Health Occupations Students of America is a National Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) endorsed by the Department of Education and the Health Occupations Education Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education.

Those that join Health Science- HOSA partnership recognize the importance of providing students training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the healthcare field.

HOSA recognizing that the rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers, who in addition to their technical skills, are people oriented and capable of playing a leadership or follower ship role as a member of a health care team.

HOSA Provides:

  • A unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognition for secondary, post-secondary, adult and collegiate  students enrolled in health occupations education programs.
  • HOSA is 100%  Healthcare.
  • It is a powerful instructional tool that works best when it is integrated into the Health Science curriculum and classroom.
  • Health Science Instructors committed to the development of the total person.


  • Received National Recognition at the 2010 National Conference for Increased membership.
  • 2009-2010 membership -741
  • Added Three new chapters
  • Had 17 National Finalists in Orlando

The Mission of HOSA

To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skills, and leadership development of all health occupations education students, therefore helping the student to meet the needs of the health care community
HOSA’s mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. It is essential that the Health Science – HOSA Partnership maintains its momentum and encourage all Health Science Instructors to integrate HOSA into their curriculums and classrooms.

HOSA’s Goals

The goals that HOSA believes are vital to each member include promoting, developing, and encouraging member’s growth in self-confidence, effective knowledge, leadership and skills, effective communication, character, and achievement by being involved in local, state and national health care and education projects.