PE 235 Adventure Trip Planning & Risk Management • 1 Cr.


Explores the leadership dynamics of risk management including recognizing hazards, decision making, site assessment checklists, accessibility and backcountry first aid requirements.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify real and perceived risks associated with select adventure activities
  • Distinguish between levels of risk within specific areas
  • Develop a risk management plan proposal
  • Develop risk checklists for specific adventure sites
  • Identify potential risks associated with human error
  • Develop contingency plans when risk exceeds benefits
  • Manage groups traveling in the outdoors safely
  • Develop strong critical thinking skills and judgment in wilderness situations