Kelley Spelman - Director
About me: I earned a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a Ph.D. in Health Promotion Science from the University of New Mexico. In addition, I am a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Group Exercise Instructor.
My background includes a variety of experiences in administration, management, marketing, promotion, public speaking, teaching and public relations. Over the past twenty five years, I have worked with corporations, universities, and community populations in Oklahoma, Maryland, and New Mexico.
In 1995, I was responsible for directing the construction and development of The Center for Healthy Living at OU MEDICAL CENTER, a multimillion dollar facility that served thousands of people each year. In addition, I have served as chairman of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, directed Corporate Challenge, the largest business-to-business athletic competition in the State of Oklahoma and raised money for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce for over a dozen years.
In April 2008, I was responsible for opening and directing the operations of the University Health Club at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The mission of the University Health Club is to provide the best possible experience for the students, faculty, staff, and community members to achieve their optimal health, improve physical and mental performance, and enhance their lifestyles through excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service to the state and society.
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is a place of excellence and the University Health Club is no different. The University Health Club is in the best position to provide everything the OUHSC community needs to be fit and healthy. As we strive to incorporate the latest research, technological advancements in fitness and wellness, the health and well-being of the OUHSC community will continue to advance.
Over the course of my career, I have tried to expand my thinking of who a health care provider is and what they can do. I am interested in establishing new standards in the continuum of healthcare, disease management, wellness programming, clinical program integration and outcome measurements.
I have always been energetic. In high school, I participated in every sport I could. I was not very good at any of them but I loved being active. This exposure to sports and exercise lead to my understanding that wellness would be a richer way of life. I knew that if I maintained a healthy lifestyle I could compress the onset of disease and enhance my quality of life.
The truth is I just love to exercise! Recently, I earned a spot on the USA team to compete in the International Aquathlon in Chicago, September 2015.