Courses

  • PDP FT 114: Basic Fitness Principles
    A course in fitness training principles and methods that will enable you to design your own fitness routine.
  • PDP FT 202: Athletic Conditioning
    A challenging workout consisting of high and low intensity sport specific exercises. This class focuses on speed, power, agility and strength.
  • PDP FT 205: Bosu Blast
    This high-intensity class provides a challenging workout using the Bosu Ball. It offers total body conditioning to improve strength, endurance and balance.
  • PDP FT 207: Zumba, Advanced
    Described as a fitness party, this fast paced aerobics class featuring Latin tunes and easy to follow moves will allow you to achieve long term results while having fun. The advanced class incorporates basic moves from the Basic Zumba class and adds more difficult moves.
  • PDP FT 209: Advanced Cardio Cycle
    This high-intensity cycle class will push your limits with bike sprints, runs, and hill climbs. The advanced class builds upon moves learned from the cardio cycle class and adds more demanding intervals.
  • PDP FT 212: Advanced Weight Training
    The objective of this class is to educate and assist in creating an individual resistance training program. Class combines learn-by-doing workshops with classroom presentations on strength training principles. The advanced class incorporates basic exercise techniques learned from the basic weight training class.
  • PDP FT 301: Cardio Kickboxing
    A great cardiovascular workout. Kick off the fat and punch off the pounds. Martial arts and kickboxing are combined to increase muscular strength, cardiovascular conditioning, coordination and balance.
  • PDP FT 302: Cardio Boxing
    Learn the basics of boxing and achieve an overall optimum level of fitness. Set to music, this intensive workout includes abdominal strengthening exercises.
  • PDP FT 304: Group Exercise 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 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 102: Epée Fencing, Beginning
    Introductory course to épée fencing--the dueling sword! Includes footwork, blade technique, and tactics. No prior fencing experience is required. Equipment is provided. 1 cr either sem
  • PDP GS 104: Saber, Beginning
    Beginning-level course on the fundamentals of modern competitive saber fencing with an emphasis on proper technique development and tactical applications. Of particular interest to theater majors as it most closely parallels armed stage combat. Equipment is provided. 1 cr either semester
  • PDP GS 106: Foil, Fencing
    Includes basic techniques and tactics of modern foil fencing, a historical outline of fencing, and practice of the sport for fun, exercise, and/or competition. Equipment is provided. 1 cr either semester
  • 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
    Instruction regarding grip, posture, alignment and swinging applied to irons and woods. Classes are conducted indoors and equipment is provided.
  • PDP GS 120: Marathon Training
    This course will provide the knowledge and physical foundation needed for students to prepare for completion of a marathon, with the possibility of competing in the Boston 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 for one hour.
  • 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.