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Expert in Mountain Physical Activities and Leadership

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Basic Information


Physical activity in nature has gained widespread popularity in recent years due to a growing awareness of both the physical and mental benefits that this practice offers.

In recent years, numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effects of physical activity in the natural environment. Exposure to nature and outdoor exercise have been associated with physical health benefits, such as cardiovascular strengthening and improved endurance, as well as mental health benefits, such as reduced anxiety and depression . In this way, the natural environment is emerging as an ideal environment for promoting habits and developing skills of great relevance from a personal and professional point of view.

In the professional field, physical activity in nature should promote active and sustainable leisure, offering enriching and environmentally friendly experiences. In this sense, the aim is to train professionals to offer authentic and responsible experiences in natural environments, which benefits both local communities and the environment.

From a cultural point of view, physical activity in nature encourages a deeper appreciation of the natural world and a greater connection with the environment. On many occasions, modern society has lost contact with nature, and it is essential to reconnect with the beauty and serenity of nature, generating greater respect and awareness about the importance of its conservation in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

On the other hand, physical activities in nature encourage teamwork, cooperation and effective communication. Group activities in natural environments can promote the development of valuable social and emotional skills both personally and professionally. In this sense, one of the most relevant capabilities in the professional field is leadership.

Leadership development is of great relevance due to the growing social demand and the scientific, professional and cultural interest surrounding this skill. In today's society, we constantly seek to train effective leaders capable of addressing challenges in various areas. Specifically, leadership development contributes to:

  • New generation of leaders for a society that is constantly looking for effective leaders who can address current and future challenges with the skills and knowledge necessary to guide their teams, organizations and communities towards success and progress.
  • Adaptation to social changes in a world that is constantly evolving, with technological, social and political changes that impact the way we lead. In this sense, the ability to adapt to these changes and lead in changing contexts, promoting flexibility and the ability to innovate, is especially relevant.
  • Improving organizational performance by optimizing the performance and productivity of organizations through the development of competencies to improve the management and direction skills of leaders.
  • Promoting assertive communication, active listening and persuasion skills, which allows leaders to transmit their vision effectively and achieve the commitment of their team.
  • Development of human talent by promoting a more positive and motivating work environment, which can increase employee satisfaction and retention.
  • Promotion of ethical, inclusive and social responsibility values ​​in organizations, creating a positive impact both internally and externally.

Collaborating institutions or companies:

Entity name: Nanuk Experience

Indicate if you are a public or private entity: Private

Responsible person/s: David Caballero Molano

Contact person/s in relation to the proposed course: David Caballero Molano

Web address: https://nanukexperience.es/

The collaborating entity is Nanuk Experience. This entity has extensive experience in training in physical activities in the natural environment, training mountain sports technicians and specialized in training in skills related to leadership.

This entity has collaborated since 2020 with the Rey Juan Carlos University, specifically complementing the training of students in the Degree in Sports Sciences through the teaching of climbing and rope handling, also focusing on aspects such as confidence and personal improvement. .

Therefore, this entity perfectly meets the two fundamental objectives of this course: training in physical activities in nature and training with objectives related to leadership. Furthermore, it is an entity with which we have been working regularly, and there is great satisfaction on the part of the students who benefit from this collaboration.


The general objective of this University Expert Course is to train students in skills related to physical activities in the natural environment, as well as in the development of leadership through an innovative methodology that takes advantage of the opportunities that the natural environment and the activities of mountain offers for personal growth.

To achieve this, a series of specific objectives have been defined, which are the following:

  • OB1: Know and understand the fundamental concepts related to mountain orientation, bivouac, climbing, hiking, rope management, packraft, canyoning, snow progression and group driving.
  • OB2: Acquire and develop skills related to leadership, paying attention to resilience, critical thinking, complex problem solving and self-concept.
  • OB3: Know, understand and properly apply useful technology for physical activities in the mountains, as well as their risks and limitations.
  • OB4: Know, understand and apply the principles and recommendations for the management and planning of adventure trips.
  • OB5: Develop skills for assertive and effective communication in different areas and scenarios.
  • OB6: Act with ethics and professional responsibility in the face of social, environmental and economic challenges, taking democratic principles and values ​​and the Sustainable Development Goals as references.
  • OB7: Contribute to the design and development of solutions that can respond to social demands, showing awareness of respect for diversity and the principles of universal accessibility and design for all people, taking into account the Sustainable Development Goals as a reference.


