Courses

  • PDP DA 400: Repertory and Performance
    Prereq: Previous dance training and the instructor's consent. Students are part of the choreographic process as faculty members create or rework pieces. Dances are performed in a Dance Theatre Group concert.
  • PDP ER 100: Standard First Aid
    This course teaches basic treatment and care for a variety of injuries and sudden illnesses. Topics include but are not limited to bandaging, splinting, and wound care. Those who complete the class will be certified in Standard First Aid for two years. Class fee includes required text.
  • PDP ER 150: Layperson CPR
    This course trains students in the lifesaving skills used in respiratory and cardiac emergencies. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for adults, children, and infants is taught through lectures, readings, and video, then reinforced through practice on manikins. Those who complete the classs will be certified in Layperson CPR for two years.Class fee includes required text.
  • PDP ER 171: Sports 1st aid
    This course is designed to teach coaches and athletes how to identify and minimize hazardous conditions and to recognize and treat emergencies until medical help arrives. Sports safety and first aid skills are taught with a combination of lectures, video and discussion and then reinforced with hands on practice. Students who pass the written exam earn a two-year certification in Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention.
  • PDP ER 180: Pet CPR and First Aid
    This course trains individuals in the skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care in pet emergencies. CPR and first aid skills for dogs and cats are emphasized through lectures, readings, and video, and then reinforced through hands-on practice on manikins. Topics include but are not limited to choking, medical emergencies, and care for injuries. Those who complete the course will be certified in Pet First Aid/CPR for two years. Class fee includes required text.
  • PDP ER 210: Wilderness First Aid
    Prereq: Adult CPR and standard first aid. An intermediate first aid course designed for anyone who spends leisure time where medical care is an hour or more away. Students learn how to recognize and treat illnesses and injuries encountered in remote locations. Those who pass a written exam and complete the course requirements earn a two year certification in Wilderness First Aid. Class fee includes the required text.
  • PDP ER 250: CPR for Healthcare Provider
    Students learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children, and infants using a resuscitation mask, bag-valve mask, and automatic external defibrillator,(AED) as well as more advanced techniques for special rescue situations. This class is equivalent to Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider. Those who pass a written exam and complete the course requirements earn a two-year certification in CPR for the Healthcare Provider. Class fee includes required text.
  • PDP ER 301: First Responder
    This ourse prepares students to manage most medical emergencies including but not limited to: respiratory and cardiac emergencies, spinal and head injuries, poisoning and overdose, shock, trauma, sudden illness, childbirth, and more. Students who attend all class sessions and pass both written and practical skill course requirements earn a two-year certification in First Responder. This class fulfills the first responder training requirement mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Class fee includes required text.
  • PDP ER 350: CPR and First Aid Instructor
    Prereq: Community CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification. This class certifies individuals to teach Adult, Child, and Infant CPR with AED, as well as Basic First Aid for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, National Safety Council, American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Class fee includes required texts.
  • PDP ER 400: Emergency Medical Technician
    This 140+ EMT course prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the National Registry of EMT's. Students learn all aspects of pre-hospital emergency care for injuries and illnesses, as well as practice patient assessment and emergecny procedures. Emergency room and ambulance observations are additional components of the course. There are no course prerequisites, but students must attend all class sessions and pass written and practical exams. Class fee includes required texts and CPR training.
  • PDP ER 406: National Core Competency Program
    This porgram meets the National Core Competency Requirements for recertification at the National Registry EMT, EMT-Basic and MA EMT-Basic level. This course also meets the requirements for the National Registry EMT-Basic to EMT transition course. It is a 20 hour course and students currently must attend dates and times of the course in order to receive the certificate. The course covers the following general topics: airway, respiration, and ventilation, cardiovascular care, trauma assessment and skills, medical assessment and skills, and EMS operations.
  • PDP FT 100: Basic Fitness Workout
    A great all-over workout for everyone; includes a warm-up, aerobic phase, strength training, stretching, cool down and floor exercises.
  • PDP FT 102: Condition and Tone
    Designed to enhance upper and lower body muscle tone. Includes a warm-up stretching phase,and floor work.
  • PDP FT 103: Fat Burn
    A high/low combo type class that will get your heart pumping and body moving to burn fat.
  • PDP FT 105: Total Body Conditioning
    Take your body to the next level by combining weight training, body weight exercises, aerobic step drills, and plyometrics training to create a high intensity, total body workout. Strength training exercises and high-intensity interval drills are performed in quick succession to maximize your calorie burn and enhance your fitness level by working your whole body.
  • PDP FT 107: Zumba
    Described as a fitness party, this fast paced aerobics class features Latin tunes and easy to follow moves will allow you to achieve long term results while having fun.
  • PDP FT 109: Cardio Cycle
    This class offers a great cardiovascular workout. With the encouragement of up-beat instructors and various cycling drills and combos you will ride your way to improved endurance.
  • PDP FT 110: Stability Ball Training
    Train the entire body using a resistance ball. Improve muscular strength, endurance, coordination, and flexibility in a low inatensity class designed for all levels.
  • PDP FT 112: Basic Weight Training Principles
    A course in the principles and methods of strength training using machine and free-weight exercises. Improve muscle strength, tone, endurance and body composition with sensible safe weight training.
  • PDP FT 113: Weight Training for Women
    A course for women who want to improve muscular strength, endurance and body composition using free-weight and machine exercises. Students design a strength program according to personal goals and objectives.