specifics about items you would like to discuss in your session. The counselor will send you an email with your confirmation of the appointment. For more information about Nutrition Counseling please contact Sheila Jones.

Sheila Jones PhD - joness@acu.edu
Dr. Jones has been at ACU for the past 14 years as the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics. She has also worked as a Clinical, Community, and Consulting Registered Dietitian in various areas of the nutrition field. One of Dr. Jones’ research areas includes the effects that various nutrition and exercise regimes have on a person’s life cycle. With her expertise in the field, she will surely help individuals seeking nutrition counsel find a way to improve their wellness by improving their dietary habits.

Kelsie Andrews - kla09a@acu.edu
Kelsie is a senior nutrition student. Upon graduating from ACU, she plans to attend a dietetic internship program and fulfill her dream of becoming a Registered Dietitian. As a Registered Dietitian, Kelsie hopes to work with young children and fight the battle against childhood obesity. She currently works at Abilene Behavioral Health as a Dietitian's Assistant. She has also interned with the Child Nutrition Department at Abilene Independent School District working with their summer feeding program. Kelsie was the 2012-2013 Treasurer for the Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and remains an active member. She is also the 2013-2014 President of Zeta Rho Women's Social Club. She enjoys running, playing golf, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Taylor Newhouse - trn09a@acu.edu
Taylor Newhouse is a senior nutrition student from Montgomery, TX. After she graduates she plans to attend a dietetic internship program to become a Registered Dietitian. Taylor would like to focus on helping individuals with disabilities get the proper nutrition that they need. Her dream job would be to consult with the Disney Company, insuring that guests with special food needs are able to have a successful time while visiting a Disney property. Taylor is the 2013-2014 Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President, and was the 2012-2013 Chaplin. She was the co-chair for the SAND 5K & Pet-a-thon in the spring of 2013, and she went on a medical mission trip to Honduras to help conduct research for three villages to ensure that the children were getting proper nutrition. She is also a member of the woman's social club GATA. Taylor is a charter member of Omega Dance Company and has served as treasurer 2010-2014. She participates with Meals on Wheels and is a Big Sister with Abilene's Big Brother Big Sister program. Taylor enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, horseback riding, traveling, and camping.

Whitney Zugai - wsz11a@acu.edu
Whitney Zugai is a senior Nutrition major graduating in May 2014. After graduation, she plans to become a registered dietitian and eventually work in a renal dialysis clinic. Her favorite hobby is running, which she does roughly four times a week. She has worked at Natural Grocers for over two years and currently works there on weekends. She has a huge passion for nutrition and loves sharing her knowledge with people.

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Collaborative Leadership Team  

The Collaborative Leadership Team (CLT) is made up of faculty, staff and students who serve as resources to help manage the programs and services of the SRWC.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Assisting in the interpretation and/or revision of SRWC wellness policies and procedures.
  2. Planning and implementing special wellness events and campus wide programs.
  3. Planning and implementing the Faculty/Staff Abundant Life Program
  4. Developing a strategic plan that will guide wellness program decisions.
  5. Serving as a representative and advocate for students, faculty and staff.
  6. Recommending improvements and program development opportunities.

Team members include:

  • Joe Bell, Ph.D.
  • Ellen Little, M.D.
  • Jared Mosley
  • Steve Rowlands, M.MFT
  • Jeff Arrington, Ph.D
  • Joel Swedlund
  • Kerri Hart, Ph.D.
  • Students- Rotating Assignment

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 Holiday Hours

 

The SRWC will have adjusted hours over the weekend of Good Friday:

 

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Featured Spotlight

"In 38 weeks, I have lost 99 pounds through the Rec Center," said Prentis McCarty ('13). "The Rec Center has a great staff that knows about working out, the proper way to use weights, and are very knowledgeable about helping you get to where you want to be."

 

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