The FSI Online Master Football Doctor is an international, online program aimed at physician practitioners whose goal is to work as a doctor on a professional football team.
Throughout the Master, the student will acquire a great amount of knowledge, both theoretical and practical, on medicine applied to the real world in football teams. The student who completes this program is accredited by the FSI faculty as having obtained the necessary skills to work competently as a physician of a professional football team or as a chief medical officer of a professional football player.
All the professors on this education program are top-level scientists and/or practitioners in some of the best football clubs of the world. FSI is proud to be able to offer their invaluable knowledge to the students for the empowerment of the football professionals and to support football science development.
FSI trains you online with the best international platform of professionals, teachers and experts in Sport Science in Football, and also gives you the opportunity to train in person and in practice within the internal structure of our associated Clubs in different countries
This module will focus on performance enhancement and fatigue management in football. The course will cover various aspects such as assessing different factors to categorize and monitor players' performance, identifying aspects of fatigue to prevent overtraining or increased risk of fatigue, and understanding the importance of mental and cognitive assessments.
The module will include classes on biomarker monitoring and interpretation, practical physiological heart rate monitoring, body composition assessment, database creation for the medical management of performance data, and follow-up monitoring in a football team.
This module includes techniques such as fatigue endurance on-field and laboratory testing, force-velocity strength assessment, eccentric strength assessment, isokinetic strength testing, and high-intensity functional testing. These assessments are crucial in determining an athlete's physical capabilities and identifying strengths and weaknesses.
This module on football recovery and management will cover key aspects such as managing recovery during congested and uncongested matches, travel management, sleep management, preparation and medical care for international football tournaments, and practical recovery strategies in football.
It will be shown the science behind recovery and discuss best practices for optimising recovery in football players. In addition, we will explore practical examples of recovery strategies and highlight the importance of individualised approaches for each athlete.
The course covers nutritional strategies for match performance in football, focusing on the importance of carbohydrates and fats as energy sources, and the specific demands of training and match play for carbohydrates.
Additionally, the course emphasizes the promotion of effective adaptation to exercise training through dietary protein, the importance of proper hydration for football players, and the health and performance implications of dehydration. The course concludes with a discussion on performance-enhancing nutritional supplements for football players.
The module emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition in optimizing recovery after games and training sessions. It covers the use of nutritional supplements for health, adaptation, and recovery in football players, and the impact of hormones on tendon and ligament health and performance.
The module also provides insights into the role of nutrition in preventing and treating football-related injuries, including immune health as well as a practical guide to creating healthy and performance-enhancing meals, and how to implement nutrition strategies within a football team environment.
The module begins with general guidelines for injury prevention and management. It will be included topics such as the performance management system in football, and the epidemiology and risk factors of football injuries. The module also covers injury prevention screening in football and the diagnosis and management of injured football players.
The module includes topics such as Biomechanics testing, which focuses on joint ROMs and landing mechanics in football. The module also covers the use of the cutting movement assessment score (CMAS) to evaluate and develop cutting movement quality in football players, analysis of foot plantar biomechanics and boot fit in football, and physiological bases of mobility training. Acute and long-term effects of flexibility training, motion amplitude training, and strength training methods are also included in the program to prevent injuries in football players.
This module begins by introducing the concept of workload control for injury prevention and return to play, and the importance of coordination between sports science and medical departments in a football team.
The module also includes a detailed discussion on tendinopathy management and understanding pain in the football player. The final section of the module provides a practical overview of recovery strategies, including nutrition, sleep, and other modalities.
This module includes an in-depth discussion on musculoskeletal tissue mechanical properties, physiology of muscle healing, tendon and muscle adaptations in response to eccentric training. It will also cover the physiological bases of de-training in football, muscle strength reconditioning after football injury, and intensive injury reconditioning management in football players.
Additionally, the module provides insights into reconditioning methodology, progression control, and return to play criteria in football injuries, along with individualized return-to-play strategies within the control-continuous-chaos framework.
The module includes intensive injury reconditioning management and reconditioning methodology, progression control, and return to play criteria. The individualized return to play of the football player within the control-continuous-chaos framework is also discussed.
Students learn about the application of mechanical load monitoring in different environments, personalized injury reconditioning for elite players, methods to decrease detraining during early phases of injury, and how to use heat, altitude, and aquatic methods for injury reconditioning. Inspiratory muscle training, blood flow restriction training, and the testing and reconditioning process of neuromuscular control in football injuries are also covered.
