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 want to enhance your skills or turn 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 course is for candidates who want LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills and knowledge. Our veteran teachers share all the dos and don'ts of working with clients.

The course is 15 hours (five weeks at three hours a week) of in-person lectures on key topics such as 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 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. Available at online booksellers.

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 Road, 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 (does not include the cost of the book)

Contact Personal and Professional Enrichment at (336) 334-4822, ext. 55021 or for more information.

Ways to Register

Students can register in one of three ways: REGISTRATION is REQUIRED before 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 Con Ed Registration Form from the website, and mail it to GTCC, P.O. Box 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282.