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Students to earn college credit for playing Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go

The University of Idaho will now offer a physical activity class called Pop Culture Games which will get students out and about on campus in search of Pikachu, Charmander and their friends.


The aim is to not just have fun but to also build teamwork and leadership skills as students go out in the sun for a healthy dose of exercise.


Chair of the Department of Movement Sciences Philip Scruggs said: “It’s a great way to engage youth through adults and a great way to engage families in active games together. Out interest is to turn folks on to an active lifestyle and that can be achieved in endless ways.”


Scruggs added that they are hoping to capture the interest in Pokemon Go and other active games.


So far, Pokemania has overtaken the global community with more than 75 million downloads to date.



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