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Dr Adrià Muntaner Mas

Dr Adrià Muntaner Mas
Senior Lecturer
Didàctica de l'Expressió Corporal
  • Despatx C-100Primer pisGuillem Cifre de Colonya


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 in 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 30 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 were 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 7 years of university teaching, with more than 1,200 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 11 teaching innovation projects, and in 5 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, two 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.

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.


Office Hours

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Thesis advising

Thesis advisor during the academic year 2020-21 for the following PHD programmes:

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
22121 - Physical Education and Healthy Habits
22126 - Practical Classes I
22129 - Practical Classes II
22132 - Final Degree Project
22151 - Physical Education, Leisure and Recreation
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





Title: Obesity and physical activity patterns among Balearic Islands children and adolescents: A cross-sectional study
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
Year: 2017


Title: Effects of face-to-face training intervention versus mobile application prescription among elderly
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: Nuevas Tendencias en Educación Física, Deportes y Recreación
Year: 2016


Title: Runkeeper: a complete app for monitoring outdoor sports
Authors: Martínez-Nicolás et al.
Journal: British Journal of Sport Medicine
Year: 2016


Title: Teaching skills, students' emotions, perceived control and academic achievement in university students: A SEM approach
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: Teaching and Teacher Education
Year: 2016


Title: Increasing physical activity through mobile device interventions: A systematic review
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: Health Informatics Journal
Year: 2015


Title: Effects of a Whatsapp-delivered physical activity intervention to enhance health-related physical fitness components and cardiovascular disease risk factors in older adults
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Year: 2015


Title: Bright light therapy versus physical exercise to prevent co-morbid depression and obesity in adolescents and young adults with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Authors: Mayer et al.
Journal: Trials
Year: 2018


Title: A Mediation Analysis on the Relationship of Physical Fitness Components, Obesity, and Academic Performance in Children
Authors: Muntaner-Mas et al.
Journal: The Journal of Pediatrics
Year: 2018



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