Dr. Chris M. Clark Ed.D, LAT, ATC
Background: I am the program director for the Master’s in Athletic Training program at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. I have served the athletic training profession in various capacities throughout my career in the professional athletic training settings of clinical, secondary schools, collegiate, and academia. These experiences have prepared me to represent you in the state of Alabama and continue to grow our profession!
Goals: I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the executive council that works for every athletic trainer in the great state of Alabama. I plan to continue to advocate for all members through the state mission statement to represent, engage and foster the athletic training profession. I am a very detailed person that is dedicated to growing our profession.
Education and Family: I received my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology/Education from the University of Kentucky where I was a student athletic trainer for the sports of football, women's basketball, baseball, men's tennis, and men's soccer. I received my graduate degree focusing on Athletic Training from Furman University and worked with the baseball and soccer teams and a clinical physical therapy rotation. I worked as a secondary school athletic trainer at Southside High School for 15 years and completed my educational doctorate degree from the University of St. Augustine Health Sciences (USAHS).I am currently an assistant professor and program director at JSU. I reside in Southside and am married with two sons that currently play sports at the high school level.
Hannah Turner, MAT, LAT, ATC
Hannah Turner is an assistant athletic trainer at UAB for the Track and Field and Cross Country Teams. She completed her undergrad at UAB and her master’s in athletic training from Samford University. Prior to UAB, she worked for ATI physical therapy as an outreach athletic trainer at two area high schools. Some of her many passions are advocating for the profession, educating her student athletes on preventative medicine and decreasing the stigma on mental health care. She is a mom to Mia who is almost 2 years old and wife to Jason. She got involved with ALATA in grad school and has wanted to grow in her involvement since working a few years in the field.