The National Review of Educational Programs in Gerontology

The Program of Merit is a voluntary program of evaluation for AGHE member and nonmember institutions that offer either gerontology programs (degree and non-degree granting) and/or health professions programs whose curricula integrates gerontology/geriatrics content. The Program of Merit designation gives gerontology and health professions programs an AGHE “stamp of excellence” that they can use to verify program quality, lobby within their institutions for additional resources to maintain program quality, market the program, and recruit prospective students.
Program of Merit Gerontology Brochure

Each program is evaluated according to its own goals and objectives. The Program of Merit Brochure describes the program evaluation process, lists resources to use in the evaluation, answers frequently asked questions, describes how to apply, and includes an evaluation form. The new Program of Merit for Health Professions Brochure is now available.
Program of Merit for Health Professions Brochure

Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with a POM Program Co-chair prior to beginning the application process. To set up a phone appointment to discuss your gerontology or health professions program approach to the POM application process, contact Prior applicants have found that such a conversation aids in determining the readiness of their program to apply for POM and provides valuable information for completing the application.

Program of Merit Application/Renewal Fees:

AGHE/GSA Members: $650
Non Members: $1550
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