FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A California college is offering a physical education class based on the popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go.
Fresno City College announced registration is now open for the four-day-a-week class, which a flyer posted on campus explains will “promote fitness through walking and catching [Pokemon] on the FCC campus.”
Students interested in the course are required to provide their own phones or other mobile devices with data plans.
“Students are responsible for all data-use charges,” the post says.
The class, which begins Oct. 17, will be taught by Oliver Germond, the college’s women’s soccer coach.
“My dean approached me about it, and at first, I thought she was joking,” Germond told the Fresno Bee. “She explained it to me, and I agreed to teach it. It’s a fun way of making a fitness class work and attracting more students to physical fitness.”