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Take a Health & Nutrition class for academic credit

PDP credit courses are a great way for students to schedule a workout into their academic weeks or balance their course loads. From swimming to group fitness to dance, BU offers something for everyone! Classes generally meet once or twice a week, for varying times. Most are held in BU’s new, state-of-the-art Fitness and Recreation Center. Register for your class on StudentLink, and then pay fees (if necessary) on My FitRec.

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Health & Nutrition classes offered this semester:


PDP NT 102 Nutrition Essentials

Fall ‘14

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.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 W 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Reynolds FRC 221
B1 W 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Reynolds FRC 221

PDP NT 103 Vegetarian Nutrition and Cooking

Fall ‘14

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.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Butler FRC 221

PDP NT 104 Healthy Cooking on a Budget

Fall ‘14

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.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Butler FRC 221
B1 R 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Ferraro FRC 221
C1 R 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Ferraro FRC 221

PDP PE 191 R.A.D for Women

Fall ‘14

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.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Burke FRC L141

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