OUT 135 Risk Management for Outdoor Professionals

1 Credit Hour • 22.5 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination)

Introduces risk management in the outdoor environment. Students will gain a better understanding of the inherent risks associated with various outdoor activities. They will learn how to analyze and minimize those risks, how to establish emergency protocols to react to those risks, and how to take the proper steps to resolve the consequences from those risks. After learning to identify, assess and reduce the risk, students will write a risk management plan specific to their area of interest. This course will cover outdoor leadership skills and delve into backcountry emergency situations and scenarios.