Professional Organizations

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (aka AGHE) is the international leader in advancing education on aging and is the only institutional membership organization devoted primarily to gerontology and geriatrics education since 1974. The UNC Gerontology Program was established and continues to follow the guidelines for graduate programs according to AGHE standards.

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The American Society on Aging (ASA)

The American Society on Aging (ASA) is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families.

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is a non-profit professional organization with more than 5000 members in the field of aging. GSA provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.

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Sigma Phi Omega (SPO)

Sigma Phi Omega, the Gerontological Honor Society, seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.

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