Scott Royer joined the University of Kentucky in August 2015 as an Assistant Research Professor. He works remotely in North Carolina, conducting research at the Sports Medicine Research Institute at Camp Lejeune, working with the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC). Scott completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University in 2012 and received his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a Research emphasis from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. While completing his Master’s degree, Scott worked as a graduate student assistant, instructing physical activity classes and while assisting with obesity and weight loss research. His current research with MARSOC investigates injury prevention and performance enhancement, effectiveness of special operations training programs, and the relationships between heart rate variability and tactical tasks.