University Programme Listings

This facility is designed to provide members with a comprehensive listing of all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes relevant to football and the wider sporting arena.  It will direct members to programmes relevant for all disciplines within the FMPA framework and highlight those courses with a structure that is conducive to our members work commitments.

Queen Mary University of London

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MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine

The SEM Masters programme is open to nationally and internationally qualified medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and podiatrists.

Learning objectives and course content align with competencies defined by the physiotherapy IFSP and medical FSEM. All students complete eight taught modules – three core multi-disciplinary, two professional route specific, and three optional modules (Podiatry and Biomechanics, Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity, Football Medicine, Dance Medicine, and Imaging in Sports Medicine) and a research project.

During the MSc, students must accrue 32 (half-day) multi-disciplinary clinical placements – with clinical learning opportunities, including monthly inter-disciplinary combined clinics, practical experience of elite sporting environments and development of clinical reasoning within leading sports medicine facilities provided.

Taught components of the course are delivered in lecture and practical formats across two semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Mar), over 1 to 4 years.  Sessions are presented by national and international experts; from cutting edge basic scientists to physiotherapists (e.g. Jon Fern, head physiotherapist Chelsea FC), doctors (e.g. Dr Ritan Mehta, Women’s Lead Performance Doctor, The FA) and other health professionals working with world-class athletes.

Overall, the design of the programme provides a comprehensive foundation from which students take forward their own specific and continued professional development in SEM.

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University of Central Lancashire

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MSc Football Science & Rehabilitation

The MSc Football Science and Rehabilitation degree provides an intellectually challenging programme. The module content has been designed to provide a high quality education for those students aspiring to work in the field of Football, Medicine, Science and Rehabilitation. It has been developed in the light of discussions with clinical partners including the Football Medicine & Performance Association.

The programme has been structured to be delivered in short intensive blocks, with a strong emphasis on independent study, blended learning, Problem Based Learning (PBL) tasks and production of an evidence based portfolio.

The course is mainly taught in small groups. The seminars feature guest lecturers, which include well-known speakers in the field of football. Alongside this, the course is taught in an environment that encompasses lab based, gym based and field based activities that help you transition into the practical working environment.



University of Birmingham

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Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) programme

This innovative programme has been developed through a collaboration between The Football Association and the University of Birmingham. The programme is aimed at physiotherapists and doctors either working within football medicine or interested in moving into football medicine. The overall aim of the programme is to enable exploration of the theoretical basis of exercise and sports medicine in general and football in particular, and its application to the development of a physiotherapist’s and doctor’s clinical reasoning. Using the process of clinical reasoning as its framework, the programme will integrate the key issues central to practice in this specialist area, including: clinical assessment, communication skills, accurate diagnosis, differential diagnosis, diagnostics and prognostics, treatment interventions, management approaches, best evidence, evaluation of outcome and strategies to reduce injury time. The learning and teaching for two specialist modules is delivered in the tranquil grounds of St George’s park, the Football Association’s flagship national facility. Anatomy teaching is delivered in the state-of-the-art prosectorium at University of Birmingham This is a research-led programme delivered within a School with 90% of its research classified as world leading or internationally excellent, with experts from football medicine, sports medicine and musculoskeletal medicine.



If you would like to advertise a course with the FMPA please contact Lindsay:

T: 0333 4567897


University of Central Lancashire

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MSc Sport and Exercise Science

Postgraduate study of sport and exercise science at UCLan provides the scientific backup for optimising athletic performance / monitoring, and offers a cornerstone of some health and wellness interventions. This course is targeted at students of sport and exercise sciences who wish to develop their vocational skills in a truly applied context and learn from some of the world’s leading experts in this field. Sport and exercise scientists will have a broad technical knowledge, allied to an excellent applied skills base, and an underpinning knowledge of the core disciplines of physiology and biomechanics. This innovative master’s programme allows the application of these varied principles via both a research and practitioner-based context, particularly focused on the discipline areas of physiology and biomechanics.


University of Central Lancashire

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MSc Sports Medicine

Want to be a leader in Sports Medicine who engages with evidence-based practice to deliver safe and effective care to those engaging in sport and physical activity? The MSc Sports Medicine includes a contemporary collection of modules which offers options to suit General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Sports Rehabilitators – enabling them to develop advanced clinical reasoning skills. This flexible course has been developed with feedback from clinical partners and alumni. Optional modules include Injection Therapy or Developing Strength; two modules unique to our course which will allow you to develop specialist skills to enhance your role as a Sports Medicine professional.

You’ll be taught by staff and researchers who have worked in the field of Sports Medicine from grass roots sports to National team level. Lecturers from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences will work concurrently to deliver modules making the most from each of the speciality disciplines.

You’ll have access to facilities from the School of Medicine, the divisions of Health & Sports Sciences as well as the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and the UCLan Sports Arena.


University of Central Lancashire

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MSc Strength & Conditioning

The MSc in Strength & Conditioning is a dedicated distance learning postgraduate degree which focuses on the applied practitioner. The scientific underpinning ensures the development of the correct ratio of academic theory and field-based coaching skills. You will cover topics that mirror the industry standards of British Weight Lifting and UK Strength and Conditioning Association and will gain specific skills to become competent advanced strength and conditioning coaches and weight lifting coaches.