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Serving future health professionals since 1976, HOSA was created with the idea of providing students opportunities to develop as a leader and a future employee. With over 260,000 members across the nation, it is safe to say that HOSA has met our mission! HOSA creates driven, determined student leaders that are excited about healthcare and all that HOSA has to offer. Above all, HOSA is a tool-a tool vital to the success of students, teachers, and health professionals. HOSA is 100% healthcare and connects all hubs of the healthcare field. One experience ignites another creating a chain reaction between those who teach, learn, and do.

HOSA operates as an integral component of the health science education curriculum. HOSA is not a club to which a few students in school join. Rather, HOSA is a power instructional tool that works best when it is integrated into the HSE and health science related curriculum and classroom. Through its network of state and local chapters, HOSA provides powerful instructional tools, recognition, leadership, networking, scholarships, and connections to the healthcare industry to thousands of members across the United States.

Through the HOSA Competitive Events Program, members can compete in teams or as individuals in over 60
 different events related to all aspects of the health care industry. HOSA integrates into the Health Science Education curriculum to develop and recognize smart, dedicated, and passionate future health professionals.

HOSA Mission
The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience.
The purpose of the organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science or Biomedical Science Education instructional program. 


  • To promote physical, mental and social well-being. 

  • To develop effective leadership qualities and skills.

  • To develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people. 

  • To develop character. 

  • To develop responsible citizenship traits. 

  • To understand the importance of pleasing oneself as well as being of service to others. 

  • To build self-confidence and pride in one's work. 

  • To make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field. 

  • To develop an understanding of the importance in interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations.

  • To encourage individual and group achievement.

  • To develop an understanding of current health care issues, environmental concerns, and survival needs of the community, the nation and the world.

  • To encourage involvement in local, state and national, and international health care and education projects.

  • To support Health Science or Biomedical Science Education instructional objectives.

  • To promote career opportunities in Health Care.

Core Values 

We value LEARNING. We are committed to learning and becoming respected, knowledgeable and skilled health professionals. We will respect the experiences and contributions of our teachers, peers and patients and seek to learn from them. 

We value LEADERSHIP. We will serve as role models in our academic program, profession and community. We will be ethical, accountable and trustworthy.  We will use our influence to empower others to strive for excellence. 

We value SERVICE. We are dedicated to serving others with compassion. We believe that individuals are important, and we will treat everyone with respect and care. 

We value INNOVATION. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of others. We will continuously seek the knowledge and skills to address challenges and improve the health professions.

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