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MPA DIPLOMA: Preparing for work in professional football

This unique course is designed for new graduates and those entering into a professional sporting arena for the first time. The course is designed to prepare prospective employees in those areas that are specific to a Club environment and covers in detail the following modules:

  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality/Diversity/Inclusion
  • Mental Health/wellbeing
  • Confidentiality
  • Record keeping
  • Media TV
  • Social Media
  • Expectations of behaviour and general professionalism
  • Integration within the MDT environment
  • Insight into the working week and awareness of un-clinical skills
  • From `Theory to Practie’
  • How the science sits in the working environment
  • What an employer is looking for – Employability, CPD, Reflective Practice, CV
  • Portfolio design.

Each module consists of 5 credits with 5 multiple choice questions for each credit marked automatically. In total the course amounts to approximately 50 hours of learning and can be taken over a period of 6 months. A certificate is issued on completion of the programme.

The course is open to Sports Scientists, Physiotherapists, Doctors, Analysts, Sports Therapists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Fitness Coaches, Soft Tissue Therapists, and Sports Rehabilitators, as well as service providers to clubs such as Sports Psychologists, Nutritionists and Podiatrists.