Courses

  • PDP AQ 101: Beginning, Swim
    For those who have had little or no swimming experience. Instruction in basic swimming skills for beginners to advanced beginners. Learn and improve the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Work at your own pace with individualized guidance from the instructor. 1 cr either semester
  • PDP AQ 110: Aqua Aerobics
    A total body workout designed to increase cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility in a low-impact environment.
  • PDP AQ 150: Water Polo
    Introduction to the sport of water polo. Learn the rules of the game and practice techniques of passing, shooting, blocking and swimming. Students will work on swim conditioning, drills, and game strategy the first half of class and scrimmmage the second half of class. Must be a strong swimmer to enroll. Class held in 7' - 13.5' competition pool. 1/2 cr, either sem
  • PDP AQ 201: Swimming, Stroke Improvement
    For swimmers who have a solid understanding of the crawl stroke and are familiar with backstroke and breaststroke. Students learn drills for skill improvement. Emphasis is on body form, stroke efficiency, and conditioning in all the strokes.
  • PDP AQ 210: Springboard Diving
    Introduction to basic board work, including somersaults and twisting. Open to both beginning and experienced divers.
  • PDP AQ 220: Scuba
    Prereq: 200-yard swim test and 10 minute float. Course includes all pool and academic training to become scuba certified. Pool equipment is provided. Book fee: $85.00 and lab fee is $50.00. Open water dives, necessary to become certified, will be offered by instructor for an additional fee of $275.00. Purchase of personal gear is required for open water dives.
  • PDP AQ 301: Fitness Swim
    Prereq: ability to swim 200 yards continuously and competence in freestyle, backstroke and breastroke. For intermediate and advanced swimmers who want to improve their fitness and technique through workouts and drills. The class will focus on applying the basics of fitness swimming, including technique drills, flip turns, reading a pace clock and interval training that includes endurance, speed and strenght sets. Class will be divided into groups of intermedaite swimmers and more advanced swimmers with competitive backgrounds. The instructor will also critique and help improve students strokes. Students will be taught starts and butterfly if they do not already know these skills.
  • PDP AQ 320: Lifeguard Training
    Prereq: must be at least 15 years old and pass the swim test given by the instructor at the first class. This American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course emphasizes professionalism, accident prevention, surveillance, victim recognition, and equipment-based rescues. Students who pass the practical and written exams receive certification which includes First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
  • PDP AQ 330: Water Safety Instructor
    Prereq: must be at least 16 years old and have intermediate-level swimming skills. This instructor-training course includes teaching techniques for the progressive swimming courses, Community Water Safety, and the Infant and Preschool Aquatic Program. Students who pass a written exam and practical skills test receive certification in American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
  • PDP CS 101: Volleyball, Beginning
    Learn and practice techniques used in power volleyball: bump, set, spike, dig, and serve. Various drills encourage skill improvement. Ample time is provided for practice in class scrimmages. 1cr either sem
  • PDP CS 106: Tennis
    Introduction to the rules and fundamental practices of tennis including basic strokes, techniques, and playing in game situations. Tennis is played on the outdoor tennis courts at the Case Center when seasonally appropriate, then moves to indoor courts at the Track and Tennis Center.
  • PDP CS 109: Racquetball
    Course is designed for players to learn the basics of racquetball. Players are organized by level (from no experience to intermediate)and each week will be introduced to a new skill that will be stressed in interactive play. Racquets, goggles,and balls are provided. Appropriate footwear is required.
  • PDP CS 201: Power Volleyball
    Intermediate/advanced class intended for those who have had exposure to competitive volleyball. Basic skills are reviewed and practiced, and various offenses and defenses are incorporated into class scrimmages.
  • PDP DA 100: Pilates-Based Conditioning
    Students explore fundamental matwork evolved from the teaching of Joseph H. Pilates, the seminal conditioning pioneer. Individuals are taught to balance flexibility with strength within the context of proper body alignment. The concepts of centering and stabilization with a strong and mobile abdominal "core" develop finely-tuned athletes and dancers and benefit all who seek an intelligent approach to movement.
  • PDP DA 111: Ballroom, Beginning
    Introduction to a selection of smooth dances (fox-trot, waltz, tango, and Viennese), and rhythm/Latin dances (cha-cha, rumba, mambo, bolero, samba, disco hustle, east coast swing, and west coast swing). Note: Time constraints reduce the selection to only three or four dances per semester.
  • PDP DA 112: Ballroom, Tango
    Focus is on the tango, a smooth dance with Latin roots, popularized in the 1920s and enjoying a resurgence. Beginning and intermediate dancers learn the traditional steps and some of the Argentine variations.
  • PDP DA 113: Ballroom, Swing
    Course material includes a variety of tempi and different rhythm variations, such as the triple, lindy, and jitterbug.
  • PDP DA 114: Salsa and Merengue Ballroom
    Students learn the spiciest of the Latin dances. Includes an introduction to other Latin dances.
  • PDP DA 115: International Ballroom, Standard
    This ballroom class focuses on the International Standard style dances including the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Viennese Waltz. Men are encouraged to register for the class.
  • PDP DA 116: International Ballroom, Latin
    This ballroom class focuses on the International Latin style dances including Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive. Men are encouraged to register for the class.