Scot Spak is in his ninth year as an athletic trainer at MIT where he is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation, and treatment of all athletic related injuries and illnesses. He coordinates and oversees the medical care for the Engineers' fencing, football, sailing, softball, men's tennis, and outdoor track and field teams.
Most recently, Spak was selected as the treasurer of the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts professional organization. He is an approved preceptor for Boston University and continues to supervise and mentor BU athletic training students who study in MIT's Athletic Training Room. Spak served as an adjunct clinical professor for Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and is currently a Physical Therapy Mentorship Advisor through BU.
Prior to joining MIT in 2007, Spak was an assistant athletic trainer at Boston University. While at BU, he provided medical care for a majority of the student-athletes, including the basketball, field hockey, and women's lacrosse teams. He was also charged with several administrative responsibilities within Boston University's Sports Medicine Department.
Spak earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Northeastern University in 2000 and a Master's Degree in Education from Boston University in 2001. He is certified by the Board of Certification and licensed by the state of Massachusetts to practice athletic training. In addition, Spak received a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Scot and his wife Sarah live in Wrentham with their three sons, Dylan, Tyler, and Brady.