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

Virtual lectures and in-person practical skills labs

WITS fitness logoGet all the information needed to start an exciting successful career as a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with in-in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills & knowledge. Our veteran teachers share all the do's and don'ts in working with clients. The course consist of 15 hours (5 weeks @ 3 hours a week) of in-person lectures on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessments. The best part of the course is the 15 hour of hands-on practical training labs at the fitness center. You will role-play with assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more. The course includes the national test vouchers ($450 value) and access to the personal trainer course to use to review and study for the national exam at no additional cost. 

Required textbook:
Fitness Professional’s Handbook-7th Edition with Web Resource $99.00 ISBN-13: 9781492523376 is available for purchase online.

An e-book is also available for purchase online $74 ISBN-13: 9781492535935.

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:$895; this does not include the cost for book.


Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-AE2 Certified Personal Trainer 6/6/23 - 7/15/23




6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.



The Clubs

CEC 152 A/B



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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.