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Michael Kanters

Professor


Coordinator, Masters of Parks, Rec., Tourism & Sport Mgmt.


Coordinator, Sport & Entertainment Venue Management Program

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 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;
  • study of youth sport and physical activity;
  • 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: Health, Wellness & the Pursuit of Happiness
  • PRT 508: Risk Management for Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sport Organizations
  • PRT 510: Active Recreation & Community Health

Recent Publications

Bunds, K.S., Kanters, M.A., Venditti, A., Rajogopalan, N., Casper, J.M., Carlton, T.A. (2018). Organized youth sports and commuting behavior: The environmental impact of decentralized community sport facilities. Transportation Research Part D:  Transport and Environment. Volume 65, 387-395.

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.

Selected Presentations

Casper, J. Kanters, M.A., Venditti, R., Rajagopalan, N., Bunds, K., Carlton, T. (2017). Measuring transportation and the environmental impact of youth sport programs: A case study. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Denver, CO.

Kanters, M.A., Venditti, R., Casper, J., Rajagopalan, N., Bunds, K., Carlton, T. (2017). Organized youth sports and communiting behavior: The environmental impact of decentralized community sport facilities.  Paper presented at the Active Living Research Conference, Clearwater, FL.

Carlton, T., Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J.N. Edwards, M.B. Floyd, M.F. (2016). Shared use of public school facilities in increase  opportunities for physical activity in rural communities. Active Living Research Conference, Clearwater, FL.

Carlton, T., Kanters, M. A., Bocarro, J. N., Edwards, M. B., Floyd, M. F.  (2015).  Examining the Influence of Public School Access Policy on Individual and Community Physical Activity Behavior Using Systematic Observation.  Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Kanters, M.A., Mahar, M., Hodge, C. (2014). Physical activity during youth hockey practices: A comparison of two practice models using accelerometers. Paper presented at the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children, Toronto, Canada.  

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? Paper presented at the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children, Toronto, Canada.

Bocarro, J.N., Kanters, M. A., Floyd, M. F., Carlton, T., & Moore, R. (2014). Shared use of public school facilities: Perceptions of recreation directors and school principals. Canadian Conference of Leisure Research, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J.N., Carlton, T., Moore, R., Floyd, M. (2014). Afterschool shared use of public school facilities for physical activity in North Carolina. Paper presented at the Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Kanters, M.A., McKenzie, T. L., Edwards, M., Bocarro, J.N., Mahar, M., Hodge, C. (2014). Youth sport practice model gets more kids active with more time practicing skills. Paper presented at the Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Hodge, C. Kanters, M.A. Forneris, T., Sayre-McCord, R. (2013). A Family thing: Sports-based life skills programs for underserved youth.  Leisure Reserach Symposium, National Recreation & Parks Association Congress, Houston, TX.

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.

 

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