Fitness & Health

Guilford Technical Community College is pleased to offer lifelong leisure learning and personal enrichment courses to help you maintain better health. Whether you are you interested in enhancing your skills or turning them into an entrepreneurial opportunity, GTCC has a course designed for you!

Current Courses

Personal Trainer Certification Course- Hybrid

Virtual lectures and in-person practical skills labs

WITS fitness logoGet all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. Turn your fitness passion into a profession with the ONLY IN PERSON hands on practical skill labs in the industry. Our NCCA Accredited program is even approved for 3 college credits towards a degree. The scheduled virtual lectures are led by 5 star instructors. Topics will cover 15 hours on anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition and more. The in-person practical skill labs allow you to role-play and review essential "hands on skills" to master assessing clients, stretching, warm ups/cool downs, exercise analysis and programming design. The course includes the national test vouchers ($450 value) and extra access to the online video enhanced CPT course to review lectures and labs at no extra cost! W.I.T.S 30-hour optional employer internship (Level 2 Certification) helps walk you into jobs who very much value our unique certification. 

Required textbook:
Fitness Professional’s Handbook-7th Edition with Web Resource ISBN-13: 9781492523376 is available for purchase online.

An e-book is also available for purchase online: ISBN-13: 9781492535935.

You may also order the book through W.I.T.S.. (World Instructor Training Schools) by calling 1-888-330-9487. Or, you can purchase the book at the GTCC Greensboro Bookstore.

Practical skills lab sessions (in-person) are held at The Clubs of Oak Branch, 21 A Oak Branch Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407 (location is subject to change and students will be notified if so). Visit World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S...) or call 888-330-9487 for additional information and for frequently asked questions about the W.I.T.S.. course. No refunds or drop/adds are possible once the class starts.

Tuition Cost:$745; this does not include the cost for book.

Next class expected spring 2023.

Ways to Register

Students can register in one of three ways: PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED prior to attending class.

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code.
  • In Person:
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the Con Ed Registration Form.