Professor Ahmed Samir Elokda, joined the faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2014. Prior to his arrival, Dr. Elokda spent 20 years on faculty at different institutions including Cairo University, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Elokda earned his Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Cairo University. He went on to earn advanced Master Degree and PhD in Physical Therapy with emphasis on Exercise Physiology and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation from University of Iowa. Clinically Dr. Elokda earned the Certified Expert of Exercise in Aging Adults certification, and Certified Lymphedema Therapist certification. Also, Dr. Elokda earned the prestigious Fellow status from The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation as a result of his commitment to research and clinical advancement in the field of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.