Candice M. Bruton

Candice M. Bruton, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation. Community recreation has been the focus of Dr. Bruton’s career as both a professional practitioner and as a scholar. Her experience as a practitioner has included positions in non-profit and municipal agencies. In the non-profit arena she has managed youth and adult sports, after school care, and day camps. In municipal recreation she has planned and managed trails and greenways, special events, and has led system-wide park planning and development efforts. Dr. Bruton’s primary research interest is understanding how public parks and facilities promote physical activity and well-being among residents of urban environments. She examines the characteristics of built and natural environments as well as landscape preferences associated with each. Her secondary research examines relationships between the availability and quality of public parks and facilities across area race/ethnicity and income compositions and health disparities. Dr. Bruton’s research has appeared in the Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, Loisir, and World Leisure. Currently, Dr. Bruton is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA). Previously, she has served as a NRPA Southern Regional Council Representative.

There are 2 included publications by Candice M. Bruton :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Disparities in Built and Natural Features of Urban Parks: Comparisons by Neighborhood Level Race/Ethnicity and Income 2014 928 Known associations between the built environment and health outcomes have accelerated research examining racial/ethnic and income disparities in access to parks and other community features that support physical activity. Currently, it cannot be conc...
Physical Activity Constraints among Latinos: Identifying Clusters and Acculturation Differences 2013 1594 Understanding leisure-time physical activity among Latinos is a national public health concern. This study examined constraints to leisure-time physical activity among Latinos in North Carolina in relation to their level of acculturation. Data (N = 4...