Growing up in Pictou, NS, Scott Landry attended Acadia from
1992-1997 and was a member of the Acadia Men’s Soccer Team
when they won the 1996 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship
in thrilling fashion against the defending National Champion
Dalhousie Tigers. Scott was also named to the 2003 ACAA All
Conference Soccer Team while completing his PhD in Biomedical
Engineering at Dalhousie University.
Scott has coached several years at the senior, youth and high school levels in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Coaching with another former Acadia graduate, these Dartmouth teams won a number of provincial championships, placing as high as 5th at the National Championships. Scott is in his fourth year as an assistant coach with the Acadia Women’s Soccer Team and spent a period of time as the interim head coach in 2009 and 2010.
Scott also has a full time position as a professor at Acadaia as an Associate Professor of biomechanics and anatomy in the School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology.
Scott was excited to return to Acadia as a professor in 2008, after having completed his undergraduate degrees in biology and engineering at Acadia in the 1990s and his PhD (Biomedical Engineering) and Post Doctorate Fellowship (Kinesiology - University of Calgary) in the 2000s.
Scott Landry is the Director of the new John MacIntyre mLAB (motion Laboratory of Applied Biomechanics), which is located in the Acadia Athletic Complex. The research direction of the new lab involves conducting detailed biomechanical and neuromuscular analyses on a wide range of athletes (varsity and adolescent) as they perform various athletic maneuvers, both within the mLAB and within their true practice/game environments (e.g. gymnasium, artificial field turf and ice arena).
The main goals for the mLAB research team are: i) to gain insight into the mechanisms and risk factors of athletic injuries (e.g. non-contact ACL injuries), ii) to use the acquired knowledge on injury mechanisms to help enhance prevention programs and iii) to establish research collaborations with the sporting equipment industry (e.g. adidas) to test and help develop new footwear and sporting equipment that will not only enhance athletic performance, but also help minimize the risk of athletic injury.