Time 2 Change Program

Why Time to Change?

Time 2 Change is a free program designed to help participants

  1. lose weight
  2. reduce body fat 
  3. increase your confidence in achieving personal health goals
  4. give participants the knowledge and tools to continue a fitness program on their own after the conclusion of the program 
  5. improve overall quality of life

Who is Eligible?

This program is free and available to all students who are currently enrolled at UNC Charlotte who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more. You must be an individual who is willing to work hard and stay committed for the full length (12 weeks) of the program during the fall semester.  This program will cap at 25 registered participants.

Program Dates and Schedule:

This program will be held at Belk Gym, Student Activity Center, Student Health Center and Counseling Center and will last 12 weeks.  

  • Personal Training: Each participant will recieve 2 personal training sessions a week unless it is an assessment week. 
  • Group Support Session: Each participant will attend 1 Group Session per week.  In these group sessions you will recieve information regarding Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness. These sessions are manadatory! 
  • Nutrition Counseling: Individual appointments will be made with University Dietian.
  • Counseling Center: Individual appointments will be made with Counseling Center.
  • Assessments: Each participant will recieve an initial assessment (week #1) and a final assessment (week #12). 

Program Information:

This program will focus on individual training sessions lead by a Certified Personal Trainer, group discussion sessions lead by Professional Staff from Recreational Services, Student Health Center, Counseling, or Center for Wellness, and individual counseling.  You will have the same trainer for the entire length of the program. Your trainer will educate you on proper form and program design so you can learn to design your own workouts and gain the confidence you need to continue a program on your own. In addition, you will be asked to complete workouts on your own with the support and motivation of your peer group.

Within your group you will also be asked to meet with the Campus Dietician who will help assist you with nutrition choices to help enhance your understanding of pursuing your life-style goals. During these group discussions you will discuss weekly challenges, success and ways to stay motivated for the week ahead. The nutritional counseling and individual counseling will be scheduled on an individual basis. We ask that you do make these appointments because they will assist with success of the program.

Finally, we will be tracking your progress throughout the program using an excel spreadsheet. We will be tracking your weight, BMI, body fat, circumference, blood pressure and resting heart rate. You will be completing two assessments during the 12- week program at the beginning and end of the program.

To Apply:

Applications for Fall 2017 are now closed. Please check back around December for the Spring 2018 applications to open up!


Please email enewcom1@uncc.edu or ptrainer@uncc.edu