Medicine Diploma


The FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine is a free online course designed to help clinicians learn how to diagnose and manage common football-related injuries and illnesses. The course is designed specifically for primary care clinicians including doctors, physiotherapists and other allied health practitioners. No pre-existing sports medicine knowledge is required. The course is designed to be flexible. Visit a single page, complete individual modules or finish the entire course. The choice is yours.

Please note that all 42 modules of the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine must be completed in the same language.

This course is designed to be flexible and used in a number of different ways. You can choose to read a single page, complete a module or complete all 42 modules (and receive the FIFA diploma).

In order to get the best out of each module please remember the following things:

  • Use the course navigation sidebar to move between pages. This is located to the right of your screen.
  • To complete the module you need to review (and complete) each individual page. To complete a page you must click on the ‘MARK COMPLETE’ button
  • Completing the ‘required reading’ is an important part of each module. These resources are free-access journal articles. Content from these articles is included in the assessment quiz.
  • Suggested reading is not required to complete the quiz – but will provide further learning opportunities.
  • To complete the module you must also finish the course quiz. You can attempt this as many times as you wish. You need to achieve 100% correct answers.

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The course is divided into four categories. To get started, click on one of the following images to open a category. Each category contains approximately ten modules.

Team care
Lower Limb
Upper limb, spine and target groups
Sports Medicine

World-renowned experts

The diploma is presented by FIFA, in collaboration with a number of international experts in sports medicine in general and football medicine in particular. The faculty are based at 49 FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence around the globe.

Access to peer-reviewed journals

Over the past 20 years, FIFA has published almost 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals. The diploma provides the opportunity to easily access this knowledge. It also provides a “road map” to other useful material including journal articles, websites and podcasts. It is hoped that this will enhance users’ knowledge of sports medicine.

Register on the platform to enrol in the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine and start learning now.