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RPK - Recreation and Parks

RPK 265


(3 CR.)

(formerly RPK 165 Risk Management in Recreation and Parks) Prerequisite is RPK 100 and ENG 111. Discusses the law and liability as they relate to the delivery of leisure services. Teaches practitioners legal principles necessary to analyze programs and facilities with respect to safety, emergency preparedness, and accident reporting protocols. Reviews hiring procedures, ADA compliance, national (CPSC, ASTM, OSHA) and professional standards (NRPA, ACA), certification and training standards (CPRP, CTRS), supervision and the role of maintenance and insurance. Uses case law and national compliance standards to illustrate legal principles. Lecture 3 hours per week.