Courses

  • 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 140: Rock Climbing
    Learn all the skills necessary to pass the top rope qualifier test. Instruction will include rope management and climbing knots,belay technique, climbing commands, basic movement and safety procedures.
  • 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.
  • PDP GS 208: Gymnastics, Intermediate
    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 238: Billiards, Intermediate/Advanced
    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 101: T'ai Chi, Beginning
    A classical system of martial arts and exercise developed in China 700 years ago. It is characterized by fluid and slow movements designed to cultivate internal energy, balance yin and yang, develop body flexibility, and promote efficient and healthful body movement.
  • PDP MA 103: Tae Kwon Do, Beginning
    The practice of tae kwon do-an ancient Korean art of self-defense-develops character through self-confidence, patience, physical fitness, mental alertness, leadership, humility, 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.
  • PDP MA 107: Wing Chun Kung Fu
    Learn the Kung Fu style that Bruce Lee started off with. The only Kung Fu style developed by a woman, Wing Chun is known for its speed, use of leverage and economy of motion, which makes it an extremely practical self-defense style. Class emphasis is on developing relaxation, alignment and technique in order to untilize the body's full potential. Students will learn traditional techniques and drill them in exercises for practical application. First timers taking the class are given an introduction to the style in order to build a strong foundation while those who have taken the class before continue on with more advanced material. Material is also tailored to the needs of the students. The instructor will work with individual students to help them reach their own unique goals in fitness.
  • PDP MA 201: T'ai Chi, Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP MA 101. A classical system of martial arts and exercise developed in China 700 years ago. It is characterized by fluid and slow movements designed to cultivate internal energy, balance yin and yang, develop body flexibility, and promote efficient and healthful body movement. The intermediate class is more demanding and faster paced than the beginning class.
  • PDP MA 203: Tae Kwon Do, Intermediate
    Instruction in forms, basic skills, and sparring techniques.
  • PDP MB 101: Hatha Yoga, Beginning
    This slow, fluid, graceful exercise helps develop muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, balance, breath control, and deep relaxation.
  • PDP MB 103: Zen Meditation
    Includes sitting, breathing exercises and interactive exercise to gain insight into ourselves and be more relaxed and awake for our day-to-day life.
  • PDP MB 201: Hatha Yoga, Low Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP MB 101 or the equivalent. Deepen harmony of mind and body through gradual perfection of postures and increased attentiveness to breathing. Stress, stiffness, and weakness transform into deep relaxation.
  • PDP MB 203: Hatha Yoga, High Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP MB 201. For dedicated intermediates who wish to perfect the more difficult moves and increase their understanding of the mechanisms of the human body.
  • PDP NT 101: HEALTHY DIETING
    Just as every person is unique, every person's healthy diet must also be unique. This course will empahsize the scientific evidence about nutrition and activity for appropriate and effective weight loss and long term weight management. Participants will be guided through an assessment of their health goals, lifestyle demands and constraints, and food preferences in order to establish realistic goals for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Skills and strategies for meal planning, dining out, food shopping and recipe modification will be introduced through interactive sessions and cooking demonstrations. This class is for non-nutrition majors only.
  • PDP NT 102: Nutrition Essentials
    Just as every person is unique, every person's healthy diet must also be unique. In this course students will learn the fundamentals of nutrition and be guided through an assessment of their individual nutritional needs. Participants will develop skills and strategies to apply course concepts to their day-to-day lives and work toward their personal health and nutrition goals. Emphasis will be placed on separating nutrition fact from fiction and examining products and marketing with a critical eye. Skills and strategies for meal planning, dining out, food shopping, and recipe modification will be introduced through interactive sessions and cooking demonstrations. This class is for non-nutrition majors only.
  • PDP NT 103: Vegetarian Nutrition and Cooking
    This class is for both vegetarian and non-vegetarians who are interested in learning more about how to achieve a balanced nutritious vegetarian or vegan diet. Students will learn what their individual nutritional needs are and how to ensure they are meeting their vitamin and mineral requirements. Emphasis in class will be placed on how students can play their part in making sustainable food choices. Students will also learn how to cook vegetarian proteins via several in-class cooking demonstrations. This class is for non-nutrition majors only.
  • PDP NT 104: Healthy Cooking on a Budget
    If healthy eating was simple, affordable, and delicious, everyone would do it! How do you plan balanced meals and snacks without breaking the bank? Step 1: Understand your unique nutrition needs and the health-promoting foods that will help you meet them. Step 2: Perfect the skills and strategies for stocking a healthy kitchen, modifying favorite recipes, and basic cooking by participating in a series of interactive sessions. The end result: You will be well on your way to a lifetime of true "value meals" This class is for non-nutrition majors only.
  • PDP PE 191: R.A.D for Women
    The goal of the BUPD RAD program is to provide an easily accessible program of education and awareness for the women of Boston University. The program trains women in basic self-defense and offers them viable options when confronted with various threats of violence. There is a $10. book fee payable to the instructor at class. Instructors are members of the BU Police.