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

Certified Personal Trainer
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. The personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally certified personal trainer. The collegiate course is for candidates wanting in-depth instruction and hands-on experience with a top veteran instructor to master the career skills and knowledge to be a successful trainer. The course consists of fifteen hours of lecture with key topics that include impedances, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment, in addition to fifteen hours of hands-on practical training labs with role-playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, etc. to master the position professionally.

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 are held at The Clubs @ Greensboro Green Valley, 1909 Lendew Street, 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:$700, this does not include the cost for book.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GU2 Personal Fitness Certification 5/30/20 - 6/27/20 S 9:00 am  - 4:00 pm Greensboro /The Clubs @ Greensboro Green Valley CEC 205 Click Here




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

  • Online: Register
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  • 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