James Madison University
PHOTO: Scott Cook

Scott Cook MS, ATC, EMT

Associate Athletic Trainer

  • Office: PAPC 110B
  • Phone: 540-568-6576
  • Email: cooksl@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 2301
    371 Bluestone Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


Scott Cook joined the James Madison University Sports Medicine Department Staff as an Associate Athletic Trainer in June of 2003. He currently serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for the James Madison Dukes Football Team.

Prior to accepting his position at JMU, Scott served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the University of Illinois Football Team from 1999-2003. There he served as the football rehabilitation coordinator and athletic trainer for the men's and women's golf teams. He was also a guest lecturer in the University of Illinois' accredited Athletic Training Education Program.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Illinois, Scott served as an assistant athletic trainer for six years at the University of Notre Dame. There his primary responsibilities were with the men's soccer and lacrosse programs.

He received is undergraduate degree in athletic training and secondary science education from West Virginia University in 1991. He then received a Master of Education Administration from Purdue University in 1993.

Scott and his wife Jini reside in Harrisonburg, with their daughter Peyton and son Wyatt.



  • On May 20, 2015, the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance announced that the CAATE Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs will be changed to require that professional programs be at the master’s degree level.  James Madison University is dedicated to meet this accreditation requirement in order to continue providing excellent education to produce strong athletic training health care providers.  Our transition to the master’s degree has begun and will influence students entering JMU as freshman in the fall 2018 semester and thereafter.  These students should refer to information on our Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

    For students who entered JMU in the fall of 2017 or are considering transferring to the University, please note the last admission cycle to the professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree program will occur in spring 2019. Students who have completed all required AT courses and general education courses by the end of the 2019 first summer session are eligible to submit their admission application in April 2019.  Admission decisions will be made in July 2019 once the first summer session is complete.  All future students will need to apply to the Master of Science Program.  The final cohort of students seeking the BSAT degree will graduate in May 2021.


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