Scott graduated with BA Hons Sport in the Community (Health Related Exercise) 1996 and MSc Sport and Exercise Science 2002 University of Strathclyde. He gained his PGCE in teaching from the University of Dundee in 2002, then was a 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 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, LS of TM/BARTS, 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.
In 2012 joined Edinburgh Napier University as a Lecturer Exercise Physiology and Health.
Scott had been an External Examiner for the University of Sunderland 2007-2012 (one year extension at Institutions request),
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).
As Programme Leader he oversaw the successful Subject Health Review (May 2010), 20 credit modularisation of programme (2008), validation of B.Sc. Exercise and Health Programme (2007).