2020-2021 Competitive Event Guidelines

HOSA Handbook Section B – The HOSA Competitive Events Program:

  • Enhances Leadership
  • Supports Technical Development
  • Guides competition at the local, district/regional, state, and international levels

The Competitive Event Program Consists of the Following:

  • General Rules and Regulations – rules pertaining to all competitors in all events
  • Competitive Event Appendices – additional forms and processes used as part of the CE Program
  • Specific Competitive Event Guideline files (found below) which include competency based performance rating sheets.

Area/Regional/State HOSA Event Managers: Equipment and supplies needed to run and organize competitions, can be found HERE. This information is no longer written as a part of the event guidelines.

A History / Summary of the CE Program (Section B) can be found HERE.

Updates from 2020-2021 Membership Year: 

4.5.2021 Math for Health Careers – clarification added to reflect the ‘fill-in-the-blank’ test-question response format

3.5.2021 Medical Math – clarification added to reflect the ‘fill-in-the-blank’ test-question response format

11.29.2020   CERT Skill III A – Scoring has been updated.  

10.15.2020 Info has been added to the Medical Spelling re: discount code for Taber’s for individuals & a link for advisors.

10.6.2020 Medical Assisting – Links for the fillable pdfs in skill II and skill III have been added.

9.23.2020 Nursing Assisting & Personal Care Clarification has been made to Skill V steps #7 & #8.

9.20.2020  Clinical Specialty – The Work-based Summary and Learning and the Professional Verification Letter have been deleted due to limitations in facility access due to Covid.

9.17.2020  Healthy Lifestyle – Points for the reference page have been added to the rating sheet.

9.17.2020  Healthy Lifestyle – Points for the reference page have been added to the rating sheet.

Middle School Events

Middle School (MS)- A middle school student is one who: a) is enrolled in a state-approved health science program or is planning to pursue a career in the health professions; and b) has not been promoted to a secondary institution (grades 9-12) prior to the state’s/country’s annual conference. He/she must be in grades 6-8.

