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Aug 14 2016
by Madeleine Williamson

You Can Get College Credit For Playing Pokemon Go At This University

By Madeleine Williamson - Aug 14 2016
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Many college students dread knocking out a required PE credit. But students at Fresno City College in Fresno, California may be a bit more excited than the rest of us. This fall, the school will offer a course centered around Pokemon Go, USA Today reported Thursday.

The school already boasts many Pokestops and Pokemon Go gyms, so it’s a prime spot to play. Campus maps distributed to students this semester will show Pokestops and gym locations. The college is taking advantage of this to create a new PE course. Walking — while trying to catch ‘em all, of course — will be a big part of the class. It will feature other cardio activities as well.

“It’s a fun way of making a fitness class work and attracting more students to physical fitness,” said Oliver Germond, who will teach the course.

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Madeleine Williamson - DePaul University

Madeleine Williamson is a freshman at DePaul University majoring in journalism and minoring in political science and Spanish. She loves tea, stationery and exploring her new hometown of Chicago.

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