Competitive Events

HOSA NATIONAL COMPETITIVE EVENTS PROGRAM

The National Competitive Events Program provides members with numerous opportunities for recognition of achievement in individual or group competition.

TWO TYPES OF EVENTS

HOSA offers events in six categories:

1. HEALTH SCIENCE EVENTS Competitive events
2. HEALTH PROFESSIONS EVENTS
3. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EVENTS
4. LEADERSHIP EVENTS
5. TEAMWORK EVENTS
6. RECOGNITION EVENTS “Recognizes” individual or chapter accomplishments

In the competitive events, medals are awarded for first, second and third place. In recognition events, HOSA members and chapters are asked to meet a standard. Those who meet the standards are awarded a pin, certificate or plaque, depending on the event. Members should refer to Event Guidelines at www.hosa.org

EVENT EVENT CODE
HEALTH SCIENCE EVENTS
Dental Terminology DT
Medical Spelling MS
Medical Terminology MT
Medical Math MM
Medical Reading MR
Knowledge Tests

Behavioral Health
Human Growth and Development
Medical Law and Ethics
Nutrition
Pathophysiology
Pharmacology
Transcultural Health Care

 

KB
KG
KM
KN
KP
KH
KT

HEALTH PROFESSIONS EVENTS
Biomedical Laboratory Science BT
Clinical Nursing CN NOT OFFERED AT PENN HOSA SLC
Clinical Specialty CL NOT OFFERED AT PENN HOSA SLC
Dental Science DS
Home Health Aide HH
Medical Assisting MA
Nursing Assisting NA
Personal Care * PC
Pharmacy Science RX NOT OFFERED AT PENN HOSA SLC
Physical Therapy PT
Sports Medicine SM
Veterinary Science VS
EMERGENCY PREPARENESS EVENTS
CERT Skills CT
CPR/First Aid CP
Emergency Medical Technician EM
Epidemiology EP
Life Support Skills * LS
MRC Partnership MC NOT OFFERED AT PENN HOSA SLC
Public Health PH
LEADERSHIP EVENTS
Extemporaneous Health Poster EH
Extemporaneous Writing EW
Health Career Photography HP
Healthy Lifestyle HL
Interviewing Skills * IS
Job Seeking Skills JS
Prepared Speaking PS
Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking RS
Speaking Skills * SS
TEAMWORK EVENTS
Biomedical Debate BD
Community Awareness CA
Creative Problem Solving CS
Forensic Science FS
Health Career Display HD
Health Education HE
HOSA Bowl HB
Existing Medical Innovation ME
Original Medical Innovation MO
Parliamentary Procedure PP
Public Service Announcement PA
RECOGNITION EVENTS
Barbara James Service Award BJ
Healthcare Issues Exam HC
HOSA Happenings NL
MRC Volunteer Recognition MV NOT OFFERED AT PENN HOSA SLC
HOSA Service Project NS
Outstanding HOSA Chapter OC
Outstanding HOSA Achievement OA NOT OFFERED AT PENN HOSA SLC
Outstanding HOSA Leader OL ELECTED BY PENN HOSA EXECTUTIVE COUNCIL

HOSA members may enter only one competitive event in State and National competition. In addition, competitors may participate in as many Recognition Category Events as they wish.

* Special needs events. Competitors MUST be classified under the provision of the 2004 reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Guidelines for each of the competitive events can be found at www.hosa.org