Courses

  • PDP FT 215: Advanced Conditioning
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP FT 115; FT 115
    This course will explore cardiovascular training zones more closely. Students will learn both aerobic and anaerobic training zones and methods of training each zone. Exercise form and function will be reviewed in-depth to allow participants to develop balanced total body fitness programs. Weekly workouts will include a warm-up, strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular components.
  • PDP FT 304: Fitness Instructor Training
    Prepares the student to take the group exercise instructor certification exam with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and to learn about individualized programs in health and fitness. Lectures include basic anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, and biomechanics. Practical training workshops are offered in exercise leadership, choreography, and safety.
  • PDP FT 306: Personal Trainer Certification Training
    Certification training class designed to prepare individuals for Certified Personal Trainer Examination given by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT). Includes practical and theoretical seminars in basic anatomy and exercise physiology, fitness evaluation, training program design, nutrition, teaching methods, and safety issues. Extra class fee includes text and test prep materials.
  • PDP GS 101: Fencing, Beginning
    This course will cover the rules of fencing, basic footwork, techniques, and physical training. Each class will include warm-ups and footwork, followed by fencing with electrical equipment. By the end of this course students will have a fundamental understanding of fencing and the discipline and sportsmanship that the sport requires.
  • PDP GS 108: Gymnastics, Beginning
    Students concentrate on learning general body understanding and specific skills in tumbling and on apparatus. 1 cr either semester
  • PDP GS 114: Golf, Beginning
    This is an introductory class for students wanting to learn and/or improve their golf swing. Instruction will focus on the proper fundamentals for irons and wedges. Students will develop their technique through drills and practice. Students with varying levels of experience will have the opportunity to gain new skills and refine their technique.
  • PDP GS 120: Marathon Training
    This course will provide the knowledge and physical foundation needed for students to prepare for completion of a 5K, 10K, ½ marathon or marathon. Content will cover topics such as nutrition guidelines for distance running, injury prevention, creating and evaluating a training plan, maintaining and monitoring a training log, and planning of group runs. Information on obtaining an official entry into the Boston Marathon through fundraising efforts will be provided. The course will meet once a week.
  • PDP GS 122: Boxing
    Learn boxing basics starting with stance and hand placement and proceeding to the jab, the straight right, hooks, and uppercuts. Learn how to slip, duck, and parry a jab; practice counter-punches and footwork. Get a great aerobic workout and walk away with improved self-confidence.
  • PDP GS 123: Boot Camp Plus
    A comprehensive course in real deal fitness. Work on cardio-respiratory muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. This is a tried and true workout consisitng of running drills, abdominal work, upper body strength, and enduracne exercises and walking with weight. Basic self defense skills from boxing, wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu and American Combat Karate will also be covered. Get a solid base of physical and mental training to get in superior condition that will help in all sports and outdoor activities. This will be a high level class working with all ability levels.
  • PDP GS 124: Kickboxing
    This combination of American and traditional Thai kickboxing is a full-body, high-intensity workout that challenges muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. Traditional Muay Thai uses fists, elbows, knees, and feet as tools of self-defense. Focus pads and kicking shields are used to teach correct punching and kicking techniques.
  • PDP GS 128: Table Tennis
    Instruction in basic offensive and defensive strokes in both singles and doubles play.
  • PDP GS 133: Basketball
    This is an introductory class for students wanting to learn the basic skills and rules of the game. Instruction will focus on the proper fundamentals and highlight shooting, passing, and dribbling. Students with varying levels of experience will have the opportunity to gain new skills or refine their technique through drills and practice.
  • PDP GS 138: Billiards, Beginning
    Learn basic skills and techniques (including the use of draw, follow, English, and bank shots) used in pocket billiards. The terminology, rules, and strategies of billiard games such as 8-ball, 9-ball, and cutthroat are also covered.
  • PDP GS 150: Cricket, beginning
    Beginning level course including the history and rules of cricket. Basic skills will be explored with an emphasis on batting, bowling and fielding techniques. By the end of the course, students will be familiar ith the fundamentals of cricket and be able to participate in practice games. Equipment will be provided. Spring semester only.
  • PDP GS 208: Gymnastics, Intermediate
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP GS 108.
    Prereq: PDP GS 108 or consent of the instructor. Intermediate-level students work to improve existing skills and achieve specific goals on floor and other apparatus.
  • PDP GS 222: Boxing Technique
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP GS 122.
    This class focuses on refining a student's current Boxing skills while utilizing a more technique-based conditioning component. The class will include offensive and defensive drills and will improve upon the 14 punches taught in Boxing (PDP GS 122). Students will have the ability to work on bag skills with heavy bags and manikins on occasion.
  • PDP GS 238: Billiards, Intermediate/Advanced
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP GS 138.
    An in depth look into the game of pool that includes reworking and strengthening fundamentals as well as understanding the principles and consequences of "english" and "throw", learning to "read" the table and thinking three or more position steps ahead. 1.0 cr either semester
  • PDP MA 103: Tae Kwon Do, Beginning
    An ancient Korean art of self-defense. In Beginners Tae Kwon Do, we emphasize whole body and mental fitness through training in strength and conditioning, flexibility, endurance, basic upper body and lower body techniques, which include forms, stances, punches, blocks, kicks, and strikes; basic sparring skills, forms, and self-defense techniques. The practice of Tae Kwon Do develops character through courtesy, self-control, discipline, self-confidence, patience, physical fitness, attention, mental alertness, leadership, humility, perseverance, and respect.
  • PDP MA 105: Shotokan Karate
    Introduction to the martial art of Shotokan karate and its applications for self-defense. Stresses physical conditioning and discipline. Fall semester only.
  • PDP MA 107: Beginning Kung Fu
    This beginner course will provide a general introduction to Kung Fu warm-up exercises including calisthenics and stretches, basic stances and drills and self-defense routines (forms). This course is designed to improve your physical abilities, mental toughness and provide the experience of studying Kung Fu.