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Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

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Global Leaders in Advancing Education on Aging

AGHE is GSA's education group of colleges and universities that offers education, training, curricular innovations, and research programs in the field of aging. AGHE’s goal is to provide:

  • A forum for discussion and debate on issues regarding the advancement of gerontology and geriatrics education including education opportunities for older people (educational gerontology), and education about aging for societies at large ;
  • A network base for communication, inter-organizational cooperation and leadership with associations of higher education, public officials, volunteers and others interested in education on aging; and
  • Leadership on policies and issues related to higher education.

These goals are accomplished through Academy programs and services such as:

History

Established in 1974 (as the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education), the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) is the GSA's education group of colleges and universities that offer education, training, and research programs in the field of aging. AGHE currently has more than 60 institutional members throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. 

Learn more about this transformation and AGHE's full history.

Mission

  • To advance gerontology and geriatrics education in academic institutions; and
  • To provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions.


AGHE and its members are strongly committed to the well-being of older adults. Together, AGHE and aging-studies programs in institutions of higher education strive to:

  • Prepare service delivery personnel who will work directly with older adults;
  • Train educators who specialize in the physical, psycho-social, and policy domains of aging;
  • Educate the society at large about the processes of aging and the implications of an aging society; and leadership on policies and issues related to higher education.

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