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  

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.

Jay Martinez - jam10b@acu.edu
Jay is currently working on his degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition at ACU. As a certified trainer he loves to help people and takes great pride in his work. He has taught multiple fitness classes as a part of his degree, and because of this understands how to work with individuals in attaining their fitness goals. Jay's calling in life is to help others and he would like nothing more than to work with you!

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.

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.

Kat Marx - pkj10a@acu.edu 
Kat is currently a graduate student at ACU studying clinical psychology. This degree couples nicely with her passion for helping others attain their wellness goals, whether their goals are to become stronger mentally or physically. She is a certified trainer and Zumba instructor and likes to design workouts that are not only fun but also challenging.

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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.

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.

Shanleigh Cliniton - spc10a@acu.edu
Shanleigh is a senior nutrition major who is passionate about personal wellness and its ability to empower health and happiness. She plans to become a registered dietitian with hopes of working in a community setting to educate people on the importance of good nutrition and how it can be accomplished on a budget. She enjoys being active outdoors and baking up healthier treats.

Kaitlin Jarrold - kmj10a@acu.edu
Kaitlin is a senior nutrition student. In addition to studying nutrition she is getting a certificate in Gerontology, and is excited about integrating nutrition and aging into her career. After graduation, she plans on becoming a Registered Dietician and hopes to work with the elderly in addition to people with special diet restrictions. Kaitlin herself has Celiac Disease and is well versed with the gluten-free diet. She hopes she can use her own experience to help people with similar conditions. She is passionate about living and enjoying a healthful life and is eager to help others do the same.

Jessica Rasa - jmr08e@acu.edu
Jessica Rasa is a senior nutrition major. After she graduates from ACU, she will be entering an intensive internship program that will prepare and qualify her to take the registered dietitian exam and become a registered dietitian. She really enjoys one-on-one counseling with people. She has helped her family and roommates with general nutrition as well as their specific individual needs and desires. Growing up, she played soccer, volleyball and ran track; therefore one of her passions is sports nutrition. She has personally spent time with individuals struggling with weight management, and has seen the emotional stress it places on them. She desires to help these individuals figure out which foods specifically help with their weight management, and to see nutrition as a lifestyle. Her hope is to provide nutritional knowledge, coaching and encouragement as she helps others to become healthier and more joyful people.

Sarah Beckendorff - sab10a@acu.edu
Sarah Beckendorff is a senior nutrition major. She is studying nutrition because she believes it is the foundation for an overall healthy lifestyle. Some areas that are of particular interest to her are sports nutrition and clinical dietetics. She also has a strong passion for caring for and helping others. She would love the opportunity to help some of her peers begin or maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Meggie Lewellyn - mjl11a@acu.edu
Meggie Lewellyn is a senior nutrition student at ACU. She is part of the Didactic Program in Dietetics track of the major, and is the Vice President of the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics for ACU. Currently, she is an Assistant Dietitian at a local behavioral health center working under the supervision of one of the Registered Dietitians and Nutrition professors here. Meggie is also the Nutrition Intern for The World Famous Bean. Her plans after graduation are to attend a combined Dietetic Internship/Masters in Public Health program to give her the experience and knowledge to then attend law school to receive her Juris Doctor for Public Health Law.

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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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SRWC Hours

Facility

  • M - Th: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Fri: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sun: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Family

  • Fri: 5 p.m. to Close
  • Sat: Open to Close
  • Sun: Open to Close

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