Singapore University of Social Sciences

Risk Management in Outdoor Education

Risk Management in Outdoor Education (BSE223)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


BSE223 Risk Management in Outdoor Education is designed to provide students with the understanding of risk management in outdoor education. Emphasis is placed on understanding risk in terms of a ‘whole-of-organisation’ approach, diverting traditional focus from mere physical danger to anything that may potentially impact on why and how people engage in outdoor activities. Effectiveness of outdoor programmes are evaluated on the bases of the risk involved and the degree in which the programmes achieve organisational goals.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Introduction to Risk, Adventure, and Risk Management
  • Organizational Sustainability and Risk Management
  • The Organizational Context of Risk Management
  • The Real Physical Risks: Putting It into Perspective
  • Program Design, Activity Selection, and Program Evaluation
  • Risk Communication

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate personal philosophy of risk management in outdoor education.
  • Interpret concepts of organizational sustainability in relation to risk management.
  • Explain organizational context of risk management.
  • Identify physical, emotional, facility and environmental risks using risk analysis matrix.
  • Apply mitigating actions for the risks identified.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate risk management plan.
  • Identify contingency and crisis response plans.
  • Apply “whole-of-organisation” approach to risk management
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