Risk and Reward: Managing Risk in Outdoor Programming | Prescott College

Risk and Reward: Managing Risk in Outdoor Programming

Course ID
ADV57075
This course will explore the various interactions and relationships between ethics and risk management as it relates to the application of Adventure Education modalities across a variety of settings. Students will explore ethical issues, competence and scope of practice, client welfare, confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, cultural considerations, and environmental impact, as well as tort liability, relevant case law, risk evaluation, legal management strategies, and the principles of waivers and releases. As a way to avoid and mitigate potential incidents, this course explores ethics and risk management as a central component of expeditionary thinking and learning.