One benefit of HOSA membership is the opportunity to showcase health science knowledge and skills through competitive events. Students work individually or in teams. Events may include an on-line test, skill demonstration, formal presentation, display of work, or group situation.
A student must be an affiliated dues-paid HOSA member each year to compete. He/she may choose two competitive events and any number of recognition events.
If an event requires on-line testing prior to the State Leadership Conference, that is done on a local level with a test proctor present. The on-line test must be completed during the designated testing window in order to compete at the state conference.
Active HOSA members gain the opportunity to compete at both the state level and national levels. At the State Leadership Conference, members that place first, second, or third are given the opportunity to compete at the national competition during the National Leadership Conference. The fourth and fifth placings are considered alternates.
HOSA advisors often ask for suggestions when helping to prepare their HOSA members for State and National Competition. Here are some competition tips that might make a difference!
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