Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an international student-led organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education (Health Science, Med Term, Anatomy and Physiology, Forensic Science, and Vet Tech). HOSA is 100% health care.
HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the Health Science Education(HSE)-HOSA Partnership.
HOSA is not a club to which a few students in school join. Rather, HOSA is a powerful instructional tool that works best when it is integrated into the HSE and health science related curriculum and classroom. Those who join the HSE-HOSA Partnership recognize the importance of providing students with training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the health care field. The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-oriented and capable of playing a leadership or followership role as a member of a health care team.
HOSA members are encouraged to take full advantage of the HOSA Competitive Events Program. HOSA Offers 60 Competitive Events that are aligned to the National Healthcare Foundation and Accountability Criteria outlined by the National Consortium for Health Science Education.
HOSA's mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. It is essential that the HSE-HOSA Partnership maintain its momentum and encourage all HSE instructors to integrate HOSA into their curriculum and classrooms.
2019-2020 TCHS HOSA Officers
Sergeant at Arms
Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Aguilar, and Ms. Davalos
Texas HOSA website: www.texashosa.org
National HOSA website: www.hosa.org