Health Professions




HOSA students are able to hone their skills, gaining confidence in the process, as they work through the events in the Health Professions category. Students get a better understanding of the intricacies involved in being a healthcare professional. It is HOSA's hope that this will allow students to make a well-informed decision regarding a healthcare career path.

Below are the event synopses for the Health Professions Events. Clicking on the link will direct you to the rules and guidelines for the event.

Biomedical Lab Science

*denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: ID lab equipment, infection control-transmission based precautions, inoculating-streaking an agar plate, using a microscope, ABO blood grouping, gram staining, and preparing a lab solution.

Clinical Nursing

*denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve medication intramuscular, medication subcutaneous, inserting nasogastric tube, sterile wound irrigation, urethral catheterization, postmortem care of the body, and patient preoperative exercises.

Clinical Specialty

*denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Presentation and Procedural Event
  • Development of a Career Portfolio for ANY Health Related Career
  • TALLO upload of portfolio required
  • Presentation to Judges
  • Procedure Demonstration

Dental Science

*denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: assembly and disassembly of local anesthetic syringe, seating/preparing/dismissing patient for basic dental exam, brushing-flossing, treatment room disinfecting and cleaning, preparing an alginate impression, and ID dental instruments.

Family Medicine Physician

*denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Presentation/Project Event
  • Development of a Career Portfolio in Family Medicine
  • Interviews
  • Peer-to-Peer Presentation
  • TALLO upload of portfolio required
  • Presentation to Judges

Home Health Aide

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: taking an adult tympanic temperature, taking an apical pulse, emptying a urinary drainage unit, changing a dry dressing-nonsterile technique, giving a back rub, caring for dentures, moving a client using a draw-sheet, and applying elasticized stockings.

Medical Assisting

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: telephone screening, recording patient health history, creating an electronic chart, screen for visual acuity, assist with routine physical exam, measure height/weight, urine testing, donning sterile gloves.

Nursing Assisting

*denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: hand-washing, making an occupied and closed bed, positioning a patient with a disability in bed, transferring a patient from bed to wheelchair, measure and record vitals, admitting a patient, and caring for an ostomy.

Physical Therapy

*denotes $500 travel scholarship to IL

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: ambulating with a gait belt, walker, cane and crutches, range of motion, transfer from supine to sitting position, donning and removing PPE, and ice pack application.

Sports Medicine

*denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: anatomical landmark ID, joint action and assessing ROM, strength of shoulder and ankle, taping (ankle, arch, elbow, thumb).

Pharmacy Science

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: , verifying controlled substance prescription content/DEA number, withdrawing liquid from a vial, compounding an oral suspension, patient screening for a pharmacy consult.

Veterinary Science

  • Procedural Event
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve: preparing the operative site, lifting and restraining a dog, ID equipment, simple fecal floatation, ID of parasites, ID of animal breeds/species, wrapping a surgical pack, and preparing a feline to obtain a temperature.