Health Occupation Students of America
Future Health Professionals
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HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) division of ACTE. 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.
Oregon HOSA helps students develop leadership, citizenship, and occupational skills through applied learning opportunities with a unique program of motivation and recognition exclusively for students enrolled in Health Sciences Technology Education programs. HOSA is 100% health care.
HOSA is a powerful instructional tool that works because it is integrated into the HSTE curriculum and classroom. Through the HOSA/HSTE partnership, classroom instructors are committed to developing the total person, recognizing the importance of providing students with training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the health care field. The health sciences curriculum is enhanced and made relevant to real-life situations by training in such skill areas as: leadership, communication, team building, public speaking, technical skills, dependability and professional behavior. Members develop skills through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and community based practicum experiences. From this base, students can cross the bridge to success in careers, communities and families.
HOSA is the pipeline for training 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 in the rapidly changing health care system.