HREC 250 Capstone/Risk Management

HREC 250 Capstone/risk management 3 Cr Hrs. This course includes a program capstone field experience and includes a survey of the Legal implications of outdoor recreation programming including a study of tort liability, risk evaluation, relevant case law, legal management strategies, and the use of waivers and releases.

Credits

3 Credits

HREC 250Capstone/Risk Management

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Health Recreation and Fitness

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

HREC 250 Capstone/risk management 3 Cr Hrs. This course includes a program capstone field experience and includes a survey of the Legal implications of outdoor recreation programming including a study of tort liability, risk evaluation, relevant case law, legal management strategies, and the use of waivers and releases.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Objective 1 (Academic Objective): To gain an understanding of legal issues surrounding outdoor recreation based programming.  Objective 1 Learning Outcomes - By the end of the course, students will: 1a. Understand different risk management styles.  1b. Develop knowledge about the US legal system. 1c. Learn ways to communicate with the media, families and staff after an accident. Objective 2 (Academic Objective):  To develop a risk management strategy for outdoor recreation based programming.  Objective 2 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will: 2a. Develop a company model. 2b. Understand teachable moments and hazard analysis 2c. Develop a site management model. 2d. Develop a participant sign-up procedure. 2e. Develop an emergency response plan. Objective 3 (Academic Objective):  To develop an understanding of facilities, equipment and transportation used in Outdoor Education and how to manage the risks associated with them. Objective 3 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will: 3a. Understand the risks associated with transportation associated with Outdoor Education. 3b. Understand common practices used to manage various types of equipment. 3c. Develop knowledge about facilities commonly used in Outdoor Recreation. Objective 4 (Academic Objective):  To develop knowledge about the various aspects pertaining to outdoor leadership and the outdoor industry. Objective 4 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will: 4a. Have an understanding of the foundations of outdoor leadership.  4b.Develop knowledge of outdoor leadership theory. 4c.Have an understanding of outdoor teaching and facilitation. 4d.Develop knowledge of resource and program management.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Knowledge of legal issues surrounding outdoor recreation Knowledge of risk management strategies and how they apply to facilities and wilderness programs

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Participation in all activities of the course Capstone Trip

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Participation in all activities of the course Capstone Trip