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

The first five categories are “compet­itive” and only the top scoring individuals and teams are recog­nized. HOSA also offers events in the Recognition category that seek to recognize an individual’s or chapter’s accom­plish­ments. 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. Medals are not awarded for first, second and third place. For more details about events in the Recognition category, see rule #12 in these General Rules and Regulations, or read the specific event guide­lines at www.hosa.org

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.

CATEGORIES & EVENTS EVENT CODE
HEALTH SCIENCE EVENTS
1. Dental Terminology  DT
2. Medical Spelling  MS
3. Medical Terminology  MT
4. Medical Math  MM
5. Medical Reading  MR
Knowledge Tests:
6. Human Growth and Development  KG
7. Medical Law and Ethics  KM
8. Nutrition  KN
9. Pharmacology  KH
10. Pathophysiology  KP
11. Transcultural Health Care  KT
HEALTH PROFESSIONS EVENTS
12. Biotechnology  BT
13. Clinical Nursing  CN
14. Clinical Specialty  CL
15. Dental Science  DS
16. Home Health Aide  HH
17. Medical Assisting  MA
18. Nursing Assisting  NA
19. *Personal Care  PC
20. Physical Therapy  PT
21. Sports Medicine  SM
22. Veterinary Science  VS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EVENTS
23. CERT Skills  CT
24. CPR/First Aid  CP
25. Emergency Medical Technician  EM
26. Epidemiology  EP
27. *Life Support Skills  LS
28. MRC Partnership  MC
29. Public Health  PH
LEADERSHIP EVENTS
30. Extemporaneous Health Poster  EH
31. Extemporaneous Writing  EW
32. Healthy Lifestyle  HL
33. *Interviewing Skills  IS
34. Job Seeking Skills  JS
35. Medical Photography  MP
36. Prepared Speaking  PS
37. Researched Persuasive Speaking  RS
38. *Speaking Skills  SS
TEAMWORK EVENTS
39. Biomedical Debate  BD
40. Health Career Display  HD
41. Community Awareness  CA
42. Creative Problem Solving  CS
43. Forensic Medicine  FM
44. Health Education  HE
45. HOSA Bowl  HB
46. Parliamentary Procedure  PP
47. Public Service Announcement  PA

RECOGNITION EVENTS

Competitors may partic­ipate in as many Recognition Category Events as they wish

48. Barbara James Service Award  BJ
49. HOSA Happenings  NL
50. Healthcare Issues Exam  HC
51. National Service Project  NS
52. Outstanding HOSA Chapter  OC
53. Outstanding State Leader  OL
54. MRC Volunteer Recognition  MV

* Special needs events. 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