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University of Birmingham: an innovative Masters of Exercise and Sports Medicine in partnership with the Football Association (Continuing Professional Development series)
  1. Adam G Culvenor1,2
  1. 1 Institute of Anatomy Salzburg and Nuremberg, Paracelsus Medical University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  2. 2 School of Allied Health, La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adam G Culvenor, Institute of Anatomy, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg 5020, Austria; adam.culvenor{at}

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School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.


Master of Science (MSc) in Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football).


Sports medicine within football in the UK and throughout the world remains a developing specialty. Although the medical team generally ranks poorly in the hierarchy of elite-level football teams, team success is highly influenced by injuries and player health.1 With a particular focus on football medicine, the MSc in Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Birmingham enables demonstration of advanced practice in football medicine and leadership within a multidisciplinary team providing clinical management in football, and enhancing employability in this, and the wider, sports medicine setting.2


Setting itself apart from other Sports and Exercise Medicine postgraduate programmes, the MSc in Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) is delivered in partnership with the Football Association, English football’s governing body. The MSc programme has been developed for UK and international physiotherapists and medical doctors working within, or interested in moving into, football medicine.

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  • Handling editor Karim M Khan

  • Contributors AGC drafted and approved the final version for submission.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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