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Take an aquatics 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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PDP AQ 101 Beginning Swim

Sprg ‘15

For those who have had little or no swimming experience. Instruction in basic swimming skills for beginners to advanced beginners. Learn and improve the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Work at your own pace with individualized guidance from the instructor.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 9:00 am – 10:00 am Chatterjee FRC L116
B1 MW 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Kreiser FRC L116
E1 TR 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Kreiser FRC L116

PDP AQ 110 Aqua Aerobics

Sprg ‘15

A total body workout designed to increase cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility in a low-impact environment.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Kreiser FRC L116

PDP AQ 201 Swimming, Stroke Improvement

Sprg ‘15

For swimmers who have a solid understanding of the crawl stroke and are familiar with backstroke and breaststroke. Students learn drills for skill improvement. Emphasis is on body form, stroke efficiency, and conditioning in all the strokes.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 10:00 am – 11:00 am Lie FRC L114
B1 TR 9:00 am – 10:00 am Lie FRC L114

PDP AQ 210 Springboard Diving

Sprg ‘15

Introduction to basic board work, including somersaults and twisting. Open to both beginning and experienced divers.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Miller FRC L114

PDP AQ 220 Scuba

Sprg ‘15

Prereq: 200-yard swim test and 10 minute float. Course includes all pool and academic training to become scuba certified. Pool equipment is provided. Lab fee: $50. Additional fees due to instructor: $85 for books. Open water dives, necessary to become certified, will be offered by instructor for $275. Purchase or rental of personal gear, wetsuit, mask, and fins is required for open water dives. If students choose to do their open water dive elsewhere, a $45 referral certificate must be purchased.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 8:30 am – 10:30 am Easa FRC L118
B1 F 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Easa FRC L118

PDP AQ 301 Fitness Swim

Sprg ‘15

Prereq: Ability to swim 200 yards continuously and competence in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. For intermediate and advanced swimmers who want to improve their fitness and technique through workouts and drills. The class will focus on applying the basics of fitness swimming, including technique drills, flip turns, reading a pace clock and interval training that includes endurance, speed and strength sets. Coached workouts are provided for more advanced swimmers.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 9:00 am – 10:00 am Lie FRC L114
B1 TR 10:00 am – 11:00 am Hattori FRC L114

PDP AQ 320 Lifeguard Training

Sprg ‘15

Prereq: Must be at least 15 years old and pass the swim test given by the instructor at the first class. This American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course emphasizes professionalism, accident prevention, surveillance, victim recognition, and equipment-based rescues. Students who pass the practical and written exams receive certification which includes Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPR/AED. Lab fee: $100.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Laffey FRC L118

PDP AQ 330 Water Safety Instructor

Sprg ‘15

Prereq: Must be at least 16 years old and pass the swim test given by the instructor at the first class. This certification class will prepare students to become American Red Cross certified swim instructors. Students who pass a written exam and practical skills test receive certification in American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Lab fee: $115.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wong FRC L118

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