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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, Â½ 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