Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Candice M. Bruton, Ph.D.

Leandra A. Bedini, Ph.D., CTRS Therapeutic Recreation
Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation University of North Carolina at Greensboro
209 Ferguson Bldg, 524 Highland Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 256-0431 (office)
336) 256-1156 (fax)

Curriculum Vita

Dr. 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 Representation.

News & Events

Graduation Info

Advising for Summer and Fall 2014

CTR Club Officer Candidates
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Jennifer Pegram, winner of the Southeast Recreation Therapy Symposium Scholarship
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Lee Parfitt, winner of the Academy of Leisure Sciences Future Scholars
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Peggy Harris, winner of the NCRPS Fletcher Graduate Scholarship
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CTR Students Graduating in Dec 2013 With Honors
Kayla Cook-Summa Cum Laude
Sarah McPherson-Summa Cum Laude
Jocelyn Moon-Summa Cum Laude
Devyn Ziegler-Summa Cum Laude
Sage Rubenstein-Magna Cum Laude
Hannah Tyler-Magna Cum Laude
Denise Blanchfield-Cum Laude
Chelsea Boccardo-Cum Laude
Lauren Brady-Cum Laude
Andrea Redden-Cum Laude
Chelsea Tysinger-Cum Laude

Please join us Summer 2014 in the online course CTR 102-Creating a Meaningful Life a syllabus

Study finds 3rd lowest unemployment rate among recent graduates with recreation related degrees the full report