Boston University Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
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Instruction regarding grip, posture, alignment and swinging applied to irons and woods. Classes are conducted indoors and equipment is provided.
This course will provide information focused on a structured training plan for individuals wanting to complete a marathon by the end of the semster, with the possibility of gaining official entry into the Boston Marathon. (There is no guarantee of entry into the Boston Marathon). Content will cover a review of athlete nutrition, injury prevention strategies and the creation of a training program. In addition, topics such as appropriate progression of training, incorporating speed and tempo sessions into a running program, as well as psychological aspects of distance running will be discussed. The creation of fundraising strategies to help students involved with charity running teams will also be covered. The course will meet twice a week for an hour and half. Students must have prior marathon experience and/or consistently run 15-20 miles per week.
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.
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.
Bicycles provide a fast, fun, affordable, and healthy way to get around. This course will explore the many facets of using a bicycle for transportation including rules of the road, route planning, clothing selection, cargo hauling, bicycle maintenance, and safe riding technique -- everything one needs to confidently ride a bicycle in a city. Great for foreign students who are unfamiliar with local traffic laws. This course meets for one hour a week and will be a combination of classroom lectures and on-bike practice.Required to have your own mechanically sound bicycle. Helmets will be provided if necessary.
Basic forward and backward skating, balance and control, all stops, turning forward to backward, and crossovers. Must have your own skates.
Prereq: PDP SK 101, PDP SK 103, or good skating skills. Includes stroking, edges, footwork, and turns.
Prereq: PDP SK 101. Develop turns and edge sequences and learn half rotation jumps, one and two foot spins, and pivots. Gain control, balance, and power.
Coaching and practice on single and double rotation jumps, spins (including combination and change of foot), and moves in the field. Figure skating experience required.
Prereq: PDP SK 203 or advanced figure skating skills. This class is structured toward competitive skaters and those currently on the Boston University figure skating team. Skaters will work on both short and long programs for collegiate competition, footwork for synchronized team skating, and dance. Skaters will have an opportunity to run through their programs during this time and work on their jumps and spins.
Prereq: PDP SK 101 or the equivalent. For beginning players. Improve stick handling and passing skills through drills and scrimmages. Must have own helmet with cage, gloves, and stick.