The Health Review Specialist supports the enrollment and success of Expedition and Custom Education students through the thorough assessment of students’ Health Forms. This position gathers and reviews students’ health histories, writes fact-based summaries for use by necessary staff and faculty, and makes decisions and/or recommendations to the Risk Management Director regarding student eligibility. The Health Review Specialist plays a crucial role in ensuring students with complex mental and physical health histories meet course eligibility criteria or have an approved exception and accommodation. This person is the bridge between students and instructors, gathering information from students and presenting it to instructors via thorough and well-organized write-ups. This person manages a high volume of health reviews, and has the opportunity to connect with students and their families about a variety of health topics, contributing toward students’ best possible chance for success on their NOLS course.
NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) is a nonprofit global wilderness school that supports thousands of students each year all over the world. Our school began in a small cabin in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming in 1965 as the National Outdoor Leadership School. At that time, we were primarily an outdoors skills school, doing our work in local mountain ranges and exploring what it meant to teach leadership in the backcountry. Today, we are NOLS, a multifaceted wilderness school headquartered in Lander, Wyoming with locations in seven U.S. states and six countries, that supports thousands of students each year all over the world in both field & classroom courses.