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!

Frequently Asked Questions

National Certified Personal Trainer Course

The W.I.T.S.. Certified Personal Trainer is NCCA Accredited and includes the bonus national test voucher to take the exams to work in the field.

Whether you are interested in a career move or gaining personal knowledge, this course will provide all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Employers of all sizes are in need of top new talent and the W.I.T.S.. has collaborated locally with those clubs to hire our graduates. Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare for this profession and turn your passion into a profession. 

This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with 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 consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessments. The best part of the course is the 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs. You will role-play with assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more. Register today in one of the hottest growing professions in North America.

 Optional Class / Learning Method: 

  1. Hybrid Certified Personal Trainer has the lectures online & the LIVE hands on practical labs at the Fitness Center with our in-person class. You can register for the same tuition so it fits your schedule!
Level 1 – Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete the written and practical exams. CPR/AED required.
Level 2 – Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams followed by a 30-hour internship to help connect with local employers.

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 sessions (if face to face) are held at The Clubs @ Greensboro Green Valley, 1909 Lendew St., Greensboro. One hour is allowed for a lunch break. 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 has begun. Tuition Cost:$745; this does not include the cost for book.


Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GU3 Personal Fitness Trainer Certification 9/25/21 - 10/23/21



9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00pm - 4:00 pm Online/Fitness Center Online Register Now


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:
    • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the form here: Con Ed Registration Form