HOSA: Health Occupations Students of America



HOSA is a state and national organization whose mission is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all Health Occupations Education students, therefore, helping the students to meet the needs of the health care industry.



High school males and females in grades 9 through 12 who are, or have been, enrolled in a Health Occupations Education program.


Levels of Organization and Dues

Local – Dues determined by chapter
Regional – Dues determined by region
State – Annual dues required
National – Annual dues required


Opportunities for Involvement

Competitive Events

Category I
Health Occupations Related Events

  • Dental Spelling
  • Dental Terminology
  • Medical Spelling
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Math
  • Knowledge Tests

Category II
Health Occupations Skill Events

  • Dental Assisting
  • Administrative Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting – clinical
  • Nursing Assisting
  • Dental Laboratory Technology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Veterinary Assisting
  • Medical Lab Assisting
  • Opticianry
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Physical Therapy
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Category III
Individual Leadership Events

  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Prepared Speaking
  • Extemporaneous Writing
  • Researched Persuasive Speaking
  • Extemporaneous Health Poster

Category IV
Team Leadership Events

  • Community Awareness Project
  • HOSA Bowl
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Outstanding HOSA Chapter
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Biomedical Debate
  • Outstanding HOSA Member
  • Medical Reading
  • Health Education
  • Career Health Display

Category V
Recognition Events

  • National Recognition Program Outstanding HOSA Chapter
  • National Service Project Outstanding HOSA Member
  • Barbara James Service Award Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Issues Exam
  • Gold Star Chapter Program Chapter Newsletter
  • HOSA week
  • National Service Project

Other Opportunities for Recognition

  • Scholarships – $6000 annually
  • National Leadership Academy
  • National Recognition Program
  • National Service Project
  • Barbara James Service Award s Exam
  • Gold Star Chapter Program


Source: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/workforce_development/vso/hosa.html 

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