Courses

  • PDP MA 203: Tae Kwon Do, Intermediate
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MA 103.
    Students who have completed Beginners Tae Kwon Do course or have prior experience in Tae Kwon Do or related martial arts, can continue training in Intermediate Tae Kwon Do. In Intermediate Tae Kwon Do, students will continue to train whole body and mental fitness as in Beginners Tae Kwon Do, and at a higher level and higher intensity of training in strength and conditioning, flexibility, and endurance. Students will also learn more advanced and finer basic upper body and lower body techniques, in forms, stances, punches, blocks, strikes, kicks, spinning kicks, jumping kicks; sparring techniques and strategies, forms, and self-defense. 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 207: Intermediate Kung Fu
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MA 107.
    Prereq: MA 107 or equivalent Kung Fu training.This course will provide a continuing foundation for learning Kung Fu through warm-up exercises (calisthenics/stretches), basic stances and drills, self-defense routines (forms) and general commands in Cantonese. Students will improve their physical abilities, mental toughness and be provided with a rewarding experience reinforcing their studies and increasing their skills with new material.
  • PDP MB 100: 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 MB 101: Hatha Yoga, Beginning
    This slow, fluid, graceful exercise helps develop muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, balance, breath control, and deep relaxation.
  • PDP MB 102: Ashtanga Yoga
    The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga is a beginner level sequence of yoga postures linked with movement and breath, designed to bring strength, flexibility and stamina to the body and tranquility to the mind. The class features a warm-up sequence including sun salutations, the first half of Primary Series, relaxation techniques and meditation.
  • 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 104: Sivananda Yoga
    In addition to a typical class with breathing exercises, sun salutations, 12 basic asanas and deep relaxation, the focus is on mastery of the asanas from which variations are then added to further deepen the practice. These asanas allow for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet. Additional variations may also be taught.
  • PDP MB 105: Gentle Restorative Yoga
    This is a hatha/kripalu style class with the focus on breathing, long periods of holding postures, and variations of posture flows that are gentler on the neck, wrists, knees, and back. Each class will focus on posture options to protect students that have chronic pain or are working through an injury and using breathing techniques to ease into a meditative mindset. The end of class concludes with a 10 minute savasana.
  • PDP MB 110: Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga
    Often called "Flow" yoga, Vinyasa Yoga links breath and movement while "flowing" through a series of poses. These classes will move through poses more quickly than Hatha Yoga, but are less strenuous than Power Yoga. Classes will work to improve strength, flexibility and balance while promoting relaxation and stress release.
  • PDP MB 201: Hatha Yoga, Low Intermediate
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MB 101.
    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 202: Ashtanga Yoga, Intermediate
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MB 102.
    Prereq: PDP MB 102 or prior yoga experience and ability. Students will be guided through the energizing and flowing sequence of postures that comprise the full Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, including intermediate backbends, arm balances, and inversions. For those who wish to experience new potentials of strength and flexibility.
  • PDP MB 203: Hatha Yoga, High Intermediate
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MB 201.
    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 MB 204: Sivananda Yoga, Intermediate
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MB 104.
    Prereq: MB 104 or equivalent yoga training. In addition to a typical class with breathing exercises, sun salutations, 12 basic asanas and deep relaxation, the focus is on mastery of the asanas from which variations are then added to further deepen the practice. These asanas allow for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet. Additional variations may also be taught.
  • 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 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 OE 100: Snowboarding/Downhill Skiing
    Instruction provided for beginning through intermediate skill levels of skiing and snowboarding. Class fee covers transportation to and from Nashoba Valley Ski Area and lift tickets for each of the four weeks. Equipment rentals are available.
  • PDP OE 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 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.
  • PDP SK 101: Basic Skating
    Basic forward and backward skating, balance and control, all stops, turning forward to backward, and crossovers. Must have your own skates.
  • PDP SK 103: Figure Skating
    Prereq: PDP SK 101 or PDP SK 102. Develop turns and edge sequences and learn half rotation jumps, one and two foot spins, and pivots. Gain control, balance, and power.