A student enrolled in any Health Science class at any educational institution has the opportunity to join with other students and form a local HOSA chapter under the supervision of the classroom instructor who also serves as the HOSA Chapter advisor. These students and chapter advisor submit the Chapter Affiliation Application forms and fees to the state advisor. Upon receipt of membership cards, the chapter is affiliated with national HOSA as an affiliate chapter. The chapter will need to affiliate with both the state and national levels.
HOSA members are involved in community orients, career related and leadership development activities. Students from all local chapters attend statewide conference for leadership training, service projects, and participation in HOSA competitive events that test and recognize students’ competencies and related skills in their chosen health related career. All affiliated state associations conduct state leadership conferences and send as many members as possible as well as the state competitive events finalists (three in each event and division) to the annual HOSA National Leadership Conference.
The activities of HOSA chapters are integral to the instructional program and are endorsed by the United Stated Department of Education as evidenced by a 1981 policy statement.
Affiliate with HOSA?
HOSA, Future Health Professionals is a student organization that operates pursuant to federal and state laws which recognize the need for HOSA activities to be a viable component of career and technical education programs in Health Science education. Students with leadership ability and social maturity, who can handle the spirit of competitiveness, will be more community oriented and will seek involvement and participation in citizenship activities.
HOSA activities that are integrated into the curriculum provide students with the ability to:
HOSA extends the scope of Health Science Education into the community. When students participate in HOSA activities as a group in the community, there is an involvement and cooperation of sharing responsibilities and a commitment of family, school, and community in current healthcare issues. HOSA activities provide health science students with visibility and develop a positive relationship with healthcare providers and the professional staff.
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For more information about HOSA, please contact Denise Abbott at (801) 226-6158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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State HOSA Advisor
487 West 300 South - Orem, UT 84604
Phone: 801.221.9720 | Fax: 801.224.4210