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Dr Adrià Muntaner Mas

Dr Adrià Muntaner Mas
Senior lecturer
Didàctica de l'Expressió Corporal
Servicios a la Comunidad Universitaria (director)
  • Despatx C-100primer pisGuillem Cifre de Colonya
  • Despatx del vicerector de Campus i Universitat Saludableprimer pisSon Lledó


Brief CV

Dr Adrià Muntaner Mas (Palma, 1988) is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Pedagogy and Specific Didactics at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) since the 2013-2014 academic year. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education Teaching (2010) and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Sports (2012). He became a Philosophiæ doctor (2016) in Education Sciences with the thesis entitled: The Prescription of physical exercise via mobile applications and its Impact on health in elderly people.

His research focuses on the study of the effects of physical exercise/physical activity on physical and brain health, mostly in the school-age population. He has published more than 40 national and international scientific articles and has participated in more than 20 research projects. He did four research stays for a total of one year and two months, three of them at the national level and one at the international level, in Melbourne (Australia). He has disseminated the results of his research in more than 50 conferences. He is a member of two research groups (GICAFE and PROFITH) and is a member of the BATLAB research laboratory. He has carried out journal management duties as an associate editor and has done more than 20 peer-reviews of scientific articles.

Regarding teaching, he accumulates experience of more than 9 years of university teaching, with more than 1,300 hours at different levels. He has made three teaching stays, one of them through the Erasmus Teaching program at the University of Orebro (Sweden). He has participated in 12 teaching innovation projects, and 6 of them, he has been a principal investigator. He has elaborated more than 15 teaching materials and has more than 20 evaluations of his teaching work rated as favorable or very favorable. He currently has a recognized six-year research period, three teaching three-year periods, and one teaching five-year period.

Concerning university management, he has been the coordinator of some studies taught at the UIB. Since 2018 he is the coordinator of the curricular practices of the Degree of Primary Education. Also, he is the coordinator of the Physical Education and Healthy Habits subject taught in the Primary Education Degree. In 2021 he was appointed Delegate of the Rector of the Healthy University and Campus at the Universitat de les Illes Balears, and from 2022 to the present he holds the position of Vice Rector of the Campus and Healthy University at the Universitat de les Illes Balears.

On a personal level, he is a professional open to dialogue on scientific ideas, enthusiastic about university policy management, and defines himself as a promotor of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Academic background

Diplomat en Magisteri d'Educació Física (2010) per la Universitat de les Illes Balears
Llicenciat en Ciències de l'Activitat Física i l'Esport (2012) per l'Institut Nacional d'Educació Física de Catalunya (INEFC)
Postgraduat en Màster de Nutrició Humana i Qualitat dels Aliments (2013) per la Universitat de les Illes Balears
Doctorat en Educació (2016) per la Universitat de les Illes Balears
Postgraduat en Màster en Formació del Profesorat (2017) per la Universitat de les Illes Balears
Postgraduat en Màster Interuniversitari en Metodologia de les Ciències del Comportament i de la Salut (2020-Cursant) per la Universitat Nacional a Distància


Períod Càrrec
2016-2017 Coordinador de l'Expert Universitari en Activitats Físiques i Recreatives per a Gent Gran. Títol propi de la UIB (15 ECTS).
2018-Actualitat Coordinador del Pràcticum I, II i de Menció dels estudis en Educació Primària de la Universitat de les Illes Balears.
2021-2022 Delegate of the Rector for Healthy University and Campus.
2022-Current Vice-Rector of Campus and Healthy University.


Office Hours

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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11046 - Physical Activity, Health and the Family
  • Master's Degree in Socieducational Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Families2019-20
  • Master's Degree in Socio-educational Intervention for Children, Adolescents and Families (2010)2020-21
11049 - Master's Thesis aimed at Developing Research Skills
  • Master's Degree in Socio-educational Intervention for Children, Adolescents and Families (2010)2020-21
11916 - Research Trends in Physical Activity and Health in the School Setting
  • Master's Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Research2022-23
22121 - Physical Education and Healthy Habits
22126 - Practical Placements on the Degree in Primary Education I
22129 - Practical Placements on the Degree in Primary Education II
22132 - Final Degree Project in Primary Education
22163 - Benchmark practicals: Educational Support
22164 - Benchmark practicals: Hearing and Language
22166 - Benchmark practicals: Physical Education
22167 - Benchmark practicals: Musical and Artistic Education
22168 - Benchmark practicals: Foreign Language (English)
  • Degree in Primary Education2019-20
22169 - Practicals


Research groups

Group Membership type
Physical activity and sport sciences (GICAFE) Member

Research projects

Project Funding Institution Duration

Ejercicio en la prevención y tratamiento de la obesidad y resistencia a la insulina: Análisis inteligentes-Intervenciones inteligentes. Proyecto SmartMove (DEP 2016-79512-R)

Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad 2016-2020

Comorbid conditions of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (COCA). Grant agreement number 667302

European unions horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 2016-2021

Efectos de una intervención multicomponente de educación postural en escolares de educación primaria (RTI2018-101023-A-I00)

Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación 2019-2022

Efectos de los descansos activos en el rendimiento academico en niños/as con y sin tdah (The Break4brain project, PID2021-123357OA-I00)

Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación 2022-2025




Recent publications

Title: Do Physical Fitness and Executive Function Mediate the Relationship between Physical Activity and Academic Achievement? An Examination Using Structural Equation Modelling
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: Children
Year: 2022


Title: The dynamical association between physical activity and affect in the daily life of individuals with ADHD
Authors: Koch et al.
Journal: European Neuropsychopharmacology
Year: 2022


Title: Acute effect of physical activity on academic outcomes in school-aged youth: A systematic review and multivariate meta-analysis
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Year: 2023


Title: Objectively measured physical activity and academic performance in school-aged youth: The UP&DOWN longitudinal study
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Year: 2021


Title: Prospective associations between physical fitness and executive function in adolescents: The UP&DOWN study
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Year: 2022



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