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Take a court sports 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 CS 101 Volleyball, Beginning

Fall ‘15

Learn and practice techniques used in power volleyball: bump, set, spike, dig, and serve. Various drills encourage skill improvement. Ample time is provided for practice in class scrimmages. 1cr either sem  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 10:00 am – 11:00 am Odemwingie FRC 212

PDP CS 106 Tennis, Beginning

Fall ‘15

Introduction to the rules and fundamental practices of tennis including basic strokes, techniques, and playing in game situations. Tennis is played on the outdoor tennis courts at the Case Center when seasonally appropriate, then moves to indoor courts at the Track and Tennis Center.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 9:00 am – 10:00 am Hibbard CSE T/CRT
B1 F 10:00 am – 11:00 am Hibbard CSE T/CRT
C1 F 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Hibbard CSE T/CRT
D1 F 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Hibbard CSE T/CRT
E1 F 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hibbard CSE T/CRT

PDP CS 108 Badminton, Beginner

Fall ‘15

This course will allow the students to understand the basics of badminton. It will introduce the old and new type of scoring in games, different hand grips, footwork, and badminton ranking. The students mainly focus on one type of hand grip, which is called the basic grip. This grip will allow students to perform different types of shots, enabling them to compete with players in the C division.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 R 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Guan FRC ARR

PDP CS 109 Racquetball, Beginning

Fall ‘15

Course is designed for players to learn the basics of racquetball. Each week players will be introduced to a new skill that will be stressed in interactive play. Racquets, goggles and balls are provided. Appropriate footwear is required.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Hibbard FRC L204
B1 F 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hibbard FRC L204
C1 W 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Hibbard FRC L204

PDP CS 111 Squash, Fundamentals

Fall ‘15

This course provides an introduction to basic stroke mechanics and rules of the game. Strength, flexibility and fitness for the beginner are all considered through the lens of "racquet skill acquisition". By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate better ball-control and efficient movement around the court. Perennial trouble spots on the court and common biomechanical errors are assessed and short, round-robin competition will round-out each session. Loose, athletic clothing and non- marking sneakers are required. Racquets, balls, and lensed polycarbonate eye-protection will be available at no cost from the pro shop.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Packard FRC L202

PDP CS 201 Power Volleyball

Fall ‘15

Intermediate/advanced class intended for those who have had exposure to competitive volleyball. Basic skills are reviewed and practiced, and various offenses and defenses are incorporated into class scrimmages.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Odemwingie FRC 212

PDP CS 206 Tennis, Intermediate

Fall ‘15

Course is designed to review and expand skills learned in Beginning Tennis (CS 106). Students will build on fundamental strokes and techniques with lessons on topspin, slicing and utilizing them in interactive play and match situations.  [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 W 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Hibbard CSE T/CRT
B1 W 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hibbard CSE T/CRT

PDP CS 301 Volleyball, Advanced

Fall ‘15

Advanced class intended for those who have had years of exposure to competitive volleyball. Intermediate skills are reviewed and practiced and complex offenses and defenses are incorporated into class scrimmages.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Odemwingie FRC 212

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