Courses

The listing of a course description here does not guarantee a course’s being offered in a particular semester. Please refer to the published schedule of classes on the Student Link for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

  • PDP FT 115: Basic Conditioning
    Exercise form and function will be reviewed in depth to allow participants to develop balanced total body fitness programs. Weekly workouts will include a warm-up, strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular components.
  • PDP FT 125: Principles of High Intensity Interval Training
    This class is a mix of interval training, weightlifting, gymnastics and mobility exercises to increase participants overall fitness capacity. You will learn the principles and benefits of HIIT training.
  • PDP FT 130: Boxing
    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.
  • PDP FT 131: Boot Camp
    A comprehensive course in real deal fitness. Work on cardio-respiratory muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. This is a tried and true workout consisting of running drills, abdominal work, upper body strength, and endurance 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.
  • PDP FT 132: Kickboxing
    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.
  • PDP FT 140: Marathon Training
    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.
  • PDP FT 230: Boxing Technique
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP FT 130.
    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 FT 130). Students will have the ability to work on bag skills with heavy bags and manikins on occasion.
  • PDP FT 306: Personal Trainer Certification Prep
    This class is designed to prepare you to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT) Certified Personal Trainer Examination. You will learn how to design safe and effective exercise programs and provide the guidance to help clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals. The course includes practical and theoretical seminars in basic anatomy and exercise physiology, fitness evaluation, exercise program design, nutrition, teaching methods, and safety issues. It is required that to successfully pass the NSCA Personal Trainer exam you must purchase the Essentials of Personal Training 2nd Edition by NSCA - National Strength & Conditioning Association, Roger W. Earle (Editor). The textbook fee is $100 which must be paid on the FitRec website by the first class. Individuals who successfully complete this course and pass the NSCA Personal Training Certification may be given an opportunity to personal train FitRec members or teach PDP fitness classes. 2 cr. Either sem.
  • PDP GS 100: Beginning Volleyball
    This course is designed for beginners who have either no experience to only a few years of limited experience. Learn and practice techniques used in power volleyball: bump passing, setting, spiking, digging, and serving. Various drills will be used to encourage skill improvement.
  • PDP GS 101: Fencing, Beginning
    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.
  • PDP GS 107: Beginning Badminton
    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.
  • PDP GS 108: Gymnastics, Beginning
    Students concentrate on learning general body understanding and specific skills in tumbling and on apparatus. 1 cr either semester
  • PDP GS 110: Beginning Tennis
    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.
  • PDP GS 111: Beginning Racquetball
    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.
  • PDP GS 112: Beginning Squash
    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.
  • PDP GS 114: Intro to Golf
    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.
  • PDP GS 128: Table Tennis
    Instruction in basic offensive and defensive strokes in both singles and doubles play.
  • PDP GS 133: Beginning Basketball
    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.
  • 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.
  • PDP GS 190: Low Intermediate Volleyball
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP GS 100.
    Low Intermediate Volleyball is intended for those who completed the Beginner Volleyball course or have had some exposure to competitive volleyball and are able to pass/set/hit and serve. This class is designed to refine these skills and develop more consistency. Various offenses and defensive rotations will be introduced and incorporated into class scrimmages. Class time will be divided between drills to refine basics and implementing skills during scrimmages. Students who are unsure about their skill level and which class to sign up for should sign up for a level lower.