Dr. Mike Clark is currently the chief science officer for Sharecare and the chief executive officer of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Dr. Clark is the creator of NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) model which is used by 10's of thousands of health and fitness professionals with millions of clients worldwide. Since joining NASM, Dr. Clark’s innovation and leadership have redefined the organization as a global leader and authority in education for fitness, sports performance, and corrective exercise and was named the “Health and Fitness Visionary of the Year” by Men’s Health magazine. Dr. Clark’s evidence-based OPT approach is also the foundation behind the fitness programming provided to the entire Sharecare community. His model and easy to use approach was integrated onto Sharecare.com and was launched last January by Dr Oz himself by promoting it in his Move It and Lose It challenge to get America healthy. This Revolutionary, Free Online Diet and Exercise Program is currently used by millions worldwide and Dr. Clark was the innovation behind the derivation of it, how it was executed, and the lessons the program teaches participants about living a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Clark is a noted lecturer and author. He is consistently an invited lecturer at scientific conferences and he has authored 3 scientific textbooks, over 40 chapters, and multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers in the areas of sports medicine, sports performance, and fitness. Dr. Clark also has written 2 consumer books.
Academically, Dr. Clark has helped spearhead the development of several accredited online health science education programs, including a BS program, 2 Master's Degree Programs, and one Doctoral program.
Clinically, Dr. Mike Clark is recognized as one of the top Sports Medicine Professionals … he’s entering his 11th season as the team physical therapist for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. He has also served as a sports medicine professional for 2 Olympic games. Finally, Dr. Mike Clark has served as a sports medicine specialist for numerous pro teams and his list of athlete-clients includes MVP’s, All-Stars and Champions from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and the Olympics.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)--Rocky Mountain University
Master of Science (MS)—University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Bachelors of Science (BS)—University of Wisconsin LaCrosse