IOC Certificate in Drugs in Sport

Career & Professional Development

Expected career and professional development arising from completion of the program

  • Within general work practice:
    • Providing an evidence-based professional service to competitive athletes on issues relating to the safe, effective and permissible use of drugs in sport.
    • Advising other individuals who participate in sport and exercise on the safe use of medicines and supplements.
    • Gaining a better understanding of the work conducted by practitioners in other disciplines and developing collaborative links.
    • Providing an informed point of contact and resource for workplace colleagues on issues concerning drug use in sport.
  • Working with sports organisations:
    • Developing relations with local and national sports clubs and associations to provide expert advice on anti-doping policies and procedures.
    • Becoming an advisor for National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs)
    • Working with athletes through their national or International Sports Federation (IFs) on anti-doping policies and procedures
    • Becoming an accredited Doping Control Officer through a NADO, IF or other agency
    • Participating in discussions on anti-doping strategies, policies and procedures through the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
  • Major Sporting Events (MSEs):
    • Advising on the development and delivery of medical services or doping control procedures at MSEs
    • Providing expert service as a volunteer at MSEs such as Olympic and Paralympic Games, for example through working in the Athlete Village Polyclinic
  • Education and Research
    • Developing education programs on use of drugs and supplements in sport for students, athletes and athlete support personnel, in schools, colleges, sports clubs and beyond
    • Undertaking research on issues concerning drug use and misuse in sport.
    • Participating in national and international conferences on sport-related and health-related themes.
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