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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 GS 102 Epée Fencing, Beginning

Fall ‘14

Introductory course to épée fencing--the dueling sword! Includes footwork, blade technique, and tactics. No prior fencing experience is required. Equipment is provided. 1 cr either sem  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 9:00 am – 10:00 am Blake FRC L126

PDP GS 104 Saber, Beginning

Fall ‘14

Beginning-level course on the fundamentals of modern competitive saber fencing with an emphasis on proper technique development and tactical applications. Of particular interest to theater majors as it most closely parallels armed stage combat. Equipment is provided. 1 cr either semester  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Blake FRC L126

PDP GS 106 Foil, Fencing

Fall ‘14

Includes basic techniques and tactics of modern foil fencing, a historical outline of fencing, and practice of the sport for fun, exercise, and/or competition. Equipment is provided. 1 cr either semester  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 10:00 am – 11:00 am Blake FRC L126

PDP GS 108 Gymnastics, Beginning

Fall ‘14

Students concentrate on learning general body understanding and specific skills in tumbling and on apparatus. 1 cr either semester  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lerch FRC L141

PDP GS 114 Golf, Beginning

Fall ‘14

Instruction regarding grip, posture, alignment and swinging applied to irons and woods. Classes are conducted indoors and equipment is provided.  [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 9:00 am – 10:00 am Thompson TTC ARR
B1 T 10:00 am – 11:00 am Thompson TTC ARR
C1 T 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Thompson ARR
E1 R 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Wong
F1 R 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wong TTC ARR

PDP GS 120 Marathon Training

Fall ‘14

This course will provide the knowledge and physical foundation needed for students to prepare for completion of a marathon, with the possibility of competing in the Boston 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 for one hour.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 W 8:00 am – 9:00 am Battaglino FRC 222

PDP GS 122 Boxing

Fall ‘14

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.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 11:00 am – 12:00 pm O'Brien FRC 211
B1 TR 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm O'Brien FRC 211

PDP GS 123 Boot Camp Plus

Fall ‘14

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.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 10:00 am – 11:00 am O'Brien FRC 211

PDP GS 124 Kickboxing

Fall ‘14

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.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm O'Brien FRC 212

PDP GS 128 Table Tennis

Fall ‘14

Instruction in basic offensive and defensive strokes in both singles and doubles play.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 WF 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Yang FRC L141
B1 WF 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Yang FRC L141

PDP GS 138 Billiards, Beginning

Fall ‘14

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.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 10:00 am – 11:00 am Riordan GSU ALLEY
B1 TR 10:00 am – 11:00 am Riordan GSU ALLEY

PDP GS 140 Rock Climbing

Fall ‘14

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.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 W 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Kurnas FRC ROCK
B1 F 9:00 am – 10:30 am Kurnas FRC ROCK
C1 F 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Kurnas FRC ROCK

PDP GS 150 Cricket, beginning

Fall ‘14

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.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 10:00 am – 11:00 am Ramchander FRC L141

PDP GS 208 Gymnastics, Intermediate

Fall ‘14

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.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Lerch FRC L141

PDP GS 238 Billiards, Intermediate/Advanced

Fall ‘14

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   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Riordan GSU ALLEY

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