Fitness Center

The Virginia Business College Fitness Center is located inside Commonwealth Student Center. It is fully equipped with cardiovascular machines, free weights, weight machines, and an aerobics room.  The hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Weekly fitness classes are offered at no charge to students. A complete schedule of classes and times will be available at orientation.  Showers are located inside the Fitness Center for your convenience.


The gym is open to students during regular Student Center hours and is available on a first-come basis.  Students are encouraged to utilize this facility to play a game of basketball with friends or organize other student-led sport competitions.


Virginia Business College offers four hard tennis courts for student use during daylight hours. 

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Our region is full of outdoor recreational opportunities for the both the adventurous and the not-so-adventurous.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of hiking and biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail, Appalachian Trail, Steele Creek Park, Sugar Hollow Park and numerous other regional trails.  South Holston Lake and Dam are beautiful destinations for a leisurely walk or picnic.

The local rivers and streams are welcome sights to kayakers and if fishing is your interest, we can “hook” you up with some great places.  South Holston River has some of the best fly fishing in the nation.  Local outfitters can take you to the best locations and ensure that you have all the correct apparel and gear.

The Golf Club of Bristol, Steele Creek Golf Club, Clear Creek Golf Club, and Tri-Cities Golf Club are all a short drive and open to the public.  In addition, there are several local private golf clubs.


For more information regarding health and wellness opportunities for students, please contact Elaine Rock at or 276-644-3831.


Medical Needs

Bristol Regional Medical Center is part of the Ballad Health Hospital system.  It is a level II Trauma Center and provides 24/7 emergency and surgical needs.  Numerous walk-in clinics and urgent care facilities are available in our city.  We have listed a few below for your convenience, but there are many others for consideration.

HMG Sapling Grove Urgent Care

240 Medical Park Blvd, Ste 1700

Bristol, TN  37620


Ballad Health Medical Associates Urgent Care

2686 West State Street

Bristol, TN  37620 423-844-0026

Wellmont Urgent Care in Bristol

410 Stagecoach Road

Bristol, VA  24201