Customer Service Modules


Name of the Subject

Brief description (maximum recommended 160 characters)






A1    Leadership 1: Rope handling and climbing


Cn1, Cn2



A2    Leadership 2: Progression in snow


Cn1, Cn2



A3    Leadership 3: Multi-adventure


Cn1, Cn2, Cn6



B1     Use of technology in mountain activities


Cn1, Cn3, Cn4, Cn6



B2     Planning and management of outings and adventure trips


Cn4, Cn4, Cn5, Cn6, Cn7



C1    End of Degree Project


Cn1, Cn2, Cn3, Cn4, Cn5, Cn6, Cn7




[1] OB= Compulsory OPT: Optional


This course is aimed at students who have a previous university degree or people without a previous university degree as long as they have at least one year of professional experience in the field of physical activities in the natural environment or training in personal development skills. .

Students enrolled in a Bachelor's or Double Degree who have a maximum of 30 ECTS credits of an official university degree in Spain whose profile matches the functions legally provided for in the corresponding field will be able to access conditionally. In this case, no type of certification will be obtained until it is proven that one is in possession of the official university degree required for access to postgraduate education.

It is recommended to have experience related to physical activity in the natural environment, although it is not essential.

An access requirement will be to have the physical, sensory and intellectual capabilities to progress through natural environments with obstacles or snow autonomously and alone. Those people who do not meet these requirements will not be able to participate in the face-to-face activities that involve progression through the natural environment, so they will not be able to pass the course, although they will be able to participate in the synchronous online sessions and in activities that do not involve progression in the natural environment. natural environment.

Selection criteria

In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered, a selection will be made based on the following criteria in each quota (ordinary and disability or victims of terrorism or gender violence):

1. Previous university qualification (degree studies) à Up to 10 points in case of a related qualification (sports sciences, tourism, business administration, psychology or primary education). Up to 5 points in the case of other qualifications

2. Previous university qualification (master's studies) à Up to 2 points for each master's degree.

3. Other expert titles, federative titles, etc. à Up to 1 point per course

4. Professional experience à Up to 2 points per year worked in the field of physical activities in nature or as a trainer in personal development skills.

No. of Places: For each edition a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 students will be necessary.

Academic Management and Faculty

Address: Daniel Collado Mateo (Rey Juan Carlos University)

Codirection: David Caballero Molano (Nanuk Experience SL)

Academic secretary: Miriam Lorenzo González (Rey Juan Carlos University)


  • Daniel Collado Mateo (Physical and Sports Education - Historical and Social Studies, Spanish Language, Literature, Moral Philosophy and Specific Didactics)
  • Miriam Lorenzo González (Physical and Sports Education - Historical and Social Studies, Spanish Language, Literature, Moral Philosophy and Specific Didactics)
  • David Caballero Molano (High Mountain, mid-mountain and ravine guide in Nanuk Experience. Diploma in Tourism and Master in “Coaching & Design Thinking”)

Duration and development

Mode: Semipresential

Number of credits: 16 ECTS

Contact hours: 110 in-person and 50 synchronous streaming

Place of delivery: URJC virtual classroom and outings to natural and mountain environments in the provinces of Madrid or Cuenca


Online theoretical sessions during the week in the morning

Practical sessions in the classroom or in the mountains on the weekend (variable duration depending on the content, and may include an overnight stay)

Start and end date:

Start date: February 2024

End date: May 2024

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration period: 08/01/2024 a 20/02/2024

Registration period 08/01/2024 a 22/02/2024

Title price: 595€

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable): There will be no scholarships or financial aid for students

Pre-registration: €250. This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be returned if your academic request is not accepted. If, once the student's application has been admitted, the enrollment is not formalized, the amount deposited for pre-enrolment will not be returned.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled.

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.