PTCS is currently hiring instructors to teach for PTCS in 2018-19 with our advanced training certifications

Qualifications include:

  • Master's degree in exercise science, exercise physiology or equivalent

  • Earned the prestigious certified strength & conditioning specialist(C.S.C.S.) credential

  • Possess an advanced personal training certification, such as ACSM-HFS, CES, or equivalent

  • Have completed our rigorous comprehensive training program and earned A.M.S certification

  • Have a minimum of 5 years personal training experience

  • Have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience



Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc & Sports Physio, MPT, CSCS, C-IASTM

Chris received his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from SUNY Plattsburgh, his Master's Degree(MPT) in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and he received his advanced Master's Degree in Musculoskeletal & Sports physiotherapy from the University of South Australia(equivalent to a U.S. Residency). Uniquely, Chris has been a personal trainer since 1996, changed careers in 1997 from Marketing to Physical Therapy.


His passion for learning is evident and contagious. He loves to present at conferences, private seminars and fitness venues. Chris has earned the prestigious C.S.C.S. credential through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2002. Chris has been a practicing physical therapist for 18 years with a strong clinical background in orthopedics, sports injuries and spinal dysfunctions and a personal trainer for 20 years. He has worked in industrial rehabilitation, outpatient, and private practice settings and has also been a fitness presenter for the past 15 years. He has created five dynamic live seminars for personal trainers, physical therapists and massage therapists, five home study and five Elearning courses on human movement. He is presently working as a physical therapist,  presents at fitness conferences, teaches live seminars for PTCS and other continuing education companies while consulting on various fitness and health-related projects. Chris will be pursuing a Fellowship in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy and earning a Doctorate of Science (Dsc) in Physical Therapy starting 2019.



Stephen Sefchick, MSA, MS, ACSM-CEP, NASM-CES/GFS, TPI

Robert Ruffalo, PT, DC, CCSP, TPI, CGFI-MP3

Lizza Mcintosh, PT, MPT, LMT, CPT

Paul Kirkpatrick,  MS, BS, CSCS, ATS, ACSM-CPT​




Phone: 443-528-0527

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