Barbara James Service Award

Recognition

Barbara James Service Award

GUIDELINES

Dynamic Decisions

Teamwork

Dynamic Decisions

GUIDELINES

Exploring Medical Innovation

Teamwork

Exploring Medical Innovation

GUIDELINES

Extemporaneous Health Poster

Leadership

Extemporaneous Health Poster

GUIDELINES

Foundations of Medical Terminology

Health Science

Foundations of Medical Terminology

GUIDELINES

Health Career Exploration

Health Science

Health Career Exploration

GUIDELINES

Health Career Display

Teamwork

Health Career Display

GUIDELINES

Health Career Preparation

Leadership

Health Career Preparation

GUIDELINES

Health Education

Teamwork

Health Education

GUIDELINES

Healthy Lifestyle

Leadership

Healthy Lifestyle

GUIDELINES

HOSA Happenings

Recognition

HOSA Happenings

GUIDELINES

HOSA Service Project

Recognition

HOSA Service Project

GUIDELINES

Life Threatening Situations

Emergency

Life Threatening Situations

GUIDELINES

Math For Health Careers

Health Science

Math For Health Careers

GUIDELINES

Medical Reading

Health Science

Medical Reading

GUIDELINES

Nutrition

Health Science

Nutrition

GUIDELINES

Prepared Speaking

Leadership

Prepared Speaking

GUIDELINES

Public Health

Emergency

Public Health

GUIDELINES

Speaking Skills*

Leadership

IDEA qualified event

Speaking Skills*

GUIDELINES
Secondary and Postsecondary/Collegiate Events

Health Science Events

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

GUIDELINES

Cultural Diversities & Disparities

Cultural Diversities & Disparities

GUIDELINES

Dental Terminology

Dental Terminology

GUIDELINES

Health Informatics

Health Informatics

GUIDELINES

Human Growth & Development

Human Growth & Development

GUIDELINES

Medical Law & Ethics

Medical Law & Ethics

GUIDELINES

Medical Math

Medical Math

GUIDELINES

Medical Reading

Medical Reading

GUIDELINES

Medical Spelling

Medical Spelling

GUIDELINES

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology

GUIDELINES

Nutrition

Nutrition

GUIDELINES

Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology

GUIDELINES

Pharmacology

Pharmacology

GUIDELINES

Health Professions Events

Biomedical Laboratory Science

Biomedical Laboratory Science

GUIDELINES

Clinical Nursing

Clinical Nursing

GUIDELINES

Clinical Specialty

Clinical Specialty

GUIDELINES

Dental Science

Dental Science

GUIDELINES

Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide

GUIDELINES

Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

GUIDELINES

Nursing Assisting

Nursing Assisting

GUIDELINES

Personal Care*

IDEA qualified event

Personal Care*

GUIDELINES

Pharmacy Science

Pharmacy Science

GUIDELINES

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

GUIDELINES

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

GUIDELINES

Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science

GUIDELINES
Emergency Preparedness Events

CERT Skills

CERT Skills

GUIDELINES

CPR/First Aid

CPR/First Aid

GUIDELINES

Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

GUIDELINES

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

GUIDELINES

Life Support Skills*

IDEA qualified event

Life Support Skills*

GUIDELINES

MRC Partnership

MRC Partnership

GUIDELINES

Public Health

Public Health

GUIDELINES
Leadership Events

Extemporaneous Writing

Extemporaneous Writing

GUIDELINES

Health Career Photography

Health Career Photography

GUIDELINES

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle

GUIDELINES

Interviewing Skills*

IDEA qualified event

Interviewing Skills*

GUIDELINES

Job Seeking Skills

Job Seeking Skills

GUIDELINES

Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

GUIDELINES

Prepared Speaking

Prepared Speaking

GUIDELINES

Researched Persuasive Writing & Speaking

Researched Persuasive Writing & Speaking

GUIDELINES

Research Poster

Research Poster

GUIDELINES

Speaking Skills*

IDEA qualified event

Speaking Skills

GUIDELINES
Teamwork Events

Biomedical Debate

Biomedical Debate

GUIDELINES

Community Awareness

Community Awareness

GUIDELINES

Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving

GUIDELINES

Forensic Science

Forensic Science

GUIDELINES

Health Career Display

Health Career Display

GUIDELINES

Health Education

Health Education

GUIDELINES

HOSA Bowl

HOSA Bowl

GUIDELINES

Medical Innovation

Medical Innovation

GUIDELINES

Parliamentary Procedure

Parliamentary Procedure

GUIDELINES

Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement

GUIDELINES
Recognition Events

Barbara James Service Award

Barbara James Service Award

GUIDELINES

Healthcare Issues Exam

Healthcare Issues Exam

GUIDELINES

HOSA Happenings

HOSA Happenings

GUIDELINES

HOSA Service Project

HOSA Service Project

GUIDELINES

Outstanding HOSA Achievement

Outstanding HOSA Achievement

GUIDELINES

Outstanding HOSA Leader

Outstanding HOSA Leader

GUIDELINES
National Geographic Learning Academic Testing Center
(Secondary, Postsecondary/Collegiate and Alumni)

Allied Health Statistics

Allied Health Statistics

GUIDELINES

Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy & Physiology

GUIDELINES

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

GUIDELINES

Bioengineering

Bioengineering

GUIDELINES

Biology

Biology

GUIDELINES

Career Development

Career Development

GUIDELINES

General Chemistry

General Chemistry

GUIDELINES

Human Heredity

Human Heredity

GUIDELINES

Leadership

Leadership

GUIDELINES

Math For Health Professionals

Math For Health Professionals

GUIDELINES

Microbiology

Microbiology

GUIDELINES

Occupational Health & Safety

Occupational Health & Safety

GUIDELINES

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

GUIDELINES

Physics College

Physics College

GUIDELINES

AAFP Family Medicine Career Test

AAFP Family Medicine Career Test

GUIDELINES
**Student must be classified under the provision of the 2004 reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to participate.