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NRRT 380A2 - Wilderness First Aid and Risk Management

  • 3 credits

Organizations and individuals are increasingly needing to formally manage risk. Not only does risk management protect individuals and groups from harm, it protects organizations from being held liable if an incident does occur. Students completing this course will provide real actionable value to organizations needing risk management. They will be able to utilize risk management frameworks and build risk management plans. Central to managing risk is having wilderness medicine knowledge and skills. Students will be certified in wilderness first aid and CPR which is the standard for organizations with field operations.


Ethan Billingsley
Ethan Billingsley

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Ethan Billingsley is an alumnus of Warner College – earning his B.S. in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism and his M.S. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. He served as director of undergraduate programs in the college from 2008-2018. Additionally, he is an instructor for the Adventure Tourism graduate certificate program in HDNR.
Prior to joining CSU, Ethan worked as both an educator and guide in various capacities. He has led single and multi-day whitewater rafting trips for the last 20 years and is currently a certified raft guide in the state of Colorado. He has climbed all 58 of the Colorado’s 14,000ft mountains and led many CSU groups to those summits as well. He also spent 7 summers working in summer camps where he gained considerable experience in group dynamics and leadership. Additional experience has included work as a rock-climbing instructor, backpacking guide, and sea-kayaking naturalist. Ethan loves learning about the ecology of an area as much as he likes adventuring in it. In his free time, Ethan loves spending as much time as he can with his wife and two sons in the outdoors.