This subject studies the nature of risk and adventure in recreational activities. Students will learn about the nature of the adventure experience, the classification of the various adventure participation models, the motivations for participation, and the personal value and outcomes of adventure participation. Students also learn to identify the needs of managers in effectively catering to the social and environmental needs of adventure participants. On completion students appreciate the role of adventure in touristic, educational, recreational, or therapeutic activities and take responsibility for their own actions for conducting these activities within that context.
School of Environmental Sciences
1. Defining adventure and risk taking
2. Defining adventure pursuits
3. Examining the nature of the adventure experience
4. Historical overview of the quest for adventure
5. The benefits of outdoor adventure pursuits
6. Motivations in outdoor recreation
7. Motivations in outdoor adventure pursuits
8. Models and theories of adventure participation
9. Trends in outdoor adventure pursuits
10. Adventure pursuits and different populations
11. A model of non-participation
12. Adventure recreation in protected areas
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.