Scot Spak is in his 11th 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' football, sailing, fencing, and track and field teams and was promoted to associate head athletic trainer in 2018-19.
Spak was recently recognized with the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts Service Award. He has served on several professional committees including the NATA CUATC Value Model, board member of the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts, and the MIT Division of Student Life Professional Development Committee. In addition, Spak is an approved preceptor for Boston University’s athletic training program and continues to supervise and mentor BU athletic training students.
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. Spak 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 Dedham with their three sons, Dylan, Tyler, and Brady.