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FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine: free knowledge from expert clinicians to improve sports medicine care for all football players (continuing professional development series)
  1. Adam G Culvenor1,2
  1. 1 Institute of Anatomy Salzburg and Nuremburg, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
  2. 2 School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adam G Culvenor, Institute of Anatomy, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg 5020, Austria; adam.culvenor{at}

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FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) in collaboration with FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence.


Diploma in Football Medicine (online-learning).


‘Hey Doc, I'll be ok to take this supplement to help me recover quickly for the representative game tomorrow won't I?’ As the local football club medical attendant, the team's top midfielder throws you this question postclub match. How do you respond? Are you responsible for possibly encouraging the use of a banned substance? Where do you find the answer?

Enter the Diploma in Football Medicine—a free online course dedicated to help health and medical practitioners to manage common football-related health and injury issues and enhance sports medicine knowledge in conjunction with FIFA's sport-related risk management framework.1 Each football player around the globe sustains an average …

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  • Funding AGC is supported by a European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN; KNEEMO) under grant agreement number 607510. The funding source had no involvement in any aspect of this educational review.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.