Scott Anderson was appointed Head Athletic Trainer at Stanford University on August 20, 2007. Since then he has wasted little time in developing and reshaping the athletic training program into a strong and balanced department asset and a group recognized by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) as a program on the rise. Scott has also been instrumental in the application of the “team approach to healthcare” concept - the foundation by which the multidisciplinary staff in the Sports Medicine program function synergistically to achieve results at the operational level. Communication strategies, a key aspect of achieving positive patient outcomes, have also dramatically improved during his tenure.
Serving as the lead medical services coordinator for the Department of Athletics and Team Physicians of Stanford Hospital, Scott has spent considerable energy restoring the infrastructure of a sports medicine program that is responsible for the comprehensive medical care of 34 varsity teams and over 850 student athletes. He has been responsible for the advancement of athletic training policy and standard of care guidelines, enhanced facility and staff support, implementation of the Graduate Assistant program’s clinical educational guidelines, and started the University’s only clinical and educational internship offered to undergraduate pre-med students. Additionally, Scott has been involved with ongoing collaborative research efforts between team physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and sports scientists.
Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association since 2000, Scott is also an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI), and maintains certifications in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Furthermore, his unique style of leadership and passion for the collegiate athlete has blended well with the expectations of excellence that is prevelant on the Farm.
Prior to his arrival at Stanford, Scott spent over seven years at Saint Mary’s College where he served as the Director of Athletic Training Services and NCAA/CHAMPS Life Skills Coordinator. During his time at Saint Mary’s, Scott was credited with the successful implementation of the first comprehensive medical services model of team and consulting medical providers.
An east bay native, Scott completed his fomal education with a Bachelor's of Science degree from Washington State University in 2000. Shortly following his undergraguate education Scott obtained a Master's of Arts Degree in Athletic Administration from Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA.
- Head Athletic Trainer, Stanford University (2007 – Present)
- Director of Athletic Training Services, Saint Mary's College (2003-2007)
- Assistant Athletic Trainer, Saint Mary's College (2000-2003)
- Athletic Trainer, Outpatient Physical Therapy (2000-2002)
- Staff Athletic Trainer, Washington State University (2000)
Scott’s administrative focus remains dedicated to leading, teaching, and developing others. Professionally, Scott is interested in the use of advanced technological applications to preventatively identify risk associated with sport participation. Scott spends additional time working on improving his manual therapy skills, improving his assessment and correction of movement dysfunctions, and is currently pursuing certification as a functional movement specialist.