HOSA is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, California Department of Education, the Health Science Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education, National Consortium for Health Science Education, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and over 50 other health-related partners and industry associations.
Through the HOSA Competitive Events Program California members compete in teams or as individuals in over 45 different events related to all aspects of health care. HOSA is integrated into the Health Science Education curriculum to develop and recognize smart, dedicated, and passionate future health professionals.
This year we will be competing in the following events:
Sports Medicine- Students take a test and demonstrate two or three skills related to SM. Scenarios include Flexibility exercises, Assessment, Assess ROM and Strength Testing of Shoulder, Assess ROM and Strength Testing of Ankle and Foot, Taping of ankles, arch, elbow and thumb. Warm up skill will be verbalized. Stretch will be demonstrated for 5 seconds. Test online, second round at the State Leadership Conference.
EMT- Students take a 50-question multiple choice test and demonstrate two or three skills related to EMT. Scenarios include: Patient Assessment, Trauma or Medical, BVM Ventilation, Immobilization/Splinting, Bleeding Control/Shock Management, Cardiac Arrest Management/AED. Look for changes in the order of steps and a new skill has been added. Test online, second round at the State Leadership Conference.
Forensic Science – This event will involve two rounds of competition. Round One will consist of a written test to evaluate the team’s understanding of forensic medicine. The top scoring teams will advance to Round Two and will be given a case study related to forensic medicine. Encourages Health Science students to analyze careers in forensic medicine and to work as a team to apply their knowledge and skills in creating a solution to a forensic medicine-related problem. Test online, second round at the State Leadership Conference.