Specialize and master the essential skills to elevate your expertise as an elite football Doctor



The FSI Online Master Football Doctor is an international, online program designed for physician practitioners aspiring to work as doctors for professional football teams.

Throughout the program, students will acquire extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of medicine as applied in professional football. Graduates of this program are accredited by the FSI faculty, certifying that they possess the necessary skills to competently serve as physicians for professional football teams or as chief medical officers for professional football players.

All professors in this educational program are esteemed scientists and/or practitioners affiliated with some of the world’s leading football clubs. FSI takes pride in providing students with their invaluable knowledge, empowering football professionals and advancing football science development.


60% of our students stayed working in a professional club after their internship in 2023



After completing the FSI Master Football Doctor, you will have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the following positions within a professional sports structure:

Football Team’s Doctor

Athletic TrainerComplementary professional skills for medical doctors that work with football players and other athletes

Professional Football Player’s Doctor


Employability and Internships

Due to the intense competitive schedule and frequent matches in a football season, the injury rate tends to rise. Recognizing this challenge, clubs are increasingly investing in the role of injury reconditioning trainers to ensure proper recovery and a more effective return to competition, thereby minimizing the risk of relapses.

This growing emphasis on injury reconditioning trainers is evident in the heightened demand from elite clubs, marking a continuous expansion in this essential department.

At FSI, we collaborate with over 35 partner clubs worldwide, providing you with the unique opportunity to receive hands-on training within the internal structures of these clubs.

Upon completing your training, you'll have the chance to apply your knowledge in a professional club setting, gaining valuable experience in the world of elite football.

Our internship program is entirely voluntary, allowing you to apply for it without limitations. You can choose to intern at a specific club and, if desired, opt for additional stays at different clubs in the future.

However, if the internship program doesn't align with your preferences, no worries. Participation in the stays is optional, and you have the flexibility to decline. Rest assured, the FSI master's program maintains its validity, and you'll receive your certificate in the same manner.


Take a look to our partners clubs where you could experience your stay:



Graduates in medicine.

Sports professionals

Sports doctors, traumatologists and professional profiles related to medicine.


Medicine students.


If you are unsure whether your profile fits this FSI Master, request more information and a member of the FSI team will contact you to assist.

High-level professional skills you will gain

Once you complete the program, you will be equipped with the most in-demand and essential skills of a successful doctor.

Admission and Enrollment Process



To apply for enrollment, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page expressing your interest in the program.


After submitting your application form, our FSI Team will review it and contact you within 72 hours to provide further information.


Upon qualifying for enrollment in our master course, our FSI team will discuss payment and course format options, based on your preferences.


Once your enrollment process is complete, our FSI Team will provide you with your login credentials, allowing you to access the learning platform and begin your FSI Master Course.
    • 16 MONTHS
    • 245 € / MONTH FOR 16 MONTHS (+ VAT)







Train practically as a football professional staff within top-level clubs

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


Here you can see everything you will learn and all the modules that make up this master.

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.


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.

You may contact with the FSI’s team by the following email address: info@fsi.training

FSI’s Faculty is composed of world-class academics, scientists and football professionals. This combination of academic and professional profiles allows the FSI to offer advanced and practical knowledge on football.

The scientific production of the FSI Faculty members reaches more than 2,500 articles on specialized scientific/technical journals, with an average h index of 15 to 40.

The FSI Faculty members are among the most recognized opinion leaders in football science and performance, with a high presence in congresses as well as in specialized meetings, and a large number of followers in social networks.
If you want to learn more about the FSI Faculty members, you may visit the “Faculty” section on our website.


FSI is made up of experts, researchers, and professionals dedicated to applied football sciences, providing the highest level of education in all aspects of football. We are committed to staying up to date with new research and discoveries to always offer updated training to our students and professional partner clubs.

Why study at FSI?


You will learn from the most important football researchers and professionals in the world.


You will be able to access voluntary internships and put into practice everything you have learned in our more than 30 partner clubs.


We put at your disposal a job board that promotes employability and facilitates access to the world of professional football among our students.


You will be able to immerse yourself in the world of research applied to football through collaborations with our scientific community.


You will be part of one of the most influential communities in the world of football, being able to connect with recognized figures.


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