Scott graduated with a BA Hons Sport in the Community (Health Related Exercise) 1996 and MSc Sport and Exercise Science 2002 from the University of Strathclyde. He gained his PGCE in teaching from the University of Dundee in 2002, then was appointed lecturer at North Glasgow College 1997 subsequently moving to G.C.N.S. as a Senior Lecturer and Course Team Leader Sport and Exercise Science and Fitness, Health and Exercise.
Scott qualified as an EMT - Advanced (Paramedic, UK), II (Infusion and Intubation), Wilderness (R C of Surg. Edinburgh/ WEMSI), ATLS (UK and Germany) with Clinical Practice in City Hospital Birmingham, London School of Tropical Medicine/BARTS, Leeds General, Poole General, Preston General, Sheffield Teaching Hospital, Western Infirmary.
In 2004 he was appointed to the University of Paisley as Programme Leader/ Lecturer Exercise Physiology and Health subsequently introducing the BSc Exercise and Health programme. Continuing as programme leader Scott oversaw the revalidation and modularisation of the programme into the University of the West of Scotland.
He was appointed as External Examiner for the University of Sunderland 2007-2012. Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA); National Examiner (2002-2004); External Examiner (1999-2002); Internal Examiner (1997-1999) and member curriculum development board for subject and qualifications (2000-2002).
Scott studied Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Paediatrics at the University of Edinburgh and has delivered Clinical Testing and Exercise Prescription for a multitude of organisations including M.O.D., N.H.S. and Bupa.
In 2012 he joined Edinburgh Napier University as a Lecturer Exercise Physiology and Health. Within Sports Medicine Scott has interests in the Psychological and Physiological determinants of elite performance in extreme environments with particular emphasis in Arctic and Desert conditions. Other research interests are in the field of elite soldier performance, Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids and Cardiac Rehabilitation.