Mission: SWAU leadership working in partnership with community representatives and agencies to provide support for the well-being of our neighbors.

Vision: Collaboration with the community to support engagement in whole-person wellness enterprises.

The Center for Wellness Integration represents SWAU’s commitment to serve our community and surrounding areas. To do this, Faculty and Staff will work together to

  • Advocate for the health and wellness of community residents 
  • Utilize  the experience and expertise of campus leaders and professors in collaboration with students to serve area communities in meaningful ways
  • Support  and partner with area initiatives and agencies in pursuit of assessing needs, and developing and implementing interventions to promote all aspects of health and socialization


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  • 100% of junior and senior nursing students participated at September's Your Best Pathway to Health, Ft. Worth Texas, helping the serve the thousands of residents that received dental, vision, and medical care and other services.
  • Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Northorp lead a grant-funded community assessment research project in 2016-2017. The results have guided recent community health education programming (Thank you Ardmore Institute of Health).
  • Junior nursing students received Hearing, Vision, and Scoliosis training and as senior students lead out in providing these screenings to local grade school students.

Sample Job Titles

  • The Wellness Counts health initiative began when funds were received from the Ardmore Institute of Health for a Community Engagement project in 2017-2018.
  • Statistically significant results were realized for reduction in weight, BMI (body-mass index), HgbA1c, and systolic blood pressure for two cohorts of attendees of the Reversing Diabetes program.
  • Our students participated in Service Day in 2018 and 2019, helping our neighbors and other community residents in a variety of ways.      


community residents have been
positively influenced by the
Reversing Diabetes program

Faculty Profiles

Terri Gibson, DNP, MSN

Nursing Department
Director of the Center for Wellness Integration

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