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College of Natural Resources

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Michael Kanters

Professor

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Biltmore Hall (Robertson Wing) 3028G

919-513-0279

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Indiana University 1988

  • Major: Human Performance.
  • Minor:  Educational Inquiry Methodology

Master of Science (M.S.) Indiana University 1985

  • Major:  Recreation and Park Administration

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) University of Waterloo 1984

  • Major:  Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Minor:  Business Administration. 

Dr. Kanters received his B.A. from the University of Waterloo and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Indiana University.  Dr. Kanter’s teaching emphasis is in sport management.  His research  interests focus on children’s sport and physical activity behavior.  Many of his projects examine factors contributing to positive youth sport experiences as well as programmatic strategies and policies to increase physical activity through sport.

Examples of current and ongoing research include:

  • the efficacy of afterschool sport programs in promoting physical activity among children;
  • shared use of school facilities with community organizations and physical activity program participation;
  • a quasi-experimental study of youth sport practice structure and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels;
  • prevalence of overweight and obesity among high school football players;
  • organized youth sports and commuting behavior: children’s mobility and energy use;
  • sport-based life skills and positive youth development in underserved youth populations

Recent Courses Taught

  • PRT 406: Sport Law
  • PRT 200: Leisure Behavior, Health & Wellness
  • PRT 508: Risk Management for Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sport Organizations
  • PRT 510: Active Recreation & Community Health

Selected Publications

Hodge, C. J., Kanters, M. A., Bocarro, J. N., Forneris, T., & Sayre-McCord, R. (In Press). A family thing: Positive youth development outcomes of a sport-based life skills program. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (special issue on youth development).

Hardison-Moody, A., Edwards, M.B., Bocarro, J.N., Stein, A., Kanters, M.A., Rhew, L.K., Stallings, W.M., Bowen, S.K. (In Press). Survey of shared use among North Carolina faith communities. Preventing Chronic Disease.

Carlton, T.A., Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J.N., Floyd, M.F., Edwards, M.B., Suau, L.J. (2016). Shared use agreements and lesirue time physical activity in North Carolina public schools. Preventive Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.08.037

Hodge, C. J., Bocarro, J. N., Henderson, K. A., Zabriskie, R. B., Parcel, T. L., & Kanters, M. (2015). Family leisure: An integrative review of research from select journals. Journal of Leisure Research, 47(5), 577–600.  

Kanters, M.A., McKenzie, T.L., Edwards, M.B., Bocarro, J.N., Mahar, M., Martel, K, Hodge, C. (2015). Youth sport practice model gets more kids active with more time practicing skills. Retos: Nuevas Tendencias en Educación Física, Deporte y Recreación. 28. 222-225.

Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J.N., Moore, R., Floyd, M.F., Carlton, T.A. (2014). Afterschool shared use of public school facilities for physical activity in North Carolina. Preventive Medicine. 69 (Supp), S44-S49.

Kanters, M.A., Mahar, M., Hodge, C. (2014). Physical activity during youth hockey practices: A comparison of two practice models using accelerometers. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(Supp1). S159. 

Kanters, M.A. Edwards, M., McKenzie, T., Lounsbery, M., Carlton, T. (2014). How overweight and obese are high school football players in the United States? Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(Supp1). S160. 

Edwards, M. B., Kanters, M. A., & Bocarro, J.N. (2014). Policy changes to implement intramurals in North Carolina Middle Schools: Simulated effects on sport participation rates and physical activity intensity. Preventing Chronic Disease11, E07. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130195.

Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J.N., Filardo, M., McKenzie, T.L., Floyd, M.F. (2014). Shared use of school facilities with community organizations and afterschool physical activity program participation: A cost-benefit assessment. Journal of School Health, 85(50, 302-309

Bocarro, J.N., Kanters, M. A., Edwards, M. B., Casper, J. M., McKenzie, T. L. (2014). Prioritizing school sponsored sport based on observed physical activity. American Journal of Health Promotion. 28(3), S65-S71.

Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J.N., Edwards, M., Tateosian, L., Hodge, C., McKenzie, T.L., & Floyd, M.F. (2013) Neighborhood income and shared use of school physical activity facilities: place disparities limit participation in afterschool programs. Poster presented at the Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J.N., Edwards, M., Floyd, M. & Casper, J.M., (2013) Shared use of school facilities with community organizations and physical activity program participation: A cost-benefit assessment. Paper presented at the Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Bocarro, J.N., Howard, K. & Kanters, M. (2013). Shared Use, Shared Vision: Strengthening communities through school partnerships. Paper presented at the National AAHE/AAHPERD Convention. Charlotte, NC.

Bocarro, J.N., Kanters, M.A., Edwards, M.B., & Casper, J.M. (2013). Prioritizing school sponsored sport based on observed physical activity. Active Living Research Conference. San Diego, CA.

