HOSA members are encouraged to take full advantage of the HOSA National Competitive Events Program, a constantly expanding and improving series of health care related competitive events.  Competition within a state is held as a means of identifying those members eligible for competition at the HOSA International Leadership Conference (typically, the top three may advance).

The Competitive Events Program is designed to provide a system for recognizing the competencies developed by members through Health Science class instruction, related job training and HOSA related activities.  Individual members and teams are evaluated according to set standards of performance by professionals from the health care community appropriate to each event.

Secondary/Post-Secondary Events

Emergency Preparedness

CERT Skills
CPR/First Aid
Emergency Medical Technician
Life Support Skills
Medical Reserve Corps Partnership
Public Health

Health Professions

Biomedical Laboratory Science
Clinical Nursing
Clinical Specialty
Dental Science
Home Health Aide
Medical Assisting
Nursing Assisting
Personal Care
Physical Therapy
Sports Medicine
Veterinary Science

Health Science

Dental Terminology
Medical Spelling
Medical Terminology
Medical Math
Medical Reading

Knowledge Tests:
Behavioral Health
Health Career Exploration
Human Growth and Development
Medical Law and Ethics
Transcultural Health Care


Extemporaneous Health Poster
Extemporaneous Writing
Health Career Photography
Healthy Lifestyle
Interviewing Skills
Job Seeking Skills
Prepared Speaking
Researched Persuasive Speaking
Speaking Skills


Biomedical Debate
Community Awareness
Creative Problem Solving
Forensic Medicine
Health Career Display
Health Education
Medical Innovation (Pilot Event)
Parliamentary Procedure
Public Service Announcement


Barbara James Service Award
MRC Volunteer Recognition
National Service Project
Healthcare Issues Exam
HOSA Happenings
HOSA Chapter Reflection

New Mexico Association deadline for Recognition Events is midnight of the first Friday in February. The national recognition deadline is May 15th.

Visit HOSA’s National website for more information on competitive events.