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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.

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PDP GS 100 Beginning Volleyball

Fall ‘17

Learn and practice techniques used in power volleyball: bump passing, setting, spiking, digging, and serving. Various drills will be used to encourage skill improvement. Class time will be split between drills and practice in class scrimmages. (If unsure about which level you belong in, please register for a lower level as it is easier to move you up than down). 1 cr. either sem. 1 cr. either sem.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 9:55 am – 10:45 am Wong FRC 212A

PDP GS 101 Fencing, Beginning

Fall ‘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 TR 9:55 am – 10:45 am TBA FRC L126
B1 TR 11:00 am – 11:50 am TBA FRC L126

PDP GS 107 Beginning Badminton

Fall ‘17

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. either sem.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 R 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Guan FRC L140

PDP GS 108 Gymnastics, Beginning

Fall ‘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 12:35 pm – 2:05 pm Ferrante FRC L140

PDP GS 110 Beginning Tennis

Fall ‘17

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 M 9:05 am – 9:55 am Hibbard TTC CRT
B1 M 9:55 am – 10:45 am Hibbard TTC CRT
C1 M 11:05 am – 11:55 am Hibbard TTC CRT
D1 M 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm Hibbard TTC CRT
E1 M 1:15 pm – 2:05 pm Hibbard TTC CRT

PDP GS 111 Beginning Racquetball

Fall ‘17

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 W 8:55 am – 9:45 am Hibbard FRC RAC5
B1 W 9:55 am – 10:45 am Hibbard FRC RAC6
C1 W 11:05 am – 11:55 am Hibbard FRC RAC5

PDP GS 112 Beginning Squash

Fall ‘17

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 bio-mechanical 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 MW 1:25 pm – 2:15 pm Packard FRC SQ1

PDP GS 114 Intro to Golf

Fall ‘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 CRT
B1 T 9:55 am – 10:45 am Wong TTC CRT
C1 T 11:00 am – 11:50 am Wong TTC CRT
D1 R 9:00 am – 9:50 am Wong TTC CRT
E1 R 9:55 am – 10:45 am Wong TTC CRT
F1 R 11:00 am – 11:50 am Wong TTC CRT

PDP GS 120 Marathon Training

Fall ‘17

This course will provide the knowledge and physical foundation needed for students to prepare for completion of a 5K, 10K, ? 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 Battaglino FRC 222

PDP GS 122 Boxing

Fall ‘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 9:55 am – 10:45 am O'Brien FRC 211A
B1 TR 11:00 am – 11:50 am O'Brien FRC 211B

PDP GS 123 Boot Camp Plus

Fall ‘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 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm O'Brien FRC 211A

PDP GS 124 Kickboxing

Fall ‘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 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm O'Brien FRC 211B

PDP GS 128 Table Tennis

Fall ‘17

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

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 1:25 pm – 2:15 pm Cheung FRC L140
B1 F 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm TBA FRC L140

PDP GS 133 Beginning Basketball

Fall ‘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 209A

PDP GS 138 Billiards, Beginning

Fall ‘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 200 Intermediate Volleyball

Fall ‘17

Intermediate/advanced class intended for those who have had exposure to competitive volleyball. Students are expected to be able to serve/pass/set consistently, be able to hit roll shots, and be familiar with the 4-2 rotation. Basic skills are briefly reviewed and practiced, but students are expected to already be familiar with them. Various offenses and defenses (5- 1 and 6-2 may be taught and incorporated into class scrimmages). Class time will be primarily spent on implementing skills during scrimmages. (If unsure about which level you belong in, please register for a lower level as it is easier to move you up than down). 1 cr. either sem.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Wong FRC 212B

PDP GS 208 Gymnastics, Intermediate

Fall ‘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 12:35 pm – 2:05 pm Ferrante FRC L140

PDP GS 210 Intermediate Tennis

Fall ‘17

Course is designed to review and expand skills learned in Beginning Tennis (GS 110). 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 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm Hibbard TTC CRT
B1 W 1:15 pm – 2:05 pm Hibbard TTC CRT

PDP GS 212 Intermediate Squash

Fall ‘17

Experienced players who have mastered the fundamentals are encouraged to try our Intermediate Class. Sequential-shot exercises designed to isolate regions of the court are blended with 2- and 3-shot option drills to simulate real-time match play. Tricky trouble-spots and common errors are re-assessed and players will score and referee each other to better understand interference situations as well as proper clearing (deciding lets and strokes); short round-robin games will typically round-out each session. Loose athletic clothing, non-marking sneakers and lensed polycarbonate eye- protection are required.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm Packard FRC SQ1

PDP GS 222 Boxing Technique

Fall ‘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 2:25 pm – 3:15 pm O'Brien FRC 211A

PDP GS 238 Billiards, Intermediate/Advanced

Fall ‘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

PDP GS 300 Advanced Volleyball

Fall ‘17

Advanced class intended for those who have had years of exposure to competitive volleyball. Students are expected to be able to serve/pass/set/hit consistently and be familiar with 5-1 and 6-2 rotations. Intermediate skills are reviewed and practiced and complex offenses and defenses are incorporated into class scrimmages. Class time will be primarily spent on practicing skills during scrimmages. (If unsure about which level you belong in, please register for a lower level as it is easier to move you up than down). 1 cr. either sem.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 R 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Wong FRC 212B

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