Gord began his studies by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was awarded an NCAA scholarship in swimming. He went on to complete a Master of Physical Therapy degree at Duquesne in 1999. Gord is a member of the orthopaedic divisions of the Canadian and American Physiotherapy Associations. He has completed a number of continuing education courses including level 3 manual therapy, acupuncture, and taping. He is also an NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.