Edwards, M.B., Melton, K., Bocarro, J.N., Kanters, M.A.. & Casper, J. M. (2013). Perceived Administrative Barriers to Providing Intramural Sports in North Carolina Middle Schools. Active Living Research Conference. San Diego, CA.

Howard, K., Kanters, M.A., & Bocarro, J.N. (2012). Promoting physical activity through shared use agreements: A case study. Paper presented at the 2012 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium. Anaheim, CA.

Edwards, M.B., Kanters, M.A., & Bocarro, J.N. (2012). Simulated effects of school policy changes in after-school sports on sport participation rates among North Carolina middle school students.Paper presented at the Active Living Research Conference. San Diego, CA.

Casper,J.M., Bocarro J.N., & Kanters, M. (2012). Middle school sport participation, Self-concept, and school belongingness. Poster presented at the Active Living Research 2012 Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.

Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J.N., Edwards, M.B., Casper J., & Floyd, M.F., (2012). School sport participation under two school sport policies: Comparisons by race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status. Paper presented at the Active Living Research 2012 Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.

Sallis, J.F., Barroso, C.S., Wright, P.M., Kanters, M.A., & Vander Mars, H. (2012). Implementing and evaluating policies to promote physical activity. Paper presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. San Francisco, CA.

McKenzie, T.L. Lounsbery, M., Beighle, A., Kanters, M.A., & Vander Mars, H. (2012). Evidence matters: Translating research findings to stakeholder and policy makers. Presentation at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Boston, MA.

Kanters, M.A., Harrolle, M. (2012). Build a community to retain students in online programs. Presentation at the university Education in Natural Resources Conference. Ft., Collins, CO.

Selected Project/Grant Funding

Bocarro, J.N., Kanters, M.A. Edwards, M.B., Hipp, A.J., Floyd, M. (2016-17). Thinking Outside the Pillbox: Prescribing Parks and Recreation for Community Health. NC Division of Public Health. $80,000

Annie Hardison-Moody (PI), Dr. Lindsey HaynesMaslow, Dr. Dara Bloom, Dr. Myron Floyd, Dr. Mike Edwards, Michael Kanters, Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Dr. Sarah Bowen, Dr. Aaron Hipp, Dr. Michael Schulman, Pete Armstrong – Building Community Capacity to Prevent Obesity: Extension and Engagement in Four North Carolina Counties. (2016-2018) Centers for Disease Control. $1,582,325

Kanters, M., Bocarro, J. N., & Floyd, M.F. (2012-14). Community Transformation Project: Evaluation of Joint Use – Centers for Disease Control/NC Department of Public Health. $235,108

Kanters, M.A. (2011). Youth Sport Physical Activity Study. USA Hockey. $39,000.

Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J. N. (2011). School Sport Policy Commissioned Analysis. Active Living Research, San diego State University. $14,877.

Kanters, M. A., Bocarro, J. N. (2011). Middle School Sport & Athletic Facility Research Communication Project. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living Research Grant. $26,824.

Kanters, M. A., Bocarro, J. N. (2010). National Parks & Recreation Fees & Charges Study. National Recreation & Park Association. $18,829.

Kanters, M., Bocarro, J. N., Mahar, M., & Casper, J. (Co-PI with Bocarro). (2008-2010). School Intramural Sports and Physical Activity: A Middle School Policy Intervention. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $199,495.

Kanters, M., Bocarro, J., Casper, J. McKenzie, Filardo, M, Trogden, J. (Co-PI with Bocarro). (2007-2008). Middle School Sport Facilities: Policies, Physical activity, and Cost Effectiveness. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $100,000.

Kanters, M.A., & Anderson, D. (2009). Distance Masters Development Grant. NCSU Distance Education & Learning Technologies Department. $168,000.

Kanters, M.A., & Wellman, D. (2008). Distance Masters Development Grant. NCSU Distance Education & Learning Technologies Department. $168,000.

Kanters, M.A., & Bocarro, J. N. (2007). Wake to Wellness Fitness Program. John Rex Foundation, $30,000.

Kanters, M.A., & Wellman, D. (2007). Distance Masters Development Grant. NCSU Distance Education & Learning Technologies Department. $160,000.

Awards

DELTA Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning (2016).  Presented by Distance Education and Learning Technologies, NC State University.

Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology (2012). Presented by NC State University.

Outstanding Advisor Award. (2003). Presented by the College of Natural Resources, NC State University.

Certificate of appreciation for exceptional teaching (1992).  Presented by the 1991/92 honors recreation and leisure studies graduating class.

Outstanding Teacher Award (1989).  Presented by the Graduate Student Society of the Department of Recreation and Park Administration, Western Illinois University.

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