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Competitive Event Categories

HOSA’s Competitive Events Program brings health careers education to life through rigorous testing of knowledge, performance, skill, and leadership capabilities aimed at developing, encouraging, and recognizing the brightest future health care professionals. HOSA’s competitive events are divided into five categories:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cultural Diversities & Disparities 
  • Dental Terminology
  • Health Informatics
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Reading
  • Medical Spelling
  • Medical Terminology
  •  Nutrition
  •  Pathophysiology
  •  Pharmacology
  • Biotechnology 
  • Clinical Laboratory Science 
  • Clinical Specialty
  • Dental Science
  • Family Medicine Physician
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing Assisting
  • Personal Care * IDEA
  • Pharmacy Science
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Veterinary Science
  • CERT Skills
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Life Support Skills *IDEA
  • MRC Partnership
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Public Health
  • Extemporaneous Writing
  • Health Career Photography
  • Healthy Living
  • Interviewing Skills *IDEA
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Research Poster
  • Biomedical Debate
  • Community Awareness
  • Forensic Science
  • Health Career Display
  • Health Education
  • HOSA Bowl
  • Medical Innovation
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Public Service Announcement
  • American Blood Centers – HOSA Blood Drive
  • Barbara James Service Award
  • HOSA Activity Tracking System – Member Instructions
  • HOSA Activity Tracking System – Chapter Advisor Instructions
  • Healthcare Issues Exam
  • HOSA Happenings
  • National Service Project
  • Dynamic Decisions’
  • Foundations of Medical Terminology
  • Foundations of Medical Reading
  • Foundations of Nutrition
  • Math for Health Careers
  • Life Threatening Situations
  • Health Careers Preparation
  • Health Career Display ‘
  • Health Education
  • Healthy Living
  • Foundations of HOSA Bowl
  • Extemporaneous Health Poster
  • Exploring Medical Innovation
  • Public Health

Would you like to see Nevada HOSA adopt a new competitive event?

Nevada HOSA prides itself in being co-curricular with Health Science and Public Safety Programs in Nevada. It is always our priority to be offering competitive events that are relevant to curriculum and courses in Nevada programs. If you have a suggestion for a competitive event to be added for Nevada HOSA, please click here for the suggestion form.

Please note: Competitive Event suggestions are reviewed annually. Typically, no competitive events will be added after August of each year and suggestions will be maintained for review the following year.

Competitive Event Resources

National HOSA Competitive Events General Rules and Regulations
(HOSA Section B) (WWW)


  • Since 2010 at the State level all members may only compete in one event execpt in Recognition events; members may participate in MULTIPLE Recognition events.
  • Pilot Events/State Level Only events do not count towards the one event limit.
  • At the National level all members may only compete in one event except in Recognition events; members may participate in MULTIPLE Recognition events.
  • Official uniform is required to compete starting in 2010, this excludes events that require another type of attire like scrubs or CERT gear.

Complete Competitive Event Guidelines are listed in Section B of the HOSA Handbook. Guidelines are updated and revised annually. All chapters should be certain to refer to the most recent version of the guidelines. Updates and notifications are found in the national HOSA Magazine, National Leadership Conference Guide, and Heartbeat of HOSA Newsletter.