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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 101 Fencing, Beginning

Sprg ‘17

This course will cover the rules of fencing, basic footwork, techniques, and physical training. Each class will include warm-ups and footwork, followed by fencing with electrical equipment. By the end of this course students will have a fundamental understanding of fencing and the discipline and sportsmanship that the sport requires.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Choun FRC L128
B1 R 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Choun FRC L126

PDP GS 108 Gymnastics, Beginning

Sprg ‘17

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 L140

PDP GS 114 Intro to Golf

Sprg ‘17

This is an introductory class for beginners wanting to learn and/or improve their golf swing. Instruction will focus on the proper fundamentals for both full swing and short game. Students will develop their skills each week and learn how the great game of golf is played.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 9:00 am – 9:50 am Wong TTC GYM
B1 T 9:55 am – 10:45 am Wong TTC GYM
C1 R 11:00 am – 11:50 am Wong TTC GYM
F1 T 11:00 am – 11:50 am Wong TTC CRT1

PDP GS 122 Boxing

Sprg ‘17

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 211B
B1 TR 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm O'Brien FRC 211B

PDP GS 123 Boot Camp Plus

Sprg ‘17

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 211B

PDP GS 124 Kickboxing

Sprg ‘17

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 211B

PDP GS 128 Table Tennis

Sprg ‘17

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

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lee FRC L140
B1 F 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lee FRC L140

PDP GS 133 Beginning Basketball

Sprg ‘17

This is an introductory class for beginners wanting to learn the basic skills and rules of the game. Instruction will focus on the proper fundamentals including shooting, passing, and dribbling. Students will develop their skills each week and have the opportunity to apply them in 5-on-5 scrimmage games.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Wong FRC 210A

PDP GS 138 Billiards, Beginning

Sprg ‘17

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 11:15 am – 12:05 pm Riordan GSU B03
B1 TR 11:15 am – 12:05 pm Riordan GSU B03

PDP GS 150 Cricket, beginning

Sprg ‘17

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. Spring semester only.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 11:15 am – 12:05 pm Srivatsa FRC L140

PDP GS 208 Gymnastics, Intermediate

Sprg ‘17

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 L140

PDP GS 220 Marathon Training II

Sprg ‘17

This course will provide information focused on a structured training plan for individuals wanting to complete a marathon by the end of the semester. Content will cover a review of nutrition for distance runners, injury prevention strategies and the creation of a training program. In addition, topics such as appropriate progression of training, incorporating speed, hill repeats and tempo runs into a training program, as well as psychological aspects of distance running will be discussed. The course will meet twice a week. Students must have prior marathon experience and/or consistently run 15-20 miles per week and/or have completed Marathon Training.   [ 2 cr. ]

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

PDP GS 222 Boxing Technique

Sprg ‘17

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 212A

PDP GS 238 Billiards, Intermediate/Advanced

Sprg ‘17

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 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 10:10 am – 11:55 am Riordan GSU B03

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