This module covers the management and prevention of common soccer injuries, including spinal injuries, exertional pain, pelvic and groin pain, and pubalgia. It also includes reconditioning and training techniques to prevent lumbar degenerative disc disease or disc surgery.
This module focuses on the medical description, biomechanics and general management of the most common tendon and spinal injuries in soccer, as well as how to prevent hamstring injuries and the following process to recondition the structures. This module also covers the treatment of quadriceps and knee extensor mechanism, femoral muscle and patellar tendinopathy injuries.
This module focuses on ligament injuries of the knee joint in soccer, including ACL injury prevention and reconstruction. It also covers the clinical treatment of meniscal and chondral knee injuries, as well as the reconditioning process after lateral meniscus resection.
This module covers the medical description and clinical treatment of the most common shoulder injuries in soccer players, as well as the process of reconditioning and prevention of glenohumeral instability in soccer goalkeepers and the management of concussion in soccer.
This module covers the medical description and clinical management of the most frequent leg, ankle and foot injuries in soccer as well as the treatment algorithm for ankle cartilage injuries in soccer players. The reconditioning process after calf muscle injury, Achilles tendinopathy, prevention of lateral ankle sprains and leg fractures will also be covered.
This module will deal with the organization of medical assistance in training, as well as acupuncture techniques in soccer. Topics such as sideline care and emergency procedures will also be covered. The pre-competition medical evaluation, care and prevention of diseases and the issue of doping in the team environment will be analyzed. Finally, the aspect of preparation and medical care for international soccer tournaments will be addressed.
FSI is a leading international academic platform composed of experts, researchers, and professionals dedicated to the applied sciences of football. Our educational community brings together experts who are eager to share their knowledge and experiences with students who are eager to learn, providing high-quality and diverse education in all aspects of football. FSI is committed to providing the latest research in the field to keep our students up-to-date.
Our FSI faculty comprises some of the world's leading researchers and professionals in football, providing students with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to excel in a professional football club's day-to-day operations. With agreements with more than 25 clubs worldwide, our students gain valuable practical experience, becoming experts in their chosen football specializations and forming the best professionals in this sport, with our support for their entry into the workforce.
Finally, FSI Jobs is a job platform that provides tailored job opportunities to our students based on their skill set and career goals, helping them transition into the professional football world. With over 100 professors, more than 25 associated teams, and seven master's degrees aimed at different roles within a football club, FSI is the premier destination for those seeking to excel in football. Our classes are 100% online, with a strong practical audiovisual component, and we provide intensive real-world internships with the best international professional football clubs. Join us today and start your journey towards becoming a top football professional.
Football Science Institute (FSI) is a global platform of professionals, academics and experts dedicated to promoting the sport science for football development. FSI is also an online resource offering educational courses and scientific and practical content for those professionals or students interested in sports science and football performance.
From FSI we offer training programmes at a global level. You can have access to our masters and courses from any place around the world, as long as you have access to Internet connection.
Yes, you can enrol in as many programs as you like at the same time.
You can enrol in any program once the enrollment period is open. For more information about the programme before this date, you may register your interest in this course on our website and we will send you the updated information.
All the FSI courses are 100% online, with 24/7 access to video classes which are structured within modules.
The duration of the master's program is equivalent to the number of modules, but we at FSI extend the period by 8 months so that you can complete your training with no problems.
The FSI team will take into account each one of the enrollment applications received for the different program.
Since FSI is an online platform for higher education to obtain professional qualifications, certain academic requirements must be met in order to enroll in the Master’s programme: CV to be reviewed by the FSI Academic Department.
Each course or module within an FSI programme is taught by a different teacher. The lessons are either in english or in spanish, which allows the student to choose the language preferred. The videos that are recorded in English have Spanish subtitles, and vice versa.
FSI is a private school of Football Science that certifies its courses through the support of its prestigious Faculty of FSI. The FSI courses have the direct objective of providing the student with immediate work skills in the international world of professional football, and not only for academic career purposes. However, we are working with several international universities interested in recognizing FSI certified studies as a basis for their university degrees.
Once the student has completed any of the courses offered by FSI, and has completed the requirements, they will receive a certificate containing a security code, with which the validity of the certificate can be verified. You will also be able to download your certificate from your personal FSI account.
The FSI masters and courses do not include a mandatory internship program in the curriculum for obtaining the Diploma. However, students who want to learn practically within a professional football club structure have the opportunity of applying for the Internships Calls that FSI periodically launches through its Membership program and in coordination with its Partner Football Clubs. This internships suppose a real opportunity for the students to be integrated in the daily work structure of a high level football team, providing a strong practical experience and an interesting entrance door to the world of professional football.