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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

Fall ‘14

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 either semester  [ 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 Uminski FRC L116
C1 TR 10:00 am – 11:00 am Tang FRC L116
D1 TR 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Kreiser FRC L116

PDP AQ 110 Aqua Aerobics

Fall ‘14

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

Fall ‘14

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 Chatterjee FRC L114
C1 TR 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Kreiser FRC L114

PDP AQ 210 Springboard Diving

Fall ‘14

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

Fall ‘14

Prereq: 200-yard swim test and 10 minute float. Course includes all pool and academic training to become scuba certified. Pool equipment is provided. Book fee: $85.00 and lab fee is $50.00. Open water dives, necessary to become certified, will be offered by instructor for an additional fee of $275.00. Purchase of personal gear is required for open water dives.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 8:30 am – 10:30 am Easa FRC L118

PDP AQ 301 Fitness Swim

Fall ‘14

Prereq: ability to swim 200 yards continuously and competence in freestyle, backstroke and breastroke. 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 strenght sets. Class will be divided into groups of intermedaite swimmers and more advanced swimmers with competitive backgrounds. The instructor will also critique and help improve students strokes. Students will be taught starts and butterfly if they do not already know these skills.   [ 1 cr. ]

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

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