Teachers

Leadership skills are an integral part of every Health Science Education curriculum. The statement “HOSA is an integral part of Health Science Education” is frequently used. Being an integral part means HOSA activities can be a method of instruction which reinforce what the student learns in the classroom and on the job. Integrated Chapter activities improve the effectiveness of every health science program and help students become more employable.


HOSA is a student organization that is 100% health care, and offers opportunities for all students who plan to pursue a health care career. Students with leadership ability and social maturity, who can handle the spirit of competitiveness, will be more community oriented and will seek involvement and participation in citizenship activities as a result of their involvement in HOSA.

HOSA activities that are integrated into the curriculum provide students with the ability to:

 set goals for life long planning

 be flexible for inevitable career change

 manage basic survival skills

 lead by using democratic processes

 build self-esteem

 raise their level of social intelligence

 take pride in accomplishment

 develop enthusiasm and maintain motivation

 accept the spirit of competitiveness as a way of life on the job and in the world about them

 communicate more effectively; and

 help others with no regard for recognition other than the satisfaction from helping those in need


HOSA extends the scope of Health Science Education into the community. When students participate in HOSA activities, there is an involvement and cooperation of sharing responsibilities and a commitment of family, school, and community in current health care issues. HOSA activities provide health science students with visibility and develop a positive relationship with health care providers and the professional staff.