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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

Fall ‘16

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 FRC L126
B1 R 10:00 am – 12:00 pm FRC L126

PDP GS 108 Gymnastics, Beginning

Fall ‘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 FRC L140

PDP GS 114 Golf, Beginning

Fall ‘16

This is an introductory class for students wanting to learn and/or improve their golf swing. Instruction will focus on the proper fundamentals for irons and wedges. Students will develop their technique through drills and practice. Students with varying levels of experience will have the opportunity to gain new skills and refine their technique.  [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 9:00 am – 10:00 am TTC ARR
B1 T 10:00 am – 11:00 am TTC ARR
C1 T 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ARR
D1 R 9:00 am – 10:00 am TTC ARR
F1 R 11:00 am – 12:00 pm TTC ARR

PDP GS 120 Marathon Training

Fall ‘16

This course will provide the knowledge and physical foundation needed for students to prepare for completion of a 5K, 10K, ½ marathon or 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.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

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

PDP GS 122 Boxing

Fall ‘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 FRC 211
B1 TR 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm FRC 211

PDP GS 123 Boot Camp Plus

Fall ‘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 FRC 211

PDP GS 124 Kickboxing

Fall ‘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 FRC 212

PDP GS 128 Table Tennis

Fall ‘16

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 FRC L140
B1 F 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm FRC L140

PDP GS 133 Basketball

Fall ‘16

This is an introductory class for students wanting to learn the basic skills and rules of the game. Instruction will focus on the proper fundamentals and highlight shooting, passing, and dribbling. Students with varying levels of experience will have the opportunity to gain new skills or refine their technique through drills and practice.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm FRC 210
B1 T 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm FRC 210

PDP GS 138 Billiards, Beginning

Fall ‘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 GSU ALLEY
B1 TR 11:00 am – 12:00 pm GSU ALLEY

PDP GS 208 Gymnastics, Intermediate

Fall ‘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 FRC L140

PDP GS 222 Boxing Technique

Fall ‘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 FRC 212

PDP GS 238 Billiards, Intermediate/Advanced

Fall ‘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 GSU ALLEY

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