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-GU1 Personal Fitness Certification 2/13/21 - 3/13/21 S 9:00 am  - 4:00 pm Greensboro /The Clubs @ Greensboro Green Valley CEC 216 Register Now

 NEW! W.I.T.S. Online Workshops CEC's/CEU's

Are you already a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer? Do you need continuing education credits to renew your certification or advance your career in fitness training? GTCC has partnered with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S..) to provide continuing education online training.  Register today!

Building Blocks of Sport and Exercise Nutrition - 2 CEC's/CEU's  - $69.95

This course provides students the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and practical sport-related knowledge. You will become familiar with how the building blocks of sport and exercise nutrition can affect your clients on a daily basis.

Sport and Exercise Nutrition: Special Considerations - 2 CEC's/CEU's - $69.95

Expand on your knowledge of nutrition basics for application to sport and exercise. You will learn essential sport-related information to assist your clients in achieving optimal results.

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition - 6 CEC's/CEU's  - $150.00

This course will help you not only improve your fitness, health and performance, but also help your clients become more successful in meeting their sport-related fitness goals. You will learn the foundational principles of nutrition while applying practical sport-related knowledge.

Exercise Program Design for Special Populations - 6 CEC's/CEU's - $150.00

Personal fitness trainers and people interested in improving health and fitness will learn how to design safe and effective exercise programs by learning more about challenges associated with chronic health issues.

Nutritional Concepts - 6 CEC's/CEU's  - $150.00

As a fitness professional, you should have a foundational knowledge of nutrition and nutritional concepts. You will become familiar with the principles of diet planning, government standards, and food labeling and the biological functions and food sources of each nutrient.

Youth Fitness Foundations 2.0 - 9 CEC's/CEU's - $195.00

This informative course will provide you with a core knowledge foundation in Youth Fitness topics. This course will help fitness professionals understand the physical and psychological differences between children and adults and provide them with the tools necessary to design effective and appropriate programs for a growing audience.

Senior Fitness Specialist Foundations - 12 CEC's/CEU's  -  $195.00

This class is for health and fitness professionals wanting to gain knowledge, training, and competency to assess fitness levels, design fitness programs and provide motivating exercise instruction for older adults.

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