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Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

RPTM 330 Adventure-Based Program Leadership (3) Both theoretical and experiential components are included as the role of the leader in outdoor adventure programs is examined.

RPTM 330 Adventure-Based Program Leadership (3)

Both theoretical and experiential components are included as the role of the leader in adventure-based programs is examined. This course will focus on the philosophy, ethics, and current practices in the area of adventure-based programming. Focus of instruction will be upon program design, developing skills for facilitating personal growth and providing leadership for outdoor pursuits including rock climbing, canoeing, teambuilding, hiking and backpacking.

Main topics to be covered:
* Leadership aspects of teambuilding: spotting, the purpose of teambuilding initiatives, debriefing
* Leadership aspects of rock climbing: belaying, safety, climbing skills, a look at top rope set up
* Leadership aspects of whitewater canoeing: preparation, reading the river, rope rescues, righting a capsized canoe, paddling skills
* Leadership aspects of backpacking: leave no trace environmental ethics, how to pack and prepare, 2-night backpacking trip to Black Moshannon State Park, planning a trip, reading a topographic map, acquiring a permit

RPTM 330 is one of the selections for RPTM majors in the adventure-based programming emphasis of the Outdoor Recreation Option. The course is open to students from all majors.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2005

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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