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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 Epee Fencing, Beginning

Sprg ‘16

Introductory course to epee 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 Choun FRC L126

PDP GS 104 Saber, Beginning

Sprg ‘16

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 Choun FRC L126

PDP GS 106 Foil, Fencing

Sprg ‘16

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 Choun FRC L126

PDP GS 108 Gymnastics, Beginning

Sprg ‘16

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 ARR

PDP GS 114 Golf, Beginning

Sprg ‘16

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 Wong TTC ARR
B1 T 10:00 am – 11:00 am Wong TTC ARR
C1 T 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Wong TTC ARR
D1 R 10:00 am – 11:00 am Wong TTC ARR
E1 R 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Wong TTC ARR
F1 R 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Wong TTC ARR

PDP GS 116 Golf for Women

An introductory course for women with little or no experience in golf. Instruction on stance, grip, and swing as applied to woods and irons; rules, scoring, and etiquette. Class and golf course sessions. Equipment is provided; however, students may use their own.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

PDP GS 120 Marathon Training

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. ]

PDP GS 122 Boxing

Sprg ‘16

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

Sprg ‘16

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

Sprg ‘16

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

Sprg ‘16

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

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 10:00 am – 11:00 am Xu FRC L141A
B1 TR 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Cheung FRC L141A

PDP GS 130 Fundamentals of Soccer

This class includes the introduction and execution of the technical components of soccer. These skills will be combined with game play and tactical instruction.   [ 1 cr. ]

PDP GS 132 Soccer Skills

Basic soccer skills and theories through interactive drills and activities. Training programs such as the Coerver skills method and Ajax Fundamentals are just two of the many theories presented.   [ 1 cr. ]

PDP GS 133 Basketball, Beg

Beginning basketball is an introductory class in the sport for people of all skill levels. Though the class will be geared mostly towards the fundamentals of the game, people with varying levels of experience will have the opportunity to gain new skills and drills for their own play or coaching use.   [ 1 cr. ]

PDP GS 136 Archery

Indoor target shooting for beginning through advanced archers. Instruction in technique as well as equipment selection, care, and maintenance. Equipment is provided; however, students may use their own.   [ 1 cr. ]

PDP GS 138 Billiards, Beginning

Sprg ‘16

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 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Riordan GSU ALLEY
B1 TR 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Riordan GSU ALLEY

PDP GS 140 Rock Climbing

Sprg ‘16

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

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. ]

PDP GS 206 Fencing, Intermediate

Prereq: PDP GS 104 and PDP GS 106. Practical fencing, advanced techniques, and bouting experience.   [ 1 cr. ]

PDP GS 208 Gymnastics, Intermediate

Sprg ‘16

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 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lerch FRC ARR

PDP GS 214 Golf,intermediate

Swing basics will be reinforced and applied to specialty shots. Self-diagnosis and correction of swing flaws will be emphasized. Classes will be conducted indoors and equipment will be provided.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

PDP GS 220 Marathon Training II

Sprg ‘16

This course will provide information focused on a structured training plan for individuals wanting to complete a marathon by the end of the semster, with the possibility of gaining official entry into the Boston Marathon. (There is no guarantee of entry into the Boston Marathon). Content will cover a review of athlete nutrition, injury prevention strategies and the creation of a training program. In addition, topics such as appropriate progression of training, incorporating speed and tempo sessions into a running program, as well as psychological aspects of distance running will be discussed. The creation of fundraising strategies to help students involved with charity running teams will also be covered. The course will meet twice a week for an hour and half. Students must have prior marathon experience and/or consistently run 15-20 miles per week.   [ 2 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 8:00 am – 9:30 am Battaglino FRC 222

PDP GS 222 Boxing Technique

Sprg ‘16

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.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm O'Brien FRC 212

PDP GS 238 Billiards, Intermediate/Advanced

Sprg ‘